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post #21 of 26

There's a belly wrap thread on here I think but not sure if it's been updated with what we're all planning to use! I'm trying to decide between the squeem and the leonisa. Both look more like corsets and provide support from your public bone up to your boobs. Or at least that's what the pics look like! I was going to get a baboosh or belly bandit but was worried they wouldn't be long enough for my torso. A cheaper version of those is the gabrialla which you can find on amazon. I'm having a hard time decide which size to order though, since the squeem and leonisa aren't solely for postpartum use and there is no size chart that corresponds to a PP body.

post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

There's a belly wrap thread on here I think but not sure if it's been updated with what we're all planning to use! I'm trying to decide between the squeem and the leonisa. Both look more like corsets and provide support from your public bone up to your boobs. Or at least that's what the pics look like! I was going to get a baboosh or belly bandit but was worried they wouldn't be long enough for my torso. A cheaper version of those is the gabrialla which you can find on amazon. I'm having a hard time decide which size to order though, since the squeem and leonisa aren't solely for postpartum use and there is no size chart that corresponds to a PP body.

i did order the squeem and got the M instead of the small.  i'll order a smaller if i need it, but decided to go more w/ hips and bust instead of prepregnancy waist at this point.... since my hips are up 4 inches and my waist, well, it's 42-43 inches around right now!!!  just took it out and looked at it, and it's looking pretty snug, and not as long as i was hoping.  but maybe i just look super long right now b/c i am!!!  i have a pretty long torso so am worried about length....  will keep you posted!

post #23 of 26

I ordered a Leonisa in a L and now I'm thinking maybe a M would've been better? AH I couldn't decide. My hips are (barely) a M in their sizing, but the corresponding waist size only goes up to 31.5 so I went with a L.

post #24 of 26
This time I did 24 hours of Percocet and belly massage. Right after b was born, she was taken to the nursery for respitory distress, so after delivering the placenta I was up and showering my legs off. I put on a diaper sized pad, my jeans, my belly bandit, and went out to the nursery to be with her. I was great for about ten minutes and then a huge clot came out. Pretty immediately after that I was writhing in pain- worse than any pain I had before the babies came. I was totally unprepared for how bad the after pains would be. I was pretty much on the toilet for a few ours passing clots and bleeding fairly heavily. Twin mammas, you've got more blood, so more has to come out. Just a heads up- I passed three softball sized clots, which is apparently considered petty normal after birthing twins. I've never used pain medicine before, but I wish someone had offered me that Percocet while I was in labor so that it would've had time to take effect before the after pains started.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama View Post

This time I did 24 hours of Percocet and belly massage. Right after b was born, she was taken to the nursery for respitory distress, so after delivering the placenta I was up and showering my legs off. I put on a diaper sized pad, my jeans, my belly bandit, and went out to the nursery to be with her. I was great for about ten minutes and then a huge clot came out. Pretty immediately after that I was writhing in pain- worse than any pain I had before the babies came. I was totally unprepared for how bad the after pains would be. I was pretty much on the toilet for a few ours passing clots and bleeding fairly heavily. Twin mammas, you've got more blood, so more has to come out. Just a heads up- I passed three softball sized clots, which is apparently considered petty normal after birthing twins. I've never used pain medicine before, but I wish someone had offered me that Percocet while I was in labor so that it would've had time to take effect before the after pains started.

 



Were you able to sleep with the percocet?  I have some chronic health issues and have been given percocet for pain management and I can _never_ sleep well with it.  I know they will offer it again with baby delivery post section.  I suppose sleeping well is really mute post partum but the little stretches I do get, I would like to be solid.

post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by Michelle Renee View Post

 



Were you able to sleep with the percocet?  I have some chronic health issues and have been given percocet for pain management and I can _never_ sleep well with it.  I know they will offer it again with baby delivery post section.  I suppose sleeping well is really mute post partum but the little stretches I do get, I would like to be solid.

If I could have calmed down, I probably could have slept. But, I had one kid in one hospital with me and another kid at the nicu, so needless to say, there was no sleeping. Honestly, I didnt find whatever they gave me to be strong enough. 

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