- Especially if you had a cesarean delivery, belly binding can be a useful tool during the postpartum (after childbirth) recovery period.
- In contrast to a vaginal delivery, a C-section requires cutting through numerous layers of tissue and muscle.
- Belly binding can help to ensure that your incision heals properly.
- Most belly binder manufacturers suggest wearing one for around 10 to 12 hours each day, for up to six to eight weeks postpartum, to receive the full benefits.
- It is recommended that you start wearing it during daytime hours immediately after the birth and for the first few weeks postpartum.
- It is not necessary or recommended to wear a postpartum belly wrap at night or anytime while you are sleeping.
- So, if you’re planning to deliver your baby by Cesarean section, or if you’ve already given birth by C-section, you should discuss with your Doctor, and receive a belly binder before you leave the hospital or you may choose to purchase your own.
- These can help new moms during their recovery by reducing postoperative pain, reducing postpartum bleeding, and increasing mobility.
- Belly binders are used as part of the recovery process after major abdominal surgery to provide external support to the abdominal muscles and the surgical incision.
- This can help Postpartum recovery after a c-section may include resolving diastasis recti, lower back pain, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
- Some are made to only provide abdominal and back support; others are created to support your entire core set of muscles.
- Having said that, please be advised that all content published on is credited for information purposes only.
- This information should not substitute as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
- Always consult your doctor or qualified health professional with any questions regarding the health of you or your baby.
Dr. Chudi Ufondu. MBBS, MPH , CPH
SnowspirationsHealth Global Health Solutions (SGHS)
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