If you are currently pregnant, childbirth is something which you are most eagerly waiting for. Many women have described their first childbirth as the most satisfying moment in their lives. It is something which you have waited for even before becoming pregnant. It brings a bundle of joy for you, your spouse and others who share your concern. And along with the incomparable happiness and satisfaction of becoming a mother, comes the reality of postpartum recovery process.
The first few weeks following the childbirth are vital and you should not do anything silly – such as lifting heavy things – which can delay and complicate the process of recovery after childbirth. For faster postpartum recovery, you will find postpartum belts very helpful.
Now let discuss why you need a postpartum belt in the first place. The nine months of pregnancy has brought about so many bodily changes in you. The body part which is most affected by pregnancy is your abdomen. This part of your body had born the brunt of the expanding and growing baby. Maximum pressure may have been applied during the third trimester and your abdomen was tugged and pulled to the limit.
You can imagine the effects of such actions on your abdomen. After delivery, your abdomen is reduced in size but is still to recover from the pressure applied on it during pregnancy. The walls of your abdomen are still weak and are in no position to support your m-section. This is exactly where postpartum belt comes into the picture. It provides you the required support and holds the organs in abdominal area as well as your skin and muscles in place. Such belts work in similar fashion as the belts that are used by bodybuilders while lifting heavy weight.
Hernia and tearing of stitches in cases of Cesarean section are common complications during postpartum period. These conditions can prolong your recovery after delivery. Moreover these conditions can wear off the initial joy and happiness of becoming a mother. You can prevent these unwanted conditions by using a maternity support belt.
Postpartum belts come in different sizes and shapes. They are comfortable, safe, and secure to wear.