The Benefits of Wearing a Postpartum Belly Band
There are several reasons why women should consider using a postpartum girdle or belly wrap.
Childbirth is hard on your stomach muscles. Whether you have a natural birth or you’re having a C-section, your stomach is going to pay the price.
Your muscles will be shot for weeks to months afterward, and it can help you to have that extra abdominal support that a wrap or a girdle gives you. With a C-section in particular, your recovery can be even tougher because you’re dealing with surgery too. Wraps or girdles can help with the pressure and pain you’ll feel from your surgical wound.
Using great posture can be a huge feat post-pregnancy. Your posture has been steadily changing over the past nine months and getting it back to normal can take some work and concentration.
A wrap or girdle can help you with that.
Your back can feel like it’s on fire in the first few weeks after childbirth. Doctors will tell you not to lift anything heavier than your baby for a while and they’ll tell you to not rush back into chores or exercises. Your body has just brought another life into this world so you deserve a little downtime.
While a girdle can alleviate back pain in the short term, it’s more of a temporary solution than a permanent fix.