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has anyone ever used a Belly Bandit post birth?? to shrink back down quicker

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balenciaga Tue 04-Mar-14 18:05:15

am 34+4 and just bought one for after the birth

as they are meant to help your tummy go down quicker and bring everything back together, and also give good support post c section

has anyone used them and had good results? from a quick google before I bought I have seen generally good reviews

Mummyk1982 Tue 04-Mar-14 18:16:38

Not used but have one ready. My physio said it would be good for strengthening core muscles up a bit again- but not to wear it all the time so the muscles don't become dependent on it :-)

balenciaga Tue 04-Mar-14 18:31:59

oh really, from what I have read you are meant to wear it as much as possible

confusing lol

Secondtimesally Tue 04-Mar-14 21:17:15

I had one last time and it was good for holding in my belly. Was like total jelly for first couple of weeks after birth - used to wobble A LOT when I laughed. (And laughed a lot in those first few weeks)
I returned to my normal shape fairly quickly but hard to say if belly bandit made the difference - everyone is different.

balenciaga Wed 05-Mar-14 10:26:54

oh that sounds encouraging then secondtime

how long did you wear it for each day?

and was it uncomfortable? as I always find my tummy is really sensitive and a bit sore for first week or so

Highlystrungmum Wed 05-Mar-14 12:01:30

Oh I've never heard of this. Tell me more please??? I'm having a c section on Tuesday & terrified of post pregnancy belly:-(

Highlystrungmum Wed 05-Mar-14 21:36:11


Melonbreath Wed 05-Mar-14 21:49:36

I used an orthopaedic corset. A very unsexy velcro thing in beige.
i got back down to pre baby size within a couple of weeks though albeit a slightly wobblier version.
I don't know if it was the corset or luck but it did stop my back from hurting.

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