During pregnancy your body changes a lot and after giving birth it will take a while to recover and go back to its former shape. Why? Because in the nine months of pregnancy your midsection gets deflated and the abdominal muscles get separated due to the growing of your baby. Immediately after delivery you might still look five or six months pregnant and you might have a post-baby belly.
If you think you need extra support for your abdomen you should use postpartum shapewear. Even celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Cardi B have used waist trainers after giving birth so that they would get back fast into shape.
What are the benefits of using postpartum shapewear?
Body shapers like the waist trainer or the postpartum bodysuits offer compression and support for the abdomen and the lower back. They also help improving circulation in those areas!
1. Abdominal support
Bearing a child for nine months will have a great impact on your stomach muscles and it will take weeks to months to recover. And if you had a C-section, it will be even more difficult because of the surgery wound and the pain. The best shapewear bodysuits will offer abdominal support and pain relief, while smoothing the body at the same time.
The postpartum full bodysuit from Sculptshe is made out of a highly elastic fabric and has three layers of fabric on the abdomen for better support. It is extremely comfortable and breathable, which makes it suitable for daily wear.
2. Back support and an improved posture
All the changes in weight that occurred during your pregnancy have had a big input on your back and posture. You might even feel some back pain and won’t be able to do any heavy lifting for a few weeks.
Shapewear will help you by keeping your back in the correct position all the time and giving you a better posture too.
3. Slimmer silhouette
Your body shape will not be the same as it was before the pregnancy and it might not make you feel confident. So, until you recover your former silhouette, you will enjoy the smoothing and slimming that the postpartum bodysuit will offer you. You will even receive many compliments on how good you look, because no one will know that you are wearing shapewear.
How to choose your postpartum body shaper?
If it’s the first time you are buying a postpartum bodysuit you need to choose it carefully and keep in mind a few aspects: how it will look under your clothes, how comfortable it is, how easy is to put on, if it stays in place, if the fabric is breathable, if the price is affordable and if it has positive reviews.
For the best comfort you have to choose your size and for this you have to measure your waistline. Do not chose a postpartum bodysuit or Sculptshe waist trainer in a smaller size, because it has to be a perfect fit. Also, it’s good to choose the shapewear with several levels of compression, so you can adjust the control needed as you slim down.
Every waist trainer from Scuptshe has one, two or three adjustable bands which will enable you to set the level of compression. You can start by adding a small amount of compression and increase it gradually.
Also, each waist trainer is made out of neoprene or latex which are breathable and soft fabrics which offer the highest level of comfort for postpartum recovery.
When should you start wearing postpartum body shapers?
If you have had an uncomplicated pregnancy and a natural birth, you can start wearing a postpartum body suit or a waist trainer right after the delivery. There are women who start wearing shapewear a few hours after giving birth.
On the other hand, if you have had a C-section, which is a surgery, you will have to ask your physician before starting wearing any postpartum shapewear. When he will give you permission and consider that your surgery wound has healed, you will be able to start reshaping your body by using postpartum bodysuits.
For how long should you wear postpartum bodysuits?
At the beginning, right after having your baby, you should wear the bodysuits for a few hours each day and to increase this time when you feel you can wear them longer. When you will be comfortable enough, you can even wear them the entire day!
As for the waist trainers, you should wear them when you do fitness exercises for start and when you feel comfortable wearing them outside the gym, you can wear them at home too.
The best waist trainer for plus size can be worn daily for postpartum recovery and, also, you can continue using it after you recover too. You just have to pay attention to the size so that it won’t be too lose after you have lost weight. If you need a smaller size, you should go and buy it!
Each new mom’s body is different and has different needs and the road to recovery might be long and intense. This is why you have to select the postpartum shapewear according to your physician advice and your budget. Do not forget to always choose high quality body shapers like the ones from Sculptshe, so that you will receive the support you need, recover faster and get back to an active lifestyle again.