Shrinking body after childbirth is easily done by compression using a postpartum abdominal binder, as well as walking and diet. AbdoMend has a belt for each childbirth method....The Hem it in for vaginal birth, and the AbdoMend™ Support belt and strap for pregnancy and C Section birth.
By gently holding the tissue of the c-section incision together, you increase the natural healing process. Additionally belly bands provide support so:
Your internal organs are encouraged to move back into place
Hips are encouraged to shrink back, back gets support
Binding helps to reduce pain as you get out of bed and attend baby
Scar has support so it heals in a consistent manner
Compression also helps to slim the body after birth, by reminding the tissue where it was before pregnancy.
Compression helps to reduce swelling, move stagnant lymph out of an area, stabilizes the skin, and supports tissue which was cut. The muscles are generally moved and stretched during the c-section, and it is the fascia that surrounds the muscles which is cut. The uterus also can benefit from support as it shrinks back into it's pre-pregnancy place.
The compression from AbdoMend Support belt and strap gently squeezes tissue together and makes the space in between the fibers smaller through pressure.
Massage techniques also provide compression which increases circulation and connection, stimulating the healing process
Of course do not do anything that is painful, and please be mindful to not wrap yourself too tightly. The purpose is support, not strangulation or cutting off blood supply.
Open the Abdomend™ Support belt and strap while in bed to allow your skin to breathe, but wrap it back up when you want to get up, or have things to do.
As you recover from a c section you may get to the point when you want stronger compression. At this point you can switch to using our bely band, the Hem-It-In Belt, which is included in our Deluxe C Sction Recovery Kit for this purpose.