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June 17th, 2013, 08:48 AM
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Has anyone ever done any belly binding? Either during pregnancy or to help postpartum recovery? What are your thoughts on this?

Example during pregnancy - The final stretch of pregnancy is usually a time... | See Baby Grow. See Baby Play. See Baby Blog.

and postpartum - Bengkung: Malaysian Postpartum Girdle - Venusian*Glow and http://fit2b.us/2011/10/13/binding-y...y-after-birth/

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June 17th, 2013, 09:57 AM
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I haven't, but I'm REALLY tempted to do it for our upcoming camping trip. I've seen it done with a stretchy wrap and I think that's what I would do. I need to try it out and see if I notice a difference!
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June 18th, 2013, 09:17 AM
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This isn't technically the same thing, but I have been wearing a belly band from very early on in this pregnancy to alleviate pain from my hernia above my belly button. The slight pressure that the stretchy fabric puts on the hernia keeps it from popping out and also makes it less painful. I wear it almost every day, and usually only take it off at night when I'm sleeping. It's helped wonderfully!
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June 18th, 2013, 01:52 PM
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I've thought about buying something for post Partum to suck my tummy back in. Is that the same thing?
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June 18th, 2013, 06:17 PM
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I had two different postpartum bands. I actually didn't like the kind that stretched and then has a velcro closure, it always seemed to slip around too much. What I did instead was buy a slimmer! I bought two kinds, one for the whole upper body and one that pulls on like a pair of shorts. It was much more comfortable than my postpartum band and actually offered a lot more compression. I wore it for a week and by the end of that week (5 weeks pp) I could tell a huge difference in the size of my belly. I still wear it very often now (3 months pp).

but really my honest opinion is that the compression "postpartum" bands are mostly useless. Usually pretty costly for something so simple, too.

During pregnancy I used a compression band to hold my hips tight because I experienced a lot of hip pain.
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June 19th, 2013, 05:06 AM
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I had two different postpartum bands. I actually didn't like the kind that stretched and then has a velcro closure, it always seemed to slip around too much. What I did instead was buy a slimmer! I bought two kinds, one for the whole upper body and one that pulls on like a pair of shorts. It was much more comfortable than my postpartum band and actually offered a lot more compression. I wore it for a week and by the end of that week (5 weeks pp) I could tell a huge difference in the size of my belly. I still wear it very often now (3 months pp).

but really my honest opinion is that the compression "postpartum" bands are mostly useless. Usually pretty costly for something so simple, too.

During pregnancy I used a compression band to hold my hips tight because I experienced a lot of hip pain.
I've heard those pp bands do slip around a lot and are uncomfortable. I think I want to try a fabric wrap, like the one in the first pp link. (Bengkung binding?)
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I have a belly band too that I have worn for this pregnancy, it seems to help some.
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June 20th, 2013, 09:27 AM
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I've thought about buying something for post Partum to suck my tummy back in. Is that the same thing?
Yep, that's what we're talking about! It's supposed to help pull your muscles back together, and it's also said to help pp bleeding.
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June 21st, 2013, 08:13 AM
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I tried it out last night and it was SOOOOOOO much more comfortable!!! I just used a lightweight stretchy wrap I had on hand. Baby's movements didn't hurt, I could sit in different positions comfortably and didn't feel like my belly was HANGING off my body.
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