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post #21 of 65
i have a friend from senegal who swears by this practice. brooke burke makes one for after pregnancy called taut it is sold on her website baboosh.com
post #22 of 65
Oh, I'm SO doing this.
post #23 of 65
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Originally Posted by sevenkids View Post
No, no links, sorry!


For the maternity belts, Baby's R Us and similar places, just make sure they are WIIIDE, at least 6 inches. They sell some belts that are really narrow, I don't know whose belly they're supposed to support!
I do 2 belts
One to belt myself and the smaller one to support- these 2 were a set I got from singapore.
I have an Indian friend and they tie saris, I believe- (they wear them, about 6 yrd of cloth, ) they just wrap round and round , tightening as they go- tummies supposed to really zap back into place
post #24 of 65
Hon I've got the Medela post partum belt. If you want it I'll send it to you to try, PM or FB me your non-pg weight to make sure it's the right size but I think it will be since we're both little-ish. It was a little too big for me (smallest size) after the first week or so but it really did help for as long as it fit!

The one thing is, if there's a support belt out there that somehow supports the area between your hip bones that's the one thing that might improve it. I found I wanted the support to go lower than it did, but I'm curvy and so if I had it tight enough to support me around my waist, there was no way it would go around my hips, so I couldn't get support for where I *really* wanted it.

At any rate let me know and I'll send you that one to try, and while you're researching ifyou find one that will actually support the area between the hip bones please let me know!!!

xo
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post #26 of 65
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I have an Indian friend and they tie saris, I believe- (they wear them, about 6 yrd of cloth, ) they just wrap round and round , tightening as they go- tummies supposed to really zap back into place
OK I have a Moby that shrank too much in the wash and is now just a long strip of fabric (not long enough to tie as a baby wrap though). Do you think I could achieve the same results with it? I would love to buy a wrap but we are so low on money it's not an option, not even a used one...
post #27 of 65
Interesting thread . . . would a regular girdle from the lingerie store do the trick??
post #28 of 65
Brooke Burke is promoting her band for this - BabooshBaby.com.

I think anything binding that stays flat would work - so many of those girdle things don't stay put.
post #29 of 65
So... Does anyone have any info that suggests this is NOT a good idea?
post #30 of 65
This is so interesting. My friend and I were just taking about this because she asked her mom to get her "granny" panties for after the birth. I never even thought of this before. I don't remember having the "insides falling out" feeling but I remember wanting a little more support.
post #31 of 65
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OK I have a Moby that shrank too much in the wash and is now just a long strip of fabric (not long enough to tie as a baby wrap though). Do you think I could achieve the same results with it? I would love to buy a wrap but we are so low on money it's not an option, not even a used one...

Hmm- how long is it?

The sari is 5-6 yards, and they need a friend to keep wrapping it-

Try it on DH if he lets you, see how many rounds it goes,

It should work, if you can get atleast 2-3 rounds. does it have velcro ?
post #32 of 65
I did it after my last birth, it felt great, and I avoided the "mommy tummy", which really says something for someone 5' 105lbs with a 10 pound baby!
post #33 of 65
so interesting. thanks for the thread!!
post #34 of 65
I did belly binding after my son's birth and I loved it. I just used a long stretchy peice of fabric and just wrapped it around and around. I also had a spanx, but I have to say that the underwear on the spanx was continually riding up my butt (it wasn't a thong)....and lets just say that no one wants a wedgie after giving birth.....very painful. I would definetly suggest getting a belly binder that is just a belt, with no built in underwear.
post #35 of 65
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Originally Posted by truemists View Post
OK I have a Moby that shrank too much in the wash and is now just a long strip of fabric (not long enough to tie as a baby wrap though). Do you think I could achieve the same results with it? I would love to buy a wrap but we are so low on money it's not an option, not even a used one...
it could work--
we use sheets folded longways into 1/4 and then tied- and I have used a gauze fabric that is actually great because the gauze grips it's self and doesn't come untied or loosen up when worn--

as for info to the contrary-- back when stays were used it was considered to be a possible cause of prolapse-- and I could see that most likely was true -- and that is also why I talked about placing the uterus before binding to keep the external pressure from pushing the organs in and down-- it also isn't a subsitute for long term rebuilding of muscle tone-- certainly palative care that can help with posture and in pregnancy great in helping to reduce back pain , reduces some of the irritatable contractions and helps to position a baby-
beyond recent medical uses- long time traditional care in may cultures world wide--
post #36 of 65
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Could you clarify?

you know what this is before labor but she shows some of the massage and squeezing-- on youtube -- Angelina the Midwife-- there are 3 videos which are all worth watching == the massage is on #1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENQkqNeXnr4
post #37 of 65
My culture (Mexican) does this. Most of us are fitted for our fajas in the last trimester. Traditionally the faja is made out of a non-stretchy fabric similar to a bed sheet but some use plain old girdles. My aunts, mother and grandmother did this and I will too.
post #38 of 65
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I'm a big proponent of belly-binding in pregnancy and postpartum. I recommend all my mama get a nice wide support belt for pregnancy and some kind of girdle or support panties for postpartum. I see less malpositioned babies, less back aches, less hip pain, and less varicosities in pregnancy, and moms feel so much stronger after birth if they wear supportive undergarments.(that sounds soooo Victorian!) That feeling of walking around like your organs are falling out is because they are actually falling back into place after being squished out of the way by the growing uterus.
I have every intention of doing this, this time. I ALWAYS wanted more support for both stages, but I guess I balked at the cost. But not anymore. It's my fourth baby. I've earned the right to feel good, instead of sore and hunched over!
post #39 of 65
I am in the middle of reading a book called Birth in Four Cultures. They examine birth practices in the Yucatan, America, Holland, and Sweden. Anyway, the chapter on the Yucatan talks about how they bind the woman's belly after birth. It was kind of funny because after they wrap the fabric several times, they tie a knot in front that ends up being shaped like a penis. And the women jokingly call it a "pollo" (think "cock" in English)
post #40 of 65
I was googling "belly binding" and this thread came up! I know it's an old thread, but there's some pretty good info, so I thought I'd bump it up!

Anybody else practice belly binding after the birth? Are there any instructional websites that show how to do it?

Thanks!
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