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#1 ausfarmerswife

Posted 20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM

I’ve heard shape wear is good for after a c section, I remember that tummy falling out feeling after my last one and was wondering if shapewear would be useful to purchase, I don’t really want to spend a lot on the designated pregnancy recovery shorts/support.

#2 HolierThanCow

Posted 20 January 2020 - 07:23 AM

I found the c-panty was good (better than shapewear). The high rise ones. Not cheap, but worth it. I think I had two pairs that I rotated.

#3 Bono25

Posted 20 January 2020 - 07:27 AM

I got a pair of the c sec specific ones 2nd hand (I'm sorry I can't remember the name right now), I only wore them once because it felt like they were rubbing on my scar.  I did ok with  the tubi grip the midwives gave me. I pretty much wore it 24/7, although I can't remember if I took it off at night when I went to bed.  But I found the tubi grip much more comfortable.

#4 ckmelb

Posted 20 January 2020 - 08:09 AM

The physio at the hospital sold me a "tubi grip" basically a giant stretchy tube for $15. The midwife recommended it over any other expensive shapewear and I found it very comfortable for after C section

#5 mandala

Posted 20 January 2020 - 08:14 AM

The physio recommended the basic Target shapewear shorts - she said that you needed support for your pelvic floor too, or you can sort of squeeze everything down. I bought two pairs in different sizes. The tubigrip was good over the top, but I had a lot of pelvic instability issues so I still wear it sometimes!

#6 Lallalla

Posted 20 January 2020 - 08:57 AM

The physio at the hospital gave me tubi grip because muscle separation was worse than should be with my 2nd (unsurprising as I had twins at 38 weeks), where as first time I was in the normal range at same hospital and wasn’t given anything.

I’d be tempted to wait and see

#7 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 20 January 2020 - 09:45 AM

View PostHolierThanCow, on 20 January 2020 - 07:23 AM, said:

I found the c-panty was good (better than shapewear). The high rise ones. Not cheap, but worth it. I think I had two pairs that I rotated.

Same, the silicon panel to reduce scarring is a bonus.

#8 JK4

Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:05 AM

Maybe try Gumtree or eBay for SRC recovery shorts, I had them after my last c section and I can not recommend them highly enough, they improved my mobility and recovery immensely.

#9 blackcat20

Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:08 AM

I wore the Blanqi post partum leggings for eight weeks, they were great. Nice and supportive especially with the c-section.

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