After being in labor for 20+ hours, I ended up having an emergency c-section. And unfortunately I had to stay in the hospital for a couple of extra days.
But as soon as I got home I put the dual-closure girdle on right away.
I was still very swollen (as you can see in my postpartum picture which was taken on the day I was getting ready to go home from hospital); but since the girdle had the extending option I squeezed into it.
I initially bought the girdle to be able to get my body back after this pregnancy, but am beyond grateful it gave me the extra support and compression I needed while healing from my c-section (which was totally unexpected).
I have recommended this product to all my expecting friends and will continue to do so.
It is definitely a must have!