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Postpartum Abdominal Binders


Updated April 22, 2014

Postpartum abdominal binders have been used for centuries after the birth of a baby.  The goal for this postpartum tool is to help a new mother feel more stable, be able to get around more easily and to improve her posture.  Recently moms have said that this has been a great way to help them get back to their pre-pregnancy weight.  It can be used for a vaginal or cesarean birth mom.  In fact, some hospitals are beginning to bind after birth.

1. Belly Bandit

Belly Bandit
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The Belly Bandit is designed to help postpartum moms regain their waist line faster. The support in the first days after birth can be very comforting. I'm not sure my waist is in any better shape with the Belly Bandit after 8 weeks, but it was a good reminder of holding in my core muscles and maintaining my posture.

2. La Leche League Postpartum Binder

La Leche League Postpartum Binder
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This soft, stretch polyester binder is designed for abdominal compression after childbirth.  It has a velcro closure and multiple sizes.  You can wear it above or below your clothing.  It can help you improve your posture and feel more stable after giving birth.

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3. Medela Postpartum Support

Medela Postpartum Support
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The Medela Postpartum Support is designed for abdominal binding after birth. It is made of Spandex. It has a non-bunching design with full front and rear support. You can wear it under your clothes and there are two sizes available (S/M, L/XL)
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