Here Are The Best Abdominal Supports To Get Rid Of The Mommy Belly

Wed, Oct 21st 2015

Stephlina D'cunha

3 mins read


Every new mother faces the struggle of losing her pregnancy-induced weight which, mind you, she herself put on “for the baby”. But as soon as her bundle of joy is out, she wants to go back to her glam bod overnight. Well, looks like that is clearly not possible, except for some celebrity moms like Blake Lively, who reportedly took no more than eight weeks to get back to their svelte figure.

Whatever be the case, every mom is different, physiologically as also genetically, and has to chart out her way of the pregnancy body. While the internet is flooded with exercise and diet regimens to help new mommies, an old practice used for centuries can be of great help as well, not just to tone the pooch, but also to rejuvenate the entire system.

In our earlier article, we have explained everything about abdominal binding or wrapping post-pregnancy. Abdominal supports can help tone those muscles which have undergone excessive stretching during pregnancy. It is also a great way to heal and support your uterus if you have had a C-section.

In this article, Dr Jessica Shepherd, a nationally recognized OB/GYN and women’s health expert, simplifies matters further and discusses in detail about the variety of aids available in the market today.

Abdominal wraps can be broadly categorized into three types:

  • Abdominal Wraps: Typically wrapped around your midsection, between the rib cage and the upper pelvis, these are comfortable and stretchable. They come in different forms, such as the ones which have multiple arms and need to be secured into place or a single piece garment which can be wrapped around with the help of hooks.
  • Pelvic Supports: Mainly used to support the lower abdomen and groin region, these bands easily envelop the pelvis area to give the necessary compression to your hips. Mamas who experience lower back or hip pain during and after pregnancy should try these.
  • Compression Garments: Don’t confuse them with regular shapewear or body definition garments, because they are not. Specifically created with GRAS medical grade fabric which is great for pregnant women, these come in various styles. I would recommend something that will support the trunk and pelvic floor.

Here are some examples that you can choose from:

  • The Wink C-Section Recovery Binder is a medical-grade girdle
  • The Gabriella Breathable Elastic Abdominal binder is a sturdy binder that follows natural curves
  • The Bellefit Medical Grade Corset is padded for extra comfort
  • The Belly Bandit is the most popular, but rather expensive

In conclusion, Dr Shepherd says, “ If you decide to use any of these products, do talk to your OB/GYN and get some clarity on how long and when you could use them.”

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About the Author
Stephlina D'cunha

With a Master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Exeter,UK and a diploma in food science & quality control, Stephlina is intrigued with the intricacies of the human body. She shares a deep interest in human diseases and believes that popping pills is not the only solution to fight an ailment.

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