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Can I use Waist Training after C Section?

Can I use waist training after c section delivery?  Are the concern of mothers who undergo a surgical incision delivery, or in other words, it is called Cesarean or c section delivery.

Take in mind that binding the belly and the stomach after a c-section delivery, you have to wait for a couple of weeks to allow proper oxygen for the incision to heal.

 

Most women believe that the C-section belly is the one that likes to stay longer. Workout and diet alone won’t make it leave as soon as you would like. You need to complement it with a postpartum corset, also known as the belly wrap or a mommy girdle.

Yes, waist training is once again catching up as an effective way to send the belly away. Kim Kardashian isn’t the only mommy who swears by waist cinchers. Celebrities who have used waist trainers to reclaim their glorious figure after childbirth include Jessica Alba, Ciara, and Brooke Burke. If you want to be as quick in getting back in shape, waist training is not only practical but also safe.

Before you jump into that girdle, here are a few things you need to know.

Things You Need to Know About Post-Partum Belly

Pregnancy expands your uterus to the size of a large watermelon when it is the size of a small pear. It takes nine months for the tummy to grow that much, you can’t expect it to go back within a matter of hours.

When you are pregnant, the cells in your body tend to swell up. It filled with fluid that they eventually release after birth. The liquid goes as urine, sweat, and other secretions.

Post-pregnancy waist trainers can help expedite the process to an extent. High-quality trainers are to burn fat at the same time. So you can expect to see drastic results.

Finding the Right Waist Trainer Is Important

Waist trainers are from different materials, and they come in various types. Some are only great for cosmetic purposes. They will make your waist seem smaller and tummy flatter for as long as you are wearing it, but they won’t have any long-term effect on your inches. Others are of a thermogenic material that burns fat while you are wearing it.

It is best to go for waist trainers specifically made for postpartum belly reduction. Are made from comfortable and hypoallergenic fabric that doesn’t infect the incision. Keep in mind that your skin tends to be more sensitive due to all the hormonal changes it went through for months. Instead of an excessively tight corset made from a stiff material, go for a belly band that is soft and breathable.


Waist Cinchers Shouldn’t be Too Tight

You have to realize that your postpartum belly has been through a lot. You can’t be brutal to it. While typically women would tell you to make it as tight as possible, experts would advise against it. If you feel any discomfort i.e., pain in the ribs or breathing difficulties, consider loosening it up a bit.

Remember, a corset or a wrap that is too tight might displace your internal organs if worn for too long. With your uterus already trying to get back into its shape, you cannot afford to make any unnecessary movement inside your body. It is one reason experts recommend using pregnancy bands that work overtime instead of tight corsets that give you instant shape.

Different Women Need to Wear It for Different Period

There is no rule as to how long you should wear your waist trainer each day and for how many days. First, your comfort matters. Regardless of the material and quality of the trainer, some women cannot keep the belly wrapped for more than two hours a day. Others can keep it that way for a good 6 to 8 hours. Some women only prefer wearing it during postpartum workouts as they allow them to sweat more.

Even with a waist trainer, recovery time varies. There are certain conditions such as diastasis recti that increase the recovery time. Women suffering from this condition require waist trainers to support their abdominal muscles. They can wear the wrap for longer hours and for as long as they recover from the problem.

Waist Trainers Alone Won’t Help You Lose Weight

It is a much-needed disclaimer. It would be misleading to tell any woman that they can lose weight with waist training alone. Remember, waist trainers can only support your weight loss effort. They help you get into the shape and aim for that hourglass body. However, you need a proper workout and diet plan to see any real difference, really fast.

Seek professional help about safe postpartum exercise and workout. Let your body ease into the process of getting back in shape. Use pregnancy waist trainers to make sure your weight loss is more focused on your problem area i.e., your belly for a few weeks.

Reclaim Your Confidence and Posture

Childbirth brings many changes in your life. Nine months of carrying a baby can affect everything from your gait to your posture. While these are the things that may not bother you while you are taking a baby, they can affect your confidence once you have with the C-section.

With a waist trainer, you can get an instant tummy tuck along with all the long-term benefits. You can fit into your pre-pregnancy clothes without worry. You can walk in your old shoes with proper support for your back. So, the benefits are not just limited to your belly.

Waist training after C-section is safe as long as you are using the right product made of high-quality hypoallergenic material. With the right product, you will see a definite improvement in your posture and an immediate difference in the appearance.

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I'm a nutritionist, writer, a devoted housewife, and a mother of two grown-up ladies. A lover of nature, but my chief aim is to share my experience and knowledge to lose belly fat after c-section or standard delivery, in general, is natural and healthy ways.

Comments

  1. It’s a great looking product I do think it hit home with a lot of ladies wanting to look there best and stay healthy

    1. Lynn says:

      Hi Michael,

      Thank you!
      Yes, exactly waist training is catching up as an effective way to send the belly away. Kim Kardashian isn’t the only mommy who swears by waist cinchers. Celebrities who have used waist trainers to reclaim their glorious figures after childbirth include Jessica Alba, Ciara, and Brooke Burke so as well the ordinary mothers or women who claimed back their body figures.

      Best,
      Lyn

  2. lee goupil says:

    This is good information.
    Working in health and fitness this wasn’t even something I had considered recommending before.
    I’m going to do a little more research on this so I can feel comfortable talking about it if I decide to recommend.
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    Thanks

    1. Lynn says:

      Hello Lee,

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Feel free to browse through more o my website, and I’m delighted to know as well.
      I appreciate for connecting.

      Best regards,
      Lyn

  3. Femi Asaolu says:

    Hi Lyn,

    Thank you for an informative piece on the question of whether one can use waist training after the C Section. My wife is currently pregnant and we are expecting the baby in a few weeks time. We are hoping that she won’t need to go through a C- section.

    I agree with your caution that waist trainers cannot solely be relied on solely to achieve the weight loss around waist, that one ought to combine its use with exercise and a good diet. How much weight loss would you attribute to waist trainers though? Is it as powerful as exercise?

    Final comment – I really like the illustration you offered to help us appreciate the size of the uterus before/during pregnancy (pear/watermelon) and your advice to manage expectations with respect to when you can get back to the pre-pregnancy size.

    Thank you
    Femi

    1. Lynn says:

      Hi Femi,

      Congratulations! For expecting the baby in a few weeks. I’ll include in my prayer for your wife to have a normal delivery and a healthy baby.

      You asked how much weight loss can be attributed to the waist trainer.
      It would be misleading to tell any woman that they can lose weight with waist training alone. Remember, waist trainers can only support your weight loss effort. They help you get into the shape and aim for that hourglass body. However, you need a proper workout and diet plan to see any real difference, really fast.

      I hope they could help and thank you for the complements,
      Lyn

  4. Telly says:

    Wow, that seems like a great product that’s something I’m going have to tell my wife about she might be interested in getting one.

    1. Lynn says:

      Hi Telly,

      Exactly, if your wife is body-conscious probably, you can give her a present, and she will love it for sure.
      Thank you so much.

      Best regards,
      Lyn

  5. Debbie says:

    Interesting article. I had a post partum corset all ready to go when I was pregnant but ended up having a c section and just found it too painful to wear. The one I had just seemed to sit in the exact place my scar was so I didn’t end up using it.

    1. Lynn says:

      Hi Debbie,

      I appreciate for taking the time to read my article. I’m sorry to hear about your gone situation. I have c section delivery twice, so I understand your feelings.
      During the early period after delivery and it is a must that the incision or scar is already healed before binding the belly, and it would be with soft and comfortable suits before using the waist training products.

      Thank you for sharing your experience,

      Best regards,
      Lyn

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