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post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by PreggieUBA2C View Post
My recovery involved a lot of systems being healed, including the journey I'm still on for four years now for my thyroid and adrenal glands. With insufficient adrenals, the elastic in all of my joints was absent, so they were not supporting me, which contributed to the prolapse for sure. Then I needed a lot more vitamin C and minerals than I was eating, so I began a super-saturation nutritional and supplementation program. I stopped sitting and kept squatting which was only marginally comfortable at first because I had no squatting burrs in my feet initially. I also began to use the toilet in this position, so that for a few years, I didn't 'sit' at all. All of this combined brought my pelvic floor into proper position. None of it was easy. I was chronically ill for many years and this was just one of the symptoms, that thankfully, is in the past, and this pg was a sure test of that healing. I am overjoyed to report that even with pg, my pelvic floor, uterus, etc... has stayed high and in its place!

I think pelvic prolapse is a symptom, so to heal it, you have to figure out why it's happened, and not just the last straw event, like childbirth, but why your body wasn't and isn't presently able to replace itself. It is missing something it needs to do this work. For me, it was a depletion of nutrients and endocrine issues that prevented my body from holding itself together. My c/s's were its last straw event.

I hope you can heal your pelvis. I know how awful it is to walk around feeling like my insides are falling out.




I had that too with my first pg and second as well. I didn't do any squatting then, but after ds3 was born, I began to put together the puzzle I described in short above. There was no way that I would be putting weight on loose pelvic bones and tissues at that point. I'd have ended up in a bed if I had. I began the nutritional stuff first and when my body was strong enough, then I began the physical rehabilitation.



All this said, I do think I may use a band to support my preggie belly once it is really big. Of course at that point, it's really back support if anything, for me at least.
Would you mind talking a bit about how you figured out which minerals/vitamins you were low on? I feel like my second pregnancy took a lot out of me (my first two are 18 months apart, and i ate like crap the second time), so I'd be very interested to know how to figure out what I need to fill that back out.
post #42 of 48
Question. Is there a fundamental difference between some of these wraps I've seen in the thread and a regular girdle? I'm slightly overweight and carry most of it in my belly even before I was pregnant, so I understand the squishy feeling. I've been wearing a pretty tight girdle for a couple of years just for comfort and so I'll look better in my clothes. (Also it seems to relieve some lower back pain I started getting when I turned 25).

Here's what it looks like: "Waist-Nipper" Undergarment

I wore these all the time till I was about 10 weeks pregant and started showing, then switched to the more flexible Belly Band. So do y'all think something like this would work as a post-partum belly wrap?
post #43 of 48
Other than medical, is there really a reason to wear these? I am really not trying to be incendiary (I promise!!) or critical, but they seem really hot and uncomfortable. I like the idea of feeling supported after birth, but my EDD is August 27th in the deep south, and I cannot fathom this being comfortable at all!!

Continuing to read with lots of interest, though...
post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by Suzannah View Post
Other than medical, is there really a reason to wear these? I am really not trying to be incendiary (I promise!!) or critical, but they seem really hot and uncomfortable. I like the idea of feeling supported after birth, but my EDD is August 27th in the deep south, and I cannot fathom this being comfortable at all!!

Continuing to read with lots of interest, though...
It's definitely a to each his own, of course! I delivered both my babes in Florida in May and August, and I still found it comfy to wear. But, like I posted, I had c-sections, and it made my incision feel more protected and I liked my abdomen feeling supported. I never really got too hot. But that is likely because I didn't take my newborns out in the heat during the hottest parts of the day much anyway, so I was usually in air conditioning.
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Edited by 1babysmom - 3/17/13 at 7:18am
post #46 of 48

Bumping this for reading material later on.

post #47 of 48

I'm glad this was bumped.  I was wondering of the use of the binders after a c/s.  I have used two belly bands at a time after my previous sections but I was wondering if an actual wrap (the kind with velcro)  would help even more.  I am concerned about them being too stiff and hurting against the incision when I am in a sitting position.  Can anyone share some experience with that?
 

post #48 of 48

I'm planning on doing it. I'm also going to get a hip shrinker thingy. I didn't do it with DD because I didn't want to spend $50+ on one, but this is my last baby and the last chance to take advantage of those relaxin hormones!

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