A while back I asked my OB about whether or not he felt post partum supports were helpful in recovery. I remember very clearly having trouble moving, partly due to pain but also due to fear. Every cough, chuckle, movement was rough, so when I saw these at the baby store I was intrigued. I want to get moving as soon as possible this time. He said some women like them, but if I wanted to try something like that, I don't have to buy anything- he'd just write into my hospital orders to have post-op binding. I decided to have him write the orders, and figured if I don't like it, I can always remove it. Has anybody used one?
I googled it too, and couldn't find too much- just forums where women discussed how much they liked it. It's funny- some people say they would never want anything on their incision so they chose not to do it, but I didn't read about 1 person who had it and didn't like it. Wonder why it's not just automatically offered...
I used one after my second baby and loved it...I wore it for like 2 weeks. My doctor did not order one after my first, and I didn't know they were available. I was much more comfortable with it on. I only took it off to shower and to wash it. Definitely ask your doc for one at the hospital and save yourself the cash.
Can someone post an official name of these bindings? It sounds like a good thing to know about and it would help to talk to one's doc about it to use the right term. Are they called "post partum bindings" or "post partum supports" or something else? (Sometimes products are mostly called by their brand name.) And are they used largely for women who have had a c-section? I sure remember finding it painful when I sneezed! LOL
Okay, I get it now. I'm just worried if I mention it to my dr. he is going to roll his eyes like "where did you read about that?", ha ha... I feel like if he would have thought it would have done me any good it's something that he may would recommend? Maybe just personal preference. I'm willing to ask, you guys first!!!
that's what surprised me too- i wonder why I haven't heard of it before, since both Peek and Ma2isiah are both very familiar with it.
i was afraid my dr would have the same reaction. Instead he agreed immediately and wrote up the orders. like I said, I brought it up by mentioning I saw these products in the store and was wondering if it's worth it.
Ok ladies I hope this doesnt sound like a stupid question but do you think i will work for vaginal deliverys also?? Im having my 4th baby and my muscles are so laxed , my last delivery I had horrible after pains and cramping, I think some kind of binding would help. I have heard of celeberties that bind themselves after babies to help with pain and to help slim down quicker. If I dont find something to ease the pain this time I was going to get an ace bandage and try that, lol.
i know the products in the baby store claim it helps with post partum for vaginal deliveries as well. Even Medela has a post-partum support belt that you can find almost anywhere. Since it is something used for surgical procedures, I suspect you'd have to provide your own. I have read you can also make your own.
While researching this, I found that most countries and cultures have some kind of post-partum binding. Like you said, many do it to return their shape sooner. I don't care about that- i like the idea of support in general.
i used a binding after my first 2... b/c it was offered. it was not offered after my 3rd and 4th so i didn't use one then. i did like using it when i had it, but i honestly can't say that it was either harder or easier not having it the last 2 times.
I just had my baby 2 days ago and asked about an abdominal binder. I have to say it is the greatest thing ever. I have had less cramping (so far) and my swelling has gone down quite a bit already. I would recommend it. I cant beleive I had never heard of this with my first 3 babies.
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