A corset doesn’t burn fat, but it can promote weight loss in healthy women. How? Well, compression is amazing, that’s how. During pregnancy, a woman maintains a blood volume one and a half times her normal levels. That is a lot of extra fluid!
In addition, women tend to retain water later in pregnancy – many pregnant women have experienced swollen ankles, feet, or hands. A common, but potentially dangerous condition, eclampsia, causes significant water retention and high blood pressure.
Women with this condition, or its precursor, pre-eclampsia, are prone to putting on water weight, especially toward their due dates. Doctors and midwives carefully monitor this condition, but once the baby is born, the new mom’s blood pressure typically returns to normal. But she is still carrying around lots of extra water!
Additionally, most women who birth their babies in hospitals have an IV during labor and birth. An IV delivers fluids to the body and serves as vehicle for some medications that a woman may receive during childbirth, like Pitocin. Because the IV delivers extra fluids directly into a woman’s blood vessels, there is even more fluid for a woman to lose after a hospital birth!
Over time, the body will regulate itself: most new mothers experience frequent urination after having their babies. This is one way that the body handles the excess fluid. Another way is through sweating. Most new mothers will experience a few periods of intense sweating over the first week of recovery from childbirth.Again, the body is simply doing its job – using the systems it has to reduce fluid levels.
Are there Corsets that promote weight loss?
Wearing a weight loss compression garment, however, can speed the loss of this excess water. By compressing the abdominal tissues, excess fluid becomes available for transport through the blood to the kidneys, to be removed by the excretory system.
Compression also helps to return the internal organs to their proper places within the abdomen. And finally, a compression garment gives the abdominal muscles the support they need to snap back to their original shape.
Women with diastasis recti, a separation of the abdominal muscles, find relief and support using a compression garment. The compression provided by a girdle or corset gives the abdominal muscles a chance to heal in their proper position, rather than healing incorrectly.
Our Bellefit products double as weight loss corsets, allowing a new mother to return to her pre-pregnancy shape and size more quickly by speeding recovery and promoting weight loss in the abdominal area. All of the Bellefit styles have the same level of compression, so women using them will see results no matter which style they choose.