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Old Dec 31st, 2017, 06:58 AM   1
Bonnie11
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c section recovery belt?


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Ive seen this question posted a few times but no real answers given! Does anyone have any ideas on a post c section belt? There are so many around but the thought of using a corset on my newly hacked open stomach seems ratger scary! Does anyone have any experience with them? I know in the US they seem to give them routinely after sections but does anyone know what brand\have a pic of them? It seems to be a minefield and they are expensive... The most popular one in the UK seems to be the Belly Bandit but it looks like it would sit right on my scar!

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Old Dec 31st, 2017, 13:50 PM   2
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I'm in the US and have never been given one. This will be my third c-section in a few weeks and I was actually wondering about them this time around! (I'll be taking care of a newly 2yr old this time around).



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2017, 15:40 PM   3
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Im not sure either but I do know of a little tip for a belly band to keep from rubbing on your incision. Take a thin pad and put it over the incision so that there is a soft barrier between your belly and the band.

Have you looked on amazon? There are a few on there that aren't too pricy. Im looking at one for after baby and its about $20.



 
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Old Jan 1st, 2018, 01:52 AM   4
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Ahh all the posts I had seen about having them in the hospital were mum's from US so I assumed they were given routinely!

Cews I have seen some cheaper ones on Amazon, have heard such mixed reviews about them some love having a binder and others hate them! I think I might order one of the cheaper ones and see how I get on for a few weeks and then order the Belly Bandit if I like it! X



 
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Old Jan 1st, 2018, 02:58 AM   5
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Ahh all the posts I had seen about having them in the hospital were mum's from US so I assumed they were given routinely!

Cews I have seen some cheaper ones on Amazon, have heard such mixed reviews about them some love having a binder and others hate them! I think I might order one of the cheaper ones and see how I get on for a few weeks and then order the Belly Bandit if I like it! X

Try ebay, I typed in csection belts, I bought 2 for 5.99 each and they seem quite good. The first time round I felt like my insides were ready to drop out at any time, especially when walking and sneezing so I'm hoping these help. I'll be trying the maternity pad covering the scar too! Good luck



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Old Jan 1st, 2018, 10:21 AM   6
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If you find one Bonnie, I'd be interested in as well. Anything that is going to help. If I see one, I'll post here too x



 
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Old Jan 1st, 2018, 12:48 PM   7
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I was thinking of getting one of these too but the official ones are quite expensive and the cheaper ones dont look very comfy over the scar. I find the advertising a bit midleading as the women wearing them are incredibly slim and dont look like they have just given birth at all hahah so its difficult to tell!



 
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Old Jan 1st, 2018, 14:07 PM   8
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have ordered one of these
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfashion-...4837109&sr=8-1

will see how it goes! didnt want to spend loads as may be very uncomfortable... the thought of anything pressing on my scar is terrifying but some people swear by them. It just looks like it would dig in do your scar whenever you sit down!



 
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Old Jan 1st, 2018, 18:39 PM   9
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ART_title_link

This is the one I plan to get. Im not planning on a c-section but should be good for helping after with my belly going back down. Plus it has really great reviews and is under $20.



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2018, 06:31 AM   10
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I looked into those for my second c section (never been given one .....in the us) but asked my Dr about it and he said he doesn't recommend them because it takes longer for the muscles to recover as you rely on the band. He said to just continue using a folded sheet for support when standing or sitting. It would be nice for the support but I am planning on not using one for my third as well.



 
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