Belly Bandage vs Body Shaper – Which is Best After Pregnancy?
Do you ever look at celebrity gossip magazines and wonder how these celebrities look so flawless in these form-fitting dresses?
Their secret weapon is a body shaper.
Shape wear underwear is excellent for a night out — however, one of the downsides is that it often doesn't provide enough support for post-pregnancy bodies.
Every mom experiencing anxiety over their post-baby body has wished for something to make the transition back to normal easier.
What product offers the best control for the tummy post-pregnancy?
A belly bandage is a step in the right direction — You can wear it while pregnant, and some options provide gentle support as you recover from delivery. However, we have another option that takes the best of both worlds.
Read on to find the best body shaping garment for post-pregnancy bodies.
When should you wear a body shaper?
Body shaper undergarments are great for when you want to look flawless beneath form-fitting outfits.
Ladies' body shapers are designed to appear seamless under clothing while maintaining light compression around the midsection to give the illusion of a slimmer body.
You can think of body shapers, such as the popular Spanx, as a band-aid patch to the extra weight around the belly. They help to smooth and minimize, but it's not going to help you effectively lose weight.
The benefits of body shapers include:
- A comfortable, seamless fit
- Available in various colors, shapes, and sizes
- A toned appearance
When should you wear a belly band?
Abdominal bands or wraps hug the midsection to provide gentle compression. There are band options to wear while you're pregnant to support the back and abdomen as the baby grows and other varieties designed after delivery.
Do postpartum wraps help with post-delivery pain and support?
Yes, they do — but they're not always the most comfortable fit. Because these garments only wrap around the midsection, they can easily get displaced. Cheaper belly bandages are often made with bulky, itchy materials, which aren't the most discrete under clothing.
The benefits of belly bandages include:
- Available in different sizes and styles (before and after pregnancy)
- Comfortable fit
- Offer shaper compression benefits
- Gentle compression to reduce severity of the pain post-baby delivery
- Encourages improved posture
What's the best post-pregnancy garment?
Body shaping underwear empower women's confidence while offering comfort and support — Bellefit Maternity takes this one step further. The Bellefit Postpartum Girdle provides the benefits of both a belly bandage and a body shaper for women who have recently given birth.
Wearing a Bellefit C-Section Recovery Corset or Dual-Closure Girdle protects and supports the c-section incision. It simultaneously compresses the abdominal area and uterus to help reduce swelling due to fluid retention.
Those suffering from diastasis recti can find comfort with a postpartum girdle. They're made with durable, flexible materials that provide high-grade compression to minimize the pain after delivery and support the back and abdominal muscles, so you can get back to your normal range of motion faster.
The best way to lose the extra baby weight is exercise and a healthy diet, so the sooner you get moving again, the sooner you can get shedding the excess weight.
The benefits of Bellefit girdles and corsets:
- Offers the same seamless toning benefits as body shapers and belly bands
- Medical-grade compression to reduce pain and swelling
- High-quality, comfortable materials
- Comes in different styles and adjustable sizes (from XS - 3XL)
- Added padding to protect c-section incisions
- Excellent to wear during exercises for its abdominal and back support
- Accessible crotch opening with 3 rows of adjustable hooks to accommodate heavy flow pads
How long should you wear your girdle or belly band?
You can wear a post-pregnancy girdle or belly bandage 24/7. Many new moms find that wearing their compression garments alleviate pain symptoms, which helps them get a better night's sleep.
The Verdict: Bellefit Girdles Are The Way To Go Post Pregnancy
Robyn began wearing her Bellefit Dual Closure Girdle the day she delivered her son. She wore it 24-hours a day for the first six weeks.
Not only did the corset keep her posture straight and allow her to carry her son with ease, but it allowed her to sit more comfortably, easing discomfort in her back – and after nine hours of back labor, that was an important feature.
She was amazed by the positive comments she received about her appearance post-pregnancy. “I received many compliments on how quickly I was getting my pre-pregnancy body back,” Robyn said.
Watch Robyn’s Video Testimonial
Robyn has since given birth to her second son, another natural labor that left her with painful cramping as her uterus returned to its natural size. She found that using the Bellefit Postpartum Girdle was the only thing to offer relief: “I was actually able to feed him comfortably, without pain while wearing it, so I wore it 24/7 for the first three months after giving birth.”
The extra support even allowed her to help out when the family moved just 20 days after giving birth!
The active mom said it was the compression and support that also allowed her to quickly get back into running and playing soccer within a month-and-a-half of giving birth. The benefits are endless when it comes to the support a postpartum girdle can offer but choose the product carefully to ensure not only short-term results but long-term confidence.