Your body went through many changes during pregnancy, and it will take time for it to heal. One of the things that take first-time mothers by surprise is the abdominal changes they experience after birth.
The day after the birth you might have been surprised to wake up as a new mama – with a bump!
Many people mistakenly assume their bump will disappear straight after birth. In the early days of motherhood, you will have a deflated-looking bump that will slowly shrink as your uterus contracts back down to its pre-pregnancy size.
Another common surprise for first time mamas is the change in their abdominal muscles. Insecure abdominal muscles are common after pregnancy. The muscles moved and stretched during pregnancy to accommodate your growing bump and, now your baby is here, your once supportive abdominal muscles are nowhere to be seen.
While time and exercise will help you to regain your abdominal support, there are products you can use in the meantime. In fact, the Mamaway Bamboo Postnatal Recovery & Support Band can be used from day one, so it can provide the abdominal support you crave in those early days of motherhood.
What is a belly band?
A belly band, wrap or binder provides abdominal support during the postpartum period. Traditionally, women have used woven wraps and lengths of fabric to achieve this goal, but now there is a variety of custom-made products available.
A belly band, wrap or binder will wrap around a woman’s abdomen to provide support as her body recovers from the birth. A belly band can help relieve that uncomfortable empty feeling you might experience in the weeks after birth.
Do I need a belly band?
A belly band will provide support during the postpartum phase. While you are waiting for your body to heal and your muscles to strengthen, a belly band can provide much-needed support.
Many women struggle with the sensation of insecure abdominal muscles after birth. A belly band will tackle this feeling and allow you to focus on these early days with your new baby.
Belly bands are particularly helpful for women who are recovering from c-sections. The belly band provides much-needed abdominal support around the incision site. If you’re recovering from a c-section, a belly band might help you to feel more supported as you let your body heal.
Belly bands are not just for c-section mamas, though. All women can benefit from added abdominal support during the postpartum period. A belly band can help your abdomen to feel more stable, which will allow you to resume gentle activities sooner.
A belly band can help with diastasis recti, a common condition in which the abdominal muscles remain separated after pregnancy. Compression with a belly band and the correct core exercises can help these muscles to get back to where they should be. If you think you are suffering from diastasis recti, speak to your healthcare provider for advice. To find out more about diastasis recti, take a look at Diastasis Recti – How To Fix Ab Separation During Pregnancy.
The Mamaway Bamboo Postnatal Recovery & Support Band
The Mamaway Bamboo Postnatal Recovery & Support Band is Mamaway’s best selling product. This fantastic product can be worn from postpartum day one until you feel you no longer need it. This means you can rely on support when you need it most. Pack a Mamaway Bamboo Postnatal Recovery & Support Band in your hospital bag so you can use it from day one.
Benefits of the Mamaway Belly Band
The physical benefits of the Mamaway Bamboo Postnatal Recovery & Support Band include:
- Pain relief for your lower back
- Pain relief at the incision site for mamas who gave birth via c-section
- Muscle and incision healing in the post-partum period
- Core support
- Improved postnatal posture (which can, in turn, reduce backache)
- Help with swelling
Extra wide design provides maximum support
The Mamaway Bamboo Postnatal Recovery & Support Band covers the entire abdomen, ensuring good coverage during your postpartum healing. This wide design ensures you are supported where you need it most.
Stretchy and breathable design
The band is made from a unique blend of high-strength fibers. The nano bamboo material and mesh structure are super stretchy and breathable, ensuring all-day comfort. The fabric is sturdy yet flexible, allowing it to provide support without restricting your movements. The discrete belly band can be worn under clothing all day long. The bamboo weave offers anti-bacterial and anti-odor properties, so you can wear this as often as you like without worrying about bad smells.
Expertly designed for the perfect fit
The Mamaway Bamboo Postnatal Recovery & Support Band offers high-quality support thanks to the additional compression belts that allow you to achieve the perfect fit. Most belly bands are made from a single layer of fabric, but the Mamaway Bamboo Postnatal Recovery & Support Band features an additional compression belt to offer improved support.
Easy to use
It’s not complicated or tricky to put on, the clever design means you can quickly secure the belt into place. There are no complicated ties or hooks, instead, the Velcro edging allows you to achieve the perfect fit as the band fits to your body.
Will a belly band help me lose weight?
No, a belly band is not a waist trainer, it’s there to offer support, not to aid weight loss. Your body has been through a lot over the past nine months and it needs time to heal. Your uterus needs time to contract down and your organs will need to shift back to their pre-pregnancy positions. Try not to rush your recovery, and trust that your body knows what it’s doing.
Mamaway discount code
BellyBelly readers can get a whopping 15% discount on the Mamaway Bamboo Postnatal Recovery & Support Band by using the exclusive discount code “BELLY15” when buying online.
If you’d like to find out more about postnatal support bands, take a look at Postnatal Belly Bands, Wraps, and Binders – The Benefits Of Belly Support.