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January 19th, 2013, 04:32 PM
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anyone try or going to try using the belly bandit? i never used one after my son and my stomach barely shrunk back to normal size. i thought it'd be worth a shot. plus i heard it helps shrink the uterus more quickly. any thoughts?
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January 19th, 2013, 04:36 PM
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i hate anything constricting on my belly, pregnant or not
all my pants ride underneath by belly
i will not be trying it
good luck though if you do use it!
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January 19th, 2013, 05:13 PM
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Ive never used one. Just breastfeeding to help contract the uterus back to normal size.
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January 19th, 2013, 05:34 PM
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I didn't have the belly bandit but I did have a wide compression velcro belt for after my Csection that my OB put on me in the hospital. I can't compare to vaginal birth, but it felt really good to be "strapped" in...I felt like all my parts where being held in place while healing. Whether it helped or not in "shrinking" my stomach I can't really know but for a c/s birth I didnt have a crazy pouch left...I mean, I have the pooch right above my scar but generally speaking I went back to close to pre-pregnancy tummy. So, I'll be wearing that same thing again whether I do a vbac or repeat c/s.
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January 19th, 2013, 05:42 PM
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I had one and I do think it helped. My stomach did look very close to the same as it did pre-pregnancy. I also only gained 20 pounds and was back to my pre-pregnancy weight after a week, so that probably helped, too. I plan to wear it again.
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January 19th, 2013, 05:48 PM
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yeah i only gained 20 lbs with my son too, lost a lot the first few weeks but regained almost all of it when my milk really started coming in. but no matter what my weight was my stomach was always huge and had NO muscle tone at all. i'm definitely considering getting one!
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