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post #21 of 41
I got a pair of high waisted spanx from Walmart (so generic brand) and they are super tight!!

Kitteh, I started bleeding quite a bit the night after I binded for a few hours. Wonder if that was the cause?!
post #22 of 41
Lots of food for thought here. I still have my Bella Band, so I'll dig that out for trying underneath whatever contraption I end up trying. Seems like a smart way to make it comfy.
post #23 of 41
Tenk, I was going to mention that but i guess I got stuck in the non-stop nursing land and didn't have full use of both arms. But I definitely think that the binding could have caused the increased bleeding, as it kind of assists in squeezing the uterus and other organs back in place. Hope you are feeling better soon and that the strange bleeding patterns stop!
post #24 of 41
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post #25 of 41

I know I haven't been posting here much, but I've been popping in more these last few days now that we've hit our due month, and I feel the need to hear what other very pregnant mamas are going through!  :)  I've been thinking about belly binding lots so I'm glad to see a post!

 

Is anyone thinking of the bellefit?  I've been looking at these for months, and I think I'm convinced after reading and watching tons of reviews, I just need to take some measurements and order one soon.  They're so expensive, but if they really offer the support and benefits everyone says they do, I think it will be worth it!

post #26 of 41
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Originally Posted by mizlizzy View Post

I am definitely planning on binding post-partum. Last time I tried to go old school and cheap, and used ripped up strips of old sheets for binding, which did not work. Nor did the elastic c-section belt from the hospital.

 

I am looking at:

http://www.amazon.com/Breathable-Postpartum-Postnatal-Pregnancy-Abdominal/dp/B00BK1WN4E/ref=pd_sbs_hpc_20

 

which has an extra bit of elastic to cinch in the waist and accommodate curves. I am also considering this generic medical style one:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Gabrialla-Breathable-Elastic-Abdominal-Binder/dp/B000WFW7W2/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hpc_3

 

but the sizing may be hard to get right. I would like to know what belts others have used and liked as well!

 

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Originally Posted by akmeg View Post

I know I haven't been posting here much, but I've been popping in more these last few days now that we've hit our due month, and I feel the need to hear what other very pregnant mamas are going through!  :)  I've been thinking about belly binding lots so I'm glad to see a post!

 

Is anyone thinking of the bellefit?  I've been looking at these for months, and I think I'm convinced after reading and watching tons of reviews, I just need to take some measurements and order one soon.  They're so expensive, but if they really offer the support and benefits everyone says they do, I think it will be worth it!

 

Just started looking more critically at these today, thanks for sharing ideas. 

 

I think I am also going to call the hospital and ask what they provide if anything. I have a bunch of other questions for them too! 

post #27 of 41
Binding has really helped!
And it helps get uterus down as well. I can't wear it at night, night sweats r too bad! I have my mad face on as my son is still in nicu and I'm having a bad day. And tired!
post #28 of 41
Wow, I'm so glad this is working so well for all if you!! I only did it once and had gushing afterwards (after bleeding had stopped) so that was that.

J&J, you don't look like you just had a baby smile.gif
post #29 of 41
Well walking over 5 miles a day due to being in a huge hospital for Cole has helped too. I've been on my feet since birth.
post #30 of 41
I wish I had known about this earlier. Do you think it's too late to start? I'm 11 days PP.
post #31 of 41
11 days pp is definitely not too late to start! I'm 3 weeks pp and still binding. I'm also eating a metric ton a day, tandem nursing makes me ravenous! So the pounds aren't falling off like I'd hoped, but I tend to hold on to weight while bf. But I have definitely noticed a big difference in inches.

Now, if only there were something i could do about these thighs! wink1.gif
post #32 of 41
Do it kalista. If anything it will remind u to flex your abs thru the day and remind u that they exist. Have dh help u make it tight.
I'm still just using my everlasting band. Love it.
post #33 of 41

Interesting!  I think I will check it out.  I've had 4 pregnancies in 6 years and my poor abs are not bouncing back like they used to!  Hopefully there's something local...I'd rather not order something online. 
 

post #34 of 41
See my prior posts, I'm sure Walmart has my kind. Maybe get a men's band? Mine is kind of small but I'm small. I think it's too small for tall people
post #35 of 41
We are going into town tomorrow so I'll have to check Walmart! I'm not tall at all so I don't think a men's band would be necessary. Thanks for the heads up though! I'll look at both when I'm there! smile.gif
post #36 of 41
Correction Everlast is the brand.
post #37 of 41
How is this going for you still using a band? I asked a nurse about it at my Appt. last week, and she wasn't surprised some people experienced a gush of blood when putting it on since it's squeezing the uterus. She said that if I experience a pancake sized or single maxi pad soaking level then that's OK, but more than that means you should ask fr advice from a medical professional to evaluate if it's too tight.

Did any of you talk to your medical providers about binding or do it at tw hospital? She said the nurses there can help put it on for the first time, too.

I was glad to hear she was supportive of the practice since I wasn't sure if this was a controversial one.
post #38 of 41
U might get a gush, u might not. I gush when pumping or nursing. But bleeding stopped 3 days ago, I'm almost 3 w post birth. I was 137 at birth and am 122 or less now. I need to exercise now that bleeding stopped.
post #39 of 41
My nurse helped me put my first band on and told me that I was doing the right thing by binding. I think Tenk was concerned about the gush of blood because she was a few weeks post-partum already and almost done bleeding at that point. But I agree that you should probably expect a gush at first when you put it on, and thats ok as long as it doesn't continue gushing and soaking through heavy-flow pads.
post #40 of 41
Yes. I stopped bleeding by day 6 did binding once around 3 weeks and had the big bleed that night. I also had it several other times until 6 weeks, very randomly, when unprepared. I didn't bind anymore because I was uncomfortable and didn't want to have more bleeding.
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