Now a little bit of background on my situation; I did not use ANYTHING for my postpartum recovery with Ava almost 3 years ago. To me, very little was known about how to get back into shape after baby and I had no clue that I needed to help my body bounce back in terms of using a corset. I gained about 32 lbs with Ava, and although I lost all of my pregnancy weight with her by 6 months with really no trying, my stomach really really didn't look the same. For the first 3 months I literally looked like I was still pregnant which was incredibly depressing for me. Even though I had lost weight it was difficult to fit into my regular jeans for a while. My body was losing weight but not in my stomach area. I constantly looked like I had a muffin top, and if I sat down, PLOP! There was my belly just hanging right over my pants. It was esteem crushing to say the least. I eventually did get my stomach back to mostly how it looked before, but it took almost a full 2 years, and by that time it all went to crap again because I got pregnant accidentally with Will.
This time I vowed it would be different. I was going to make sure that I took care of my stomach from day one and I was going to reclaim my body faster than I did before, and that is where the Bellefit girdle comes in. I gained a solid 40 lbs this time so I was very excited to have some assistance, cause I was gonna need it! With the help of their amazing customer service, I called in (WHILE PREGNANT) and they got my measurements and told me exactly what kind of girdle I would need and in what size after the baby was born. Mind you that they have different types that are better for different deliveries. When I got my girdles in the mail I was still pregnant, and I'm not gonna lie, I kind of looked at them and thought "how in the world am I gonna fit into these?". I received both a medium and a small. Medium to wear right after delivery and small once I dropped weight and could fit into it. It is a good idea to get more than one girdle in different sizes for that reason and also so you have more than one to wear if one is being washed. The point is to wear the girdle as much as possible in the first couple months. I took my girdle to the hospital and put it on 1 day after delivering. It was snug, but it supposed to be, and even though it was snug it was comfortable enough to wear all day and even sleep in it! It was crazy to see that even though I had just had a baby, here was my stomach being compressed and looking SO much better than it did last time already!
My first outing in public with my girdle was about 4 days after delivery. I went to lunch with my parents and my husband and I was actually able to fit into a tighter pre pregnancy shirt that day BECAUSE of my girdle! It also helped my back feel better because it was giving it structure and support, and that night we went to a BBQ for my church and I received SO many compliments from people telling me they couldn't believe how amazing I looked for just having a baby. I was so excited and knew that the Bellefit was such a great choice. Over the last couple months I have worn my Bellefit girdles as much as I could and I was amazed to see how great my stomach was looking in such a short time. I remember one week after having my baby I was walking around my house naked in front of my husband saying "I seriously feel like I look so much better than last time! Seriously I feel like I'm really bouncing back!". What woman feels that way 1 week after having a baby??? Not me the first time around! Within 2 weeks of wearing my girdle I was able to fit back into my pre-pregnancy jeans, and I was wearing almost all of my regular clothes. It was such a confidence booster and helped me to feel prettier and more willing to get out and do things (which has also helped me to lose the weight). What a win win! I can honestly say that my experience with the Bellefit girdle has been amazing and I wish I had had it for my 1st pregnancy %100.
Here I am wearing my girdles:
So long story short, if you are a pregnant momma, whether your first baby or your 5th, or if you have already had that baby and are 6 months postpartum, these girdles can help you get your body back at any stage. Here is a little video from Bellefit for you to watch:
or you can read more about it here: "Women’s bodies are built to bounce back from pregnancy and childbirth, but the reality is that it can be difficult to “bounce back” and return to pre-pregnancy shape without help. During pregnancy the body secretes hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and relaxin that remain in the body after childbirth for approximately six months. These hormones are our body’s way of loosening the abdominal muscles and they facilitate the stretching of the abdominal area by as much as 50%, while the baby grows. They also act to loosen the pelvic structure, joints and ligaments to prepare for childbirth. The beauty behind Bellefit medical-grade postpartum support garments is that they provide a greater stability for the body after delivery. The compression garments work by drawing in stretched muscles to provide a 360° support structure around the torso, thus, reducing strain on ligaments and joints in the lower back, pelvis, and buttocks. Reducing stress in these areas enhances your body’s ability to return to its pre-pregnancy alignment, shape and to lose the post baby tummy faster. As shifted and constrained organs return to their pre-pregnancy locations during the first few weeks after c-section or natural childbirth, Bellefit girdles hold you in place allowing for movement with greater confidence. A Bellefit postpartum garment is an essential part of a comprehensive postpartum care and c-section recovery plan for both health and confidence. There is more to Bellefit than just girdles though! From modal nursing pajamas, compression shape wear and even prenatal support, Bellefit provides you with maternity essentials that will help you through all of the stages of your pregnancy and recovery."
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