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#1 of 3 Old 11-10-2010, 09:56 AM - Thread Starter
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So I've learned from my mw that my ab muscles have separated (which is why my stomach looks like it has a mohawk haircut every time I go from lying to sitting!  lol.gif ) - is a belly binder a good thing to use?  I've heard so many people who have bought one and then only used it once or twice...I don't want to invest the $$ if it's not going to work.

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#2 of 3 Old 11-10-2010, 10:06 AM
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I bought an inexpensive one off of ebay... I refuse to blow a fortune on the more expensive ones. I just can't justify buying something that costs $60+ and then in another 2 weeks have to do it again because I shrunk so much. This is the first time I'm doing any binding but I know from my daughter, the separation didn't go back. I have a hernia right above my belly button now and I can imagine it's only going to get worse after another pregnancy (feels like this baby is well over 8pounds already). So... I just bought a $10 one off of ebay. It's adjustable, fits up to 50 or 55inches... not sure how small it goes. But I thought if I really don't use it much, $10 wasn't a terrible price to pay. smile.gif

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Both of mine do not work.  I tried and just felt...confined and not in a good way.  They seemed to make me more lightheaded, and I didn't even put them on tight. So I gave up.  With a diastasis I have heard they are very useful.  I just wanted one to avoid the "guts falling out" feeling.

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