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Postpartum Belly Belt: What Do They Do And Why Should You Have One?

Pregnancy may be beautiful, bringing about the best in the expecting mother, but it comes with its fair shares of discomfort and woes too, which continue even post pregnancy. Apart from just the issue of weight, pregnancy brings with it other physical issues like loss of body shape due to a swollen uterus, problems with posture and stretch marks. Though, a new mother must know that this is not going to be a problem forever and that she can take care of this trivial matter almost as soon as she has given birth. One of the things that have proved to be most useful to mothers is a postpartum belly belt. You may wonder what the efficacy of such a special product is and that’s why we are going to tell you why you must use it.

1. Helps in body shaping

One of the main purposes of this belt is body shaping. After you have delivered your baby, it is now time for your body to regain its original shape, which means getting everything back to where and how it should be. It is believed by a wide range of users that this belt, in fact, accelerates this process. Celebrities like Jessica Alba also advocate for this. She revealed that she wore two corsets day and night for three months to regain her old shape. Pretty cool right?

2. Helps maintain a good posture

The postpartum belt has been around for ages in different names and uses. Another reason to wear these belly wraps is that it helps to maintain a good posture. With a baby at hand, maintaining a good posture is the least of your concerns. However, a bad posture could, in turn, lead to other physical problems. The tight corset like band holds your back in place, thus helping you achieve a better posture.

3. Helps ease back pain

Post-pregnancy back pain is a common symptom most women experience. Reasons for this may vary, however, one common reason is in fact bad posture. This band holds your back in a better position, as mentioned earlier, and thus should help alleviate the discomfort in your back. It is especially useful for women suffering from spinal curvature, scoliosis, or radiculitis.

4. Helps with scars from a C-section

The postpartum belly belt is often recommended by doctors to alleviate the pain from a C-section. With a baby to take care of, healing the fresh scar can be difficult. This belt acts as a way to keep the gauze and all else in place, thus reducing the risk of infecting the scar and also reduce the pain to an extent. However, be sure to consult your doctor regarding this, as in some cases this wrap, if not worn properly, can lead to infection.

Apart from these above reasons, other secondary reasons that enhance the usabilities of this belt is the fact that it is easy to wear, easy to wash and easily available in different, customizable sizes and colours.

However, before you consider any of the points mentioned above, it is important to consult your doctor before using this belt. Your doctor should also be able to advise you of the suitable duration to wear the belt. It is also recommended to be sure you are not allergic to the material before trying it on.

 

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