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After birth belly wraps? (Belly bandit etc)
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:07 PM
Did anyone use a after birth belly wrap?
- what brand I'd you buy?
- were you happy with it/ do you think it helped?
- would you use one again?
Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:25 PM
First time around I tried the "mothertucker". It was rubbish as it kept rolling upwards (well, my saggy belly kept helping it roll up). So I stopped using it.
Second time around I used the belly bandit. I said you could use it straight away and although it wasn't pressing on my c/s scar, it pushed the flab onto it which was uncomfortable. I stopped using it for a while and resumed when the scar was better. It did help as it makes you hold your gut in. Sadly doesn't do anything for the flabby skin or saggy boobs.......
Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:36 PM
I used the src recovery shorts from about 1 week post birth (had emergency CS and it hurt too much to put the on initially)
I found the compression on my scar felt good, but ds was born in nov and I found them very hot, and difficult to manage maternity pads under them. Also I wanted to wear shorts, but they were too long. If src did a version that was more like boy leg length I think that would be more useful for a summer babe. But for winter I think I'd get more use out of them.
In the end I only wore them for about 2 weeks, then went to Kmart and bought boy leg tummy control undies, for the reasons above. But I do think the shorts did the job, just more suited to winter babies though.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:20 PM
- what brand I'd you buy? Vespa and the Ladybird. Like a Belly Bandit but cheaper
- were you happy with it/ do you think it helped? Also had a tendency to roll and was visible except under quite loose clothes, but definitely helped flatten tummy quickly and support back and abdominal muscles
- would you use one again? Absolutely. Would consider investing more in something like the recovery shorts though, now that I know it's not just a gimmick and they really do help
I had a c/s so didn't start wearing it until one week post delivery too, I felt too sore to start straight away. That didn't seem to make a difference though. I wore it until 5 weeks post partum then switched to my pre pregnancy control underwear
Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:32 PM
I did after DD1 and loved it (Belly Bandit). This time around the physio gave me a tubigrip and it is 10x better, way more comfortable and just as much support.
Edited by Eeyolet, 20 January 2013 - 02:32 PM.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:02 PM
I had a Vespa and the Ladybird wrap but wore it only once. It was too hot and uncomfortable for me. I ended up having a caesar, so perhaps that has something to do with it, but I'm also quite small and I think the wrap was too big and bulky.
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