From research and my midwife’s advice, I knew that belly-binding would be part of my postpartum experience.
The benefits that my Bellefit Dual-Closure corset brought to both my physical and emotional recovery were everything I could have hoped and more.
Pre-pregnancy my hourglass shape meant I had a very slim and flat stomach (my best feature!). I was a bit concerned that I would never have that feature again after pregnancy.
This was my first pregnancy and I delivered an 8 pound 2 ounce boy with an unmedicated birth and a midwife.
She encouraged my postpartum corset as soon as I returned home that same day. I wore my corset 12 to 14 hours a day every day for 8 weeks postpartum.
The best feeling was putting on the corset in the morning; I felt supported and able to engage my entire torso while carrying my newborn around.
The corset also helped me start my postpartum yoga practice. A week after birth, I had strangers come up to me and not believe that my newborn was mine because of how I looked! My first response was, and still is, “it was all in my corset!”.
My Bellefit corset (and my Bellefit pregnancy support tanks) was the single most important and worthwhile accessory I bought during my entire pregnancy.
I also purchased a Tighty Wifey tank to wear under my corset; this really helped get the corset on my first week postpartum. I didn’t even purchase maternity clothes because I knew all I needed was my postpartum Bellefit!
For my next pregnancy I’m going to purchase a size smaller as well, to even further the postpartum benefits!