Belly band for post c section

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  1. sunshine2014

    sunshine2014 Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies,

    For my first c section I wasn't given an abdominal binder, or belly band for recovery. I had a really tough time and constantly felt like my organs were shifting around whenever I moved. I've since hear that some hospitals give them, or people have ordered them - any suggestions? I'm hoping to get one but I'm not sure what to look for, or if it's worth it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. TTC First

    TTC First Well-Known Member

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    I looked into it but never did get one. I only gained 22lbs in my pregnancy so I wasn't that big to start with. Not sure if that had anything to do with it.
     
  3. sunshine2014

    sunshine2014 Well-Known Member

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    The one I’m talking about isn’t for weight loss, apparently it helps protect everything and makes recovery easier.
     
  4. Bonnie11

    Bonnie11 Where's the Stork?

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    I'm in same boat! Looking to get one this time. I've heard good things about belly bandit but £££, much cheaper ones available but there are hundreds out there to choose from :shrug:
     
  5. MEPride

    MEPride Well-Known Member

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    I didn't use one... I didn't feel the need to. I used a pillow to put pressure on the area if I felt the need to cough or get up/move around. I always made sure to roll to my side when getting out of bed. But everyone's experience is unique. I was off all pain meds 4 days after surgery and going for walks outside about 6 days after surgery.my recovery was pretty easy (still technically recovering as I had mine 3 weeks ago).
     
  6. sunshine2014

    sunshine2014 Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear your recovery is going so well. I wasn’t so lucky last time and really suffers. I’ve got a band for this one and I’m hoping it’s as good as people say
     
  7. Ersurgeongirl

    Ersurgeongirl Trying for #2!

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    Ask for one while still in the hospital and it’s usually covered by insurance here in the US. They make a huge difference
     
  8. love.peace

    love.peace Mama to 4 blessings

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    I'm going to get a belly bandit this time as I'm sure it will help. I haven't used them post section before
     
  9. cuddlebugluv

    cuddlebugluv Well-Known Member

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    I definitely swear by them, my first c-section was an emergency since my LO got stuck was very painful in regards to recovery and I ended up getting a belly band a couple days after, it made a huge difference! I made sure I had one available for my second LO and will be ensuring I have one for my current LO, the pressure really helps with jostling and sudden movements, so definitely get one :)
     

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