Belly wraps are also known as abdominal binders and maternity belts. They have actually been around for a long time, according to Donnica Moore, MD, president of the Sapphire Women’s Health Group in Far Hills, N.J. and an author of Women’s Health for Life.
Jay Goldberg, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist in Beverly Hills, Calif., says, “with obstetrics these wraps help women recovering from a vaginal delivery or a C-section with their posture, abdominal support, and self-confidence.”
The gentle compression on the abs may help the uterus return to its normal size quicker, so new moms may get rid of their still-pregnant-looking-belly quicker, Moore says. “There’s nothing worse than still looking pregnant months after you have had a baby.”
Another maternity belt bonus is comfort. Feeling more comfortable often times allows for more movement and exercise. The more movement and exercise, the quicker a woman will return to her natural figure. They also make you look slimmer while you are getting slimmer. “Women rave about the bands holding the flab in and that does make you appear to be slimmer.”
Worn over or under a panty, the post delivery girdle helps in the healing. It alleviates symptoms associated with post delivery stress and discomfort, flattening the tummy, supporting your lower back, and preventing pain. Made from a three tiers of three-inch elastic band and Velcro® closures, this belt is easy to put on and take off.
Authentic customer product review courtesy of Amazon.com:
“Okay I know this belt worked. With my first baby It took me months to get my stomach back down to not look like I was in my second trimester after I had my baby. I put this belt on immediately after I delivered my 2nd baby in the hospital and my stomach went back down in days. I’ve already started telling all my girlfriends about this and the next time I’m invited to a baby shower, I’m giving it as a gift.”
Of the 53 customer comments not one claimed maternity belts were ineffective. These are certainly worth considering for a mother’s postpartum health.