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Belly Binder After C Section, Can You Use It, Any Benefits?

  1. Especially if you had a cesarean delivery, belly binding can be a useful tool during the postpartum (after childbirth) recovery period.
  2. In contrast to a vaginal delivery, a C-section requires cutting through numerous layers of tissue and muscle.
  3. Belly binding can help to ensure that your incision heals properly.
  4. 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.
  5. It is recommended that you start wearing it during daytime hours immediately after the birth and for the first few weeks postpartum.
  6. It is not necessary or recommended to wear a postpartum belly wrap at night or anytime while you are sleeping.
  7. 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.
  8. These can help new moms during their recovery by reducing postoperative pain, reducing postpartum bleeding, and increasing mobility.
  9. 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.
  10. This can help Postpartum recovery after a c-section may include resolving diastasis recti, lower back pain, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
  11. Some are made to only provide abdominal and back support; others are created to support your entire core set of muscles.
  12. Having said that, please be advised that all content published on is credited for information purposes only.
  13. This information should not substitute as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
  14. 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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