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When should I begin wearing my postpartum girdle, and how long should I use it?

When should I begin wearing my postpartum girdle, and how long should I use it?

By Brian Test, 12/18/2009 - 15:38

That's an excellent question that I am happy to answer.

We recommend you begin wearing your postpartum support garment as early as 3-4 days following delivery.  Most new moms wear their postpartum girdle during the day for at least 6-8 weeks, and often longer if they still feel benefits.

Wearing a support garment will promote:
• cesarean incision healing
• abdominal support
• back pain relief
• spinal realignment
• posture improvement
• organ repositioning
• ligament stabilization

To learn more about postpartum physiology and how proper support can help your body after baby, please read our education document, The Role of Support Garments for the Changing Physiology of the Pregnant and Postpartum Body.

As always, it’s best to consult your doctor if you have concerns about when it’s best for you to begin wearing a postpartum girdle, but keep in mind that I am always available to answer your questions, so ask away!

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