How Do Waist Trainers Work? Learn How to Instantly Shape Your Waist
Starting the moment you announce your pregnancy, just about everyone you meet will have strong opinions about everything you do. From your diet to your birth plan to your postpartum recovery, you have lots of questions… and lots of people trying to convince you of their opinion.
Undoubtedly, one of those questions is “How do waist trainers work?” quickly followed by “And are postpartum waist training corsets painful to use?”
While you’ve probably heard many different answers to these questions, today we’re using science, research, and real testimonials to teach you all about postpartum waist trainers… and how they instantly shape your waist with minimal effort.
How Do Waist Trainers Work According to Research and Science?
There’s no doubt about it—pregnancy takes a toll on your body. Even if you deliver naturally and don’t have an incision that needs healing, birthing your baby (or babies!) commonly results in a few health conditions.
Your body doesn’t just change during pregnancy… it changes after you give birth, too. To learn more about these postpartum changes and what to expect, click here.
The most common is abdominal muscle separation, known as Diastasis Recti. While daily abdominal exercises can help mend the separation, adding a postpartum waist trainer will give you far more support in your daily life.
If you want to comfortably carry your child and lift objects after birth, a Bellefit postpartum girdle will help you the most. Bellefit is an FDA-registered medical device brand for maternity and postpartum support products. We’ve always got your back… and your belly.
Scientifically speaking, wearing a waist trainer puts constant and direct—yet comfortable and supportive—pressure on your diaphragm and pelvic floor. Wearing one daily can help your uterus return to its normal size faster than it would without. This allows you to wear your regular clothes and feel like yourself again very quickly.
Bellefit waist trainers give moms like you the core support needed to heal quickly--and prevent new injuries—so you can get back to your life faster. The best part? You’ll shape your waist while you heal!
But how do they work if you’ve had a c-section? Fortunately, a postpartum girdle or corset waist trainer is perfect for supporting your c-section recovery. Wearing a waist trainer will keep your sutures from breaking, help prevent evisceration while you heal, and stop your incision from getting irritated—or worse, infected.
And you’ll notice the instant shape in your waist once you start waist training.
Whether you deliver your baby naturally or deliver via c-section, you can rest assured knowing this incredible undergarment has promoted safe, efficient, and effective postpartum recovery for decades.
Waist Trainers are just the beginning of your shopping process. To learn more about the benefits of wearing a postpartum waist trainer, click here.
What Moms are Saying about Their Bellefit Waist Trainers?
Bellefit waist trainers have given moms everywhere a speedy and safe postpartum journey.
Gaelle M. said her Bellefit waist trainer was the biggest help during her postpartum recovery. “I have been wearing it since I got home from the hospital… It really helped me reshape my body and it’s actually really comfortable!” She wears it every day under her regular clothes.
Kezia G. told us it was important to her to be gentle on her postpartum body. After her first child, she rushed her recovery—before she knew about Bellefit. But after the birth of this baby, she opted to focus on a gentle recovery with a Bellefit waist trainer.
Kezia’s final verdict? “I have noticed that I have less back pain and swelling,” in addition to the instant shaping of her waist!
Tamika R. talked with us about the stigma surrounding waist trainers… “As if needing one means you’re inadequate because you weren’t able to get back [to a] flat stomach overnight!” It’s true, many women feel ashamed of purchasing a postpartum girdle. But it’s completely normal and even helps you heal faster.
Tamika also told us “I’m so grateful for convenient and effective little helpers like the Bellefit.”
Postpartum is hard enough. Ice packs, breast pumps, and nipple cream are just a few of the options that can make your journey easier and safer. We strongly believe you don’t need every product under the sun to prepare for your postpartum recovery. Check out the 8 must-haves we recommend for an easy healing process.
How To Pick the Best Waist Trainer for Your Postpartum Body
Now you know exactly how waist training works, but you still need to find the best one. The perfect waist trainer for you depends on your personal needs, preferences, and size. Bellefit waist trainers and postpartum girdles come in a wide range of sizes, closure styles, and specific benefits.
Our abdominal binders are all designed to maximize comfort and offer bathroom accessibility without you needing to remove them. Some of our waist trainers are designed specifically for c-section recoveries, while others are right for any woman’s postpartum journey.
And don’t forget… all Bellefit products are FDA-registered medical devices, so you can shop safely and confidently every time.
No matter your situation, Bellefit wants you to feel comfortable about how waist trainers work while feeling confident about the postpartum girdle you choose. Click here to view our waist trainer collection and find your perfect fit!