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#31 of 37 Old 03-01-2009, 08:47 AM
 
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Thanks so much for the link!! I have been trying & failing miserably to find videos of how to do the binding.

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Have any of the new moms started trying this yet?

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In all of your searches has anyone found anything that would work for a very plus-size belly? I can't use ace bandages or anything like that because they just roll off. I'm having such a hard time finding something though. (Seriously, my lower belly hangs so low I will need something to lift it first.)

I was thinking about just using shapewear, but that seems like it could get messy with the bleeding and all. I've never been graceful when removing shapewear... I can just see a huge mess.
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Amy, I'm very plus sized too & I'm able to use the ace bandages. I got some 6" wide ones from the dollar store & sewed 2 together. I think I'm going to get a couple more just to make it a better lenth. If you have one, you could also try using a wrap carrier, although that would be really bulky, or any long piece of cloth.

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I tried a sling today out of desperation. It was futile. I hadn't thought about sewing bandages together though. That might work. I'll check if our dollar store has any.
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I bought some firm control undies yesterday for some added support, but I want something that will help hold up my whole tummy (not just the bottom half). I'm going to watch the youtube video and see if I can't do something like that myself. If not, I may have to order a belly binder.

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the you tube video is about supporting a pregnant belly... i'm wondering if it's different how we want the uterus to be positioned for a postpartum belly. I know a major point in the whole thing is getting the uterus to a place where the ligaments can shrink to the right length, so I don't want to mess that up. I just never understand that description in another thread about laying on your back and using a sock...????
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