Mariko, you were right! The size 3 was perfect. Thank you for all your help. The empathetic approach you take with helping your customers is rare these days. I feel like I have gained a friend through this whole postpartum girdle shopping experience. I could not have gone through this alone. See you at the beach in an itsy bitsy bikini! Marianne F. Long Beach, CA
Blog - Category: Mother to Mother
Congratulations on the birth of your child! I know from firsthand experience that 9 weeks postpartum, especially following a cesarean delivery, things are far from normal. And guess what, you and I are not alone either. Many women lack the sense of “held-togetherness” that they may have taken for granted before pregnancy and delivery.
Congratulations on the birth of your child! Women who give birth vaginally face an entirely different set of challenges than women who give birth by Cesarean Section. During pregnancy, labor, and birth, the symphysis pubis, where the right and left sides of the hips meet near the vaginal area, separates to varying degrees with the ultimate goal of passing a child from the uterus through the birth canal. Postpartum, some women can suffer a longer term, abnormal separation of the symphysis pubis resulting in pelvic girdle pain.
I had a new mother in for a fitting today that was 4 weeks postpartum and had been using a belly wrap since delivery. Initially the belly wrap offered some support but, after losing the majority of her pregnancy weight gain, she found it rather bulky under her pre-pregnancy clothing. I could see the belly binder wasn’t doing mom’s figure any justice. After losing her pregnancy weight she wanted to show off her body, not cover up to hide the belly wrap.
I had a new mom come in for a garment fitting today. She delivered a healthy 7 pound baby girl on September 5th 2009. Mom was in labor for 3 days before her doctor decided to do a C-section. As you can imagine, this was quite a traumatic labor and delivery. She was almost 4 weeks postpartum but still looked about 5-6 months pregnant because her abdominal muscles were so weak. As of this morning, she was still having a difficult time getting in and out of bed. In fact, she used a little pillow to apply pressure on her incision to make it less painful when she got up.
I spoke to a new Dad today that said he was in really BIG trouble. His wife was still in the hospital recovering from a Cesarean delivery. His wife had complained to him that her stomach was quite sore and that she needed a postpartum belly wrap or support garment to hold her together. So he left the hospital briefly to go girdle shopping.
I spoke with a new mother yesterday. “Marsha” just delivered her second child less than a week ago. She came across our website as she was researching and comparison shopping for postpartum girdles and post pregnancy belly binding methods. Marsha made it quite clear to me that all she cared about was making her belly flat, like it was
Today, Cesarean scars are far smaller and heal faster than what our mothers may have experienced. A typical Cesarean incision is approximately 4-6” long and is placed horizontally across the bikini line. Although, the resulting scar is usually very small and easily concealed, many women are concerned with how visible their Cesarean scar may be.
During pregnancy and delivery women face extraordinary physiological changes. If that’s not challenging enough, after delivering a child, we are instantly expected to look after a newborn baby around the clock - and more often than not, the rest of the family, too.
Regular bras can lack proper support for a pregnant woman.
I’ve had two c-sections and don’t know how I would have survived the first couple weeks without my binder! I agree the binders can be bulky and that’s the last thing you want to show off. It’s time for a postpartum support garment that is easy to conceal under any outfit whether you're wearing sweats, jeans, or a dress!
Hello Mariko, I wanted to thank you for all your time and guidance. When I went to my 6-week postpartum appointment today, I was asked about my support garment. The Doctor was very impressed and took the company's name, along with yours, and wanted to keep it as a resource for new mothers and colleagues.