FAQS ABOUT BELLY BANDIT®…3..C-section questions, stretch marks etc.

Is the Belly Bandit® good for mums who had C-sections? Which Belly Bandit® is best?

Above and beyond…the Bamboo!!!!! This is plain and simply for its amazing anti-microbial and anti-bacterial qualities. It is also moisture wicking by nature so that helps during this time when the hormones are just transitioning back to normal. Fun fun fun! As always please check with your physician as to when you can start wearing your Belly Bandit® – they will be able to advise you on this based on your individual delivery.

Don’t forget to make sure the Belly Bandit goes over your incision so it doesn’t irritate but keeps it all nice and safely compressed.

How can the Belly Bandit® prevent stretch marks?

How does this prevent stretch marks post-delivery?

Although everybody knows what can cause them i.e.: stomach growth and the stretching of skin, we really have never thought about the post period and what may be another factor. The excess skin that is pulled and stretched after birth may continue to cause unslightly markings by “hanging around”. The more weight you gain, the more you have to lose. Greater support of this loose skin may actually decrease tension which in turn may decrease stretch marks in the post period. While you do the tough part (i.e.: working out, eating right etc.) we’ll hold you in and help decrease the risk of getting stretch marks post-delivery.

Body Shapers vs. Belly Bandits:

Can I just wear a standard body shaper, won’t that do the same thing?

The first few months after giving birth are extremely time sensitive in terms of reshaping your body; this is definitely not the time to use inferior products. We’ve tested and tried all similar garments, body shapers, girdles and so on and found that most of these will not provide the level of constant sustained compression and support required after a delivery. The Belly Bandit® was created with an Ob/Gyn for post pregnant women with medical grade material taking into consideration variables such as size & pressure needed to get the job done. Not all products are made equal!

Is the Belly Bandit good for other uses?

What are some other uses for a Belly Bandit?

We are glad you asked because there are a lot! Back pain; back surgery; all stomach surgeries including: gastric bypass; liposuction; tummy tucks; bowel resection; hysterectomies; and the list goes on! Our Belly Bandits® are adjustable and wear well under clothing, no complicated zippers or contraptions! Guess what? Men are huge fans of the Belly Bandit as well, we have a huge following for support belts.

Will this help my diastaysis recti?

Binding yourself in the Belly Bandit® can help to treat diastasis recti, a common condition resulting from pregnancy. The purpose of the wearing it is to help pull together the two halves of the outermost abdominal muscle (recti), it also helps heal the weakened connective tissue. The Belly Bandit® can be worn under or even over your clothing helping to engage your core muscles while performing your day to day activities. Our customers get the best results in closing diastasis when they wear the band around the clock to help heal the connective tissue and bring the separated muscles together. As always we recommend consulting with your physician for any diagnosis and treatment plan.

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