Every day we hear amazing and inspiring postpartum recovery stories of Bellefit moms from all around the world. We are always so impressed when we see their transformations, that we wanted to take a moment to share some of these stories and help spread the word about the exciting benefits of Bellefit.
Bellefit is proud to announce that we are honoring Natalie K. from Apple Valley , MN as our Postpartum Recovery Featured Mom.
“About five months ago I gave birth to my ninth child. I struggle with a bad lower back and after the birth of my eighth child I was diagnosed with Diastasis Recti (abdominal muscle separation)“ recalls the amazing mom of nine. “For my ninth baby’s birth I wanted to be ready and avoid going through a bad recovery again.” she added.
In her search for a better postpartum recovery, Natalie found Bellefit. “The first pair I ordered was a medium to wear right after having my baby, it was the kind that zips up on the side.” Natalie felt well-prepared when her baby arrived.
“I started wearing the girdle two days after my baby was born when I got home from the hospital. One of the things I noticed right away is that my core felt much stronger. The Girdle really held in all of the flab in the front and also provided great support for my back” stated Natalie. “It was also very easy to put on even though I had a lot of postpartum extra skin and fat.”
“I was able to get into my pre-pregnancy clothes much faster wearing the Bellefit girdle than I had ever been able to with my previous eight pregnancies”
By the time she was six weeks postpartum, she was able to go a size down and purchased a small Pull-up Bellefit girdle. Since Natalie had a total of nine pregnancies, the second girdle she purchased helped her continue her recovery from Diastasis and lower back pain.
“I’ve just been really, really happy with my Bellefit. I wish that I would’ve found Bellefit several pregnancies ago and spared myself from a lot of the postpartum problems that my body went through while trying to recover.”
“After you have a baby, it’s easy to feel down about the way you look, but I feel that Bellefit really helped me feel better about the way I looked a lot sooner.” said Natalie, while smiling reminiscently.
The Bellefit Effect
Women’s bodies are built to bounce back from pregnancy and childbirth. The reality is that it can be difficult for such postpartum body changes to happen quickly without help.
- During pregnancy the body secretes hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and relaxin. They remain in the body after childbirth for approximately six months.
- These hormones are our body’s way of loosening the abdominal muscles. They facilitate the stretching of the abdominal area by as much as 50%, while the baby grows.
- They also act to loosen the pelvic structure, joints and ligaments to prepare for childbirth.
The beauty behind Bellefit ® medical-grade postpartum support garments is that they provide a greater stability for the body after delivery.
- The compression garments work by drawing in stretched muscles to provide a 360° support structure around the torso. Reducing strain on ligaments and joints in the lower back, pelvis, and buttocks.
Reducing stress in these areas enhances your body’s ability to return to its pre-pregnancy alignment, shape and loosen the post baby tummy faster. As shifted and constrained organs return to their pre-pregnancy locations during the first few weeks after c-section or natural childbirth. Bellefit ® girdles hold you in place allowing for movement with greater confidence.
A Bellefit ® postpartum garment is an essential part of a comprehensive postpartum care and c-section recovery plan for both health and confidence.