Pregnancy changes your body and it takes time to recover. Some women use postpartum belly wraps to help their muscles after giving birth.
Research suggests that wraps or adhesives may help with pain and healing after a cesarean delivery. They may also help support your organs and muscles as they move back into place after the baby is born.
The benefits of postpartum belly wraps
A postpartum belly wrap is sometimes called a belly band or belly adhesive. Doctors recommend tying up after major abdominal surgery, including after a cesarean section. There are many benefits to using a postpartum tummy wrap.
Helps relieve pain
help you move
Helps increase blood flow
Helps muscles and cuts heal
Reduce swelling caused by surgery
helps with posture
Support your pelvic floor. Your organs move and change during pregnancy to make room for your growing baby. During pregnancy, hormones also relax your pelvic floor muscles. This can cause you to leak urine after giving birth.
Using a postpartum belly wrap can provide some pressure to gently hold your muscles in place as your body heals.
The rectus abdominis is isolated. During pregnancy, two large muscles that run down the sides of the stomach area separate as the uterus expands and pushes against them. This is called rectal separation. Usually, your separated abdominal muscles will return on their own after eight weeks postpartum.
You are most likely a woman looking for a post-op abdominal brace because you have had the communication part. It is highly recommended to wear a binder to support your stomach after childbirth, especially after a cesarean section. This postpartum belly adhesive applies even pressure to your belly, supporting your abdominal muscles and ribs. If you've just had hernia surgery to repair an umbilical or abdominal hernia, this adhesive will also protect your incision and allow your muscles to heal properly. The pressure applied by this abdominal adhesive will help reduce inflammation, which is necessary for the healing process to proceed.