Benefits of a Postpartum Girdle After Birth
Congratulations on the arrival of your new bundle of joy! No doubt you are eager to share your happiness with your family, friends, and social media followers, but are also hesitant for them to see photos of you so early into your recovery process. It is challenging to accept the postpartum stage – psychologically, emotionally, and physically.
Well, what if I told you that you can have it both ways? Not only can you savor the joys of motherhood, you can get your body back.
Although there are a variety of methods and products on the market that you can use to achieve this, I want to draw your attention to the postpartum girdle. It is cheap, easy to use, and it works.
What is a Postpartum Girdle?
Postpartum girdles are worn around the abdominal region to help the abdomen, hips, and bum regain their former shape. Not to be confused with waist trainers, girdles fall into the “shapewear” category. Tight yet breathable, they are made of medical-grade fabric, nylon, and spandex
They have recently gained popularity after celebrities, like Jessica Alba, announced that she wore one following her delivery and that she achieved incredible results.
Beyond celebrities, women worldwide are writing raving reviews about the benefits of Bellefit’s postpartum girdles:
A Better and Immediate Alternative to Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery is expensive, often requiring a 5-figure budget for the (non-insured) procedure. In New York City, $9000-$12000 is the minimum budget required. A cheaper and comparable alternative is a $72 postpartum girdle from Bellefit. That same $10000 that had to be saved and set aside for plastic surgery can now be put into a college savings account for your new little bundle.
The last thing you should do following childbirth is subject your body to an arduous surgery and a prolonged recovery process. It typically takes between 2-4 weeks to recover from plastic surgery, and it can take months before you start feeling like your usual self.
Plastic surgery also comes with a number of side effects, including pain, numbness, and bruising that can last several weeks. Like any surgery, it also carries risks and complications. Your likelihood of experiencing complications increases if you have a history of poor circulation, liver disease, lung cancer, diabetes, or if you smoke. Complications can range from scarring, slow healing, altered pigmentation, infection, and bleeding to fluid build-up.
One of the best parts of the postpartum girdle is that you can start wearing it the day you are discharged from the hospital. By contrast, doctors are skeptical about recommending a tummy tuck after a C-section, and even ideal candidates have to wait 6 months to undertake the invasive procedure.
Why wait when you can benefit from your postpartum girdle? Our custom C-section girdle removes pressure from your incision, speeding up the healing process.
According to the latest evidence, the postpartum girdle helps women experience less bleeding, pain, and to get back up on their feet quicker after a C-section.
Speed Up Your Body's Healing Process
If you experience diastasis recti, the girdle’s design helps to realign your over-extended abdominal muscles. Generally speaking, it allows women to quickly regain their natural body shape, relieves postpartum cramps, reduces pain, conditions you to become more agile, and steadies your pelvic floor.
Some nursing mothers have also described how the girdle helped them to lose weight. However, there is no medical evidence to support this claim. In any case, one of your goals as a nursing mother should be to recover your core strength quickly and connect with your bundle of joy, and a postpartum girdle helps you to achieve this.
Postpartum Girdles Support Well-Being
A mother's mental stability and recovery after childbirth is just as important as her physical recovery. Although a newborn often brings unbridled joy, one of the most significant challenges today’s mothers face is accepting the incredible changes that happen to their bodies.
Unfortunately, we live in a world where slim is the barometer for what is socially acceptable and sexy. Add social media to the mix, and a new mother’s self-esteem can take a considerable bashing. When you are regularly exposed to images of slim, sexy women, you are more likely to compare yourself to them and worry.
A postpartum girdle gives new moms hope, confidence, and an effective tool they can use to get their body back to its former state. When you wear Bellefit underneath your clothes, you look slim and it provides you with an hourglass shape. That feeling of confidence and having a plan can give you a sense of achievement and a continued source of inspiration. It also helps you to accept the current state of your body and chart a course for recovery.
After all, the postpartum period is a time to bond with your baby, regain your core strength, adapt to motherhood, and get back to your pre-pregnancy activities. Constantly staring at your abdomen in the mirror is not part of the list.
Instead of worrying, focus on your goals and have something to look forward to by wearing Bellefit.
How to Wear a Postpartum Girdle
A postpartum girdle should be worn immediately after childbirth, as soon as your doctor allows.
How NOT to Wear Your Postpartum Girdle
- Do not wear it while pregnant
- Avoid direct contact with the skin by wearing your girdle over an undershirt
- Do not wear it in the shower
- To avoid distress, ensure the girdle is loose enough and adjust it regularly to support healing and comfort
Suitability for a Postpartum Girdle
Women who have amnionitis, infections, or wounds from a C-section cannot wear postpartum girdles (or postpartum wraps).
A postpartum wrap should be worn immediately; if your doctor permits you to proceed.
Waist Trainers Should Not Be Confused With Postpartum Wrap
What makes a postpartum wrap so effective is that it offers gentle compression and support to aid the healing and recovery process. The waist trainers you see some celebrities wearing on social media are made from dense materials, such as metal and latex, creating heavy compression. They are worn to reduce the size of your waist and are not medically advisable.
We know that the postpartum period is never easy. That’s why we have created Bellefit’s postpartum girdle to help you through this process. With exercise and a balanced diet, your body should return to its normal shape in no time. Take it slow, and enjoy this blissful moment with your child.