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Belly wrapping after birth

1fitmom's Avatar 1fitmom (TS)
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I have been reading a lot about belly wrapping after birth to help get your pre pregnancy body back, has and/or is anyone else doing this; and if so what kind of results did you get or hoping for.

 

Also what did you use or are planning to use?


guatemama1's Avatar guatemama1
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Here women traditionally wrap rebozos around the belly postpartum for at least a few days... My mama-in-law recommends it and I will be giving it a try for sure! I've heard it feels good to have some support there, too, after so many months of not really using abdominal muscles and feeling a bit floppy postpartum. Hopefully I'll be trying this *soon* :)


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I'd like to know about this too!  I have friends who have given very positive reviews.


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I got one of these: http://inhishands.com/Binder-Abdominal.4922

Can't wait to try it. I plan on wearing it as much as possible postpartum.
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I did this to a degree after we got home from the hospital.  It really helped me be comfortable enough to walk around without being hunched over.  It flattened my stomach in a really weird way though.  Now my flab is hanging super low.  I wish I could have had a c-tuck.  LOL.


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After my first I used supportive undergarments and it definitely helped everything snap back to a similar version of what it used to be. I had bad diastasis recti after my daughter and used something with extra firm support (think post-surgical garment) to bring the muscles back together and it helped a lot. Immediately post-partum when your mid-section is weak and you slump forward while breastfeeding and holding the baby, it helps to correct posture and provide some extra support for everything. I wear Spanx almost exclusively later on as underwear.


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I will be getting a Belly Bandit.  Too bad I didn't fit one when I was around 5 months.  Luckily a local store carries them so I will be venturing out soon after the baby is here.  ISa Hererra recommends them to help support the muscles and uterus pp. 


1fitmom's Avatar 1fitmom (TS)
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Here is a website that specializes in body shapers.

 

http://www.hourglassangel.com

 


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Here women traditionally wrap rebozos around the belly postpartum for at least a few days


Do you know how to wrap the rebozo to make it work? I have a wrap so maybe I could use that rather than buying something.
mrsbernstein's Avatar mrsbernstein
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My midwife and her assistant are in FULL support of wrapping...and even recommended the Belly Bandit.  

 

Next on my list to buy...

 

Mr sB


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Do you know how to wrap the rebozo to make it work? I have a wrap so maybe I could use that rather than buying something.


Wrap it around your waist as many times as it fits (mine goes around twice or so) and tie. Like a big thick cloth belt around your middle. Like a hug! My sweet MIL swears by it!


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Wrap it around your waist as many times as it fits (mine goes around twice or so) and tie. Like a big thick cloth belt around your middle. Like a hug! My sweet MIL swears by it!


How tight do you make it? Comfortably snug or as tight as you can handle?
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Comfortably snug - definitely loose enough so that you can breath and move and be comfortable. Just tight enough to give support but not to leave marks on your skin.


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Comfortably snug - definitely loose enough so that you can breath and move and be comfortable. Just tight enough to give support but not to leave marks on your skin.


Thanks. I think I might try that because I can't really afford the $60+ for a belly band.
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