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I got one right when I got preggo. I needed it for a job (needed to wear a costume lol! long story) and I couldn't look preggo but I was already showing a bit hehe!!! I just hope to be comfortable enough to wear it.. Mine looks like this <a href="http://tiendamundolatino.com/images/31006.jpg" target="_blank">http://tiendamundolatino.com/images/31006.jpg</a> but instead of shorts type, it's a thong.<br><br>
eta it looks more like this one w/o the bra of course <a href="http://tiendamundolatino.com/product_info.php?cPath=36_39_87&products_id=164" target="_blank">http://tiendamundolatino.com/product...roducts_id=164</a>
 

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I've not used one before but I got one this time. I got a 12" medical grade abdominal supporter. It was under $20 with shipping. I think it was called an EZ Wrap, you could try to google it
 

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My mom is making me a couple. From firm and stretchy frabric. I wore one last preggy (after baby was born) and it really really helped my tummy go flat and not be soft.
 

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I don't really get how binding/constricting the muscles can get you a better shape. What am I missing? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> Can someone point me in the direction of an article or something?
 

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Is this suppose to be worn 24/7? I didn't wear anything like this with my first, but sometimes had the urge to bind my belly with a tensor bandage <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> so I am really interested.<br><br>
I like zoebirds, I think that's the one I will order. No wires or hooks.
 

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I have one of those blue exercise velcro thingys that I plan to wear. My mom is really big on binding after birth. I think you're supposed to wear it for 24 hours but I think i'll just wear my mine during the day and remove it in the evenings.
 

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essentially, binding helps hold the skin and organs in place while the muscles move back toward their original, unstretched shape.<br><br>
it is the actual use of the muscle of the belly that brings that back into alignment; these garments simply help facilitate the process.<br><br>
one need only wear it 4-6 weeks, and it needn't be worn 24-7, though most people do wear their garments after abdominal surgery 24-7 (which is where the modern theory behind belly binding comes from. it's a very old tradition, but in the modern era, it is used because it has been foudn that it helps decrease swelling/water retension as well as supports the skin and organs while the muscle returns to it's normal shape).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">essentially, binding helps hold the skin and organs in place while the muscles move back toward their original, unstretched shape.<br><br>
it is the actual use of the muscle of the belly that brings that back into alignment; these garments simply help facilitate the process.<br><br>
one need only wear it 4-6 weeks, and it needn't be worn 24-7, though most people do wear their garments after abdominal surgery 24-7 (which is where the modern theory behind belly binding comes from. it's a very old tradition, but in the modern era, it is used because it has been foudn that it helps decrease swelling/water retension as well as supports the skin and organs while the muscle returns to it's normal shape).</div>
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Great info.
 

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I want to get this one:<a href="http://babooshbaby.com/" target="_blank">http://babooshbaby.com/</a>
 

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I was looking at that one too but wondered if anyone had success with a cheaper alternative. My good friend just did support undies and said they made a big difference after the birth of her daughter and it was A LOT cheaper.
 
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