Do New Moms Need A Post Pregnancy Belt?
What is a post pregnancy belt?
Pregnancy is an overwhelming experience for every mom-to-be that completes with childbirth, an equally painful and laborious process. Sooner after the birth of their baby, mothers are desperate to get back into their previous svelte shape. After reading news about celebrity mothers like Kim Kardashian who get back into shape within no time, regular mothers too want to know the secret to their hourglass figures. The answer? - A post pregnancy belt.
A post pregnancy maternity belt is similar to a lumbar support belt worn when has a slipped disc. It wraps around the entire area, starting just below the breasts all the way till the hips. It has multiple adjustable Velcro straps that you can strap shut based on your comfort level. You simply need to start wearing this belt the day after delivery, or once you are comfortable enough after the delivery. It holds all the muscles and belly fat tightly in place, contracting them tighter together, to bring you back to your pre-pregnancy shape. You can wear it for a couple of hours every day and just remove it while bathing, and sleeping.
Post pregnancy belt benefits
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So, how does a post pregnancy belt work?
1. Quicker recovery: During the process of childbirth, the pelvic and abdominal muscles get stretched, pulled and pushed to a large extent to allow the baby to be pushed out easily. Due to the extra stretch endured by the muscles, they tend to lose their tone and become flabby. They often become loose and flaccid because of this constant stretching that occurs over 9 months. A postpartum pregnancy belt will help the muscles to regain strength quicker. Wearing a post pregnancy belt after a C section will work wonders for the woman as it will provide tremendous support to the area of the incision. It will also provide much needed support to the back muscles that bear stress during labour.
2. Regain lost tone: A post pregnancy belly belt will provide the additional support to the lax abdominal and pelvic muscles to regain their lost tone.
3. Boosts confidence: After the birth of the child, many mothers often complain that they are unable to get into their favorite dress. Finally, a reason to cheer is here. The post delivery pregnancy belt will help you lose all the tummy fat and get you back into shape. Mothers no longer need to get self-conscious and can confidently strut wearing their jeans and crop tops.
How effective is the post pregnancy belt?
It must be kept in mind that the post partum pregnancy belt does not bring about weight loss and can be dangerous if used incorrectly. It is not a replacement to diet and exercise which is a scientifically proven method for postpartum weight loss. Kindly consult your obstetrician before use. Aerobic exercise like a brisk walk, jog, swimming, etc. will help you burn the excess fat while the belt helps in toning.
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Disclaimer: The information in the article is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor.
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