Although you may be scared of the word belt, a postpartum belt can do a lot for you. I used one and found that postpartum belts are easy to use, easy to care for, and will make you feel a lot better.
As you probably know, it is perfectly normal to gain weight when you have a child. The only problem is that you have to lose the weight after you have your baby, if you want to be able to do all the things you used to do. This is where this type of belt comes in.
Although there are different types, the most common type is just a thin band that sits at the bottom portion of the abdomen. This way it keeps your muscles that need the most work protected, and it can also alleviate hip and back pain. It gently lifts your belly up, which makes you sit up straighter. I didn’t think that it would help that much, but I was mistaken. It can actually work wonders for you back, and many can even be worn while you’re sleeping, which is when you probably have the most trouble with your pain and discomfort.
The belt I chose could be spot cleaned and washed in the washing machine, so even when it gets dirty or dingy, it is a breeze to keep looking new. Besides that, it helps my clothes fit better and I don’t have to worry as much when I am laughing or sneezing. You likely know what I’m talking about if you have had a child, since you may feel like you have lost control of some of the muscles in your body after delivery.
These belts come in all shapes and sizes, so whether you are petite, tall, or anything in between, there is a belt that will work for you. They also come in different widths, which can also be perfect for different body types. My favorite part is that they are easy to put on and take off, which is absolutely essential, especially if it becomes uncomfortable or if you need to change clothes.
You can wear it under or over your clothing, so they come in different colors and patterns, although I went for something that was a neutral tone. Choose one that fits your tastes and that you will be able to wear comfortably. It can only help if you are able to use it.