Binding is an ancient tool for Pregnancy Support, C Section birth and postnatal support. While pregnant binding lifts baby off of pubic bone and helps stabilize the pelvis. After birth Compression brings fibers together, reduces swelling and tearing and at the same time offers some protection for the incision. Soft abdominal binders help support the changing body through pregnancy, vaginal delivery & Cesarean Section recovery.
You deserve support and protection at this special time, but the ancient healing art of binding is less well known today as I discovered after my own emergency c section. During pregnancy abdominal binders support the weight of the baby and the body, and reduces the load on the skin and stretched out abdominal muscles. If there isn’t enough support or silica/elastic properties to the skin, stretch marks can happen.
Cesarean Section birth requires special recovery care, as surgery is stressful,painful and now a new baby requires your loving attention. Binding will reduce your pain and scar, and make it easier to get out of bed. Binding will protect and support your incision before rolling over to get out of bed. Compression supports your abdomen so it doesn’t feel like your insides are going to fall out, and will reduce scar tissue. Many women do not realize that the Doctor cut into 6 layers inside the abdomen, and then stretched open the muscles. With binding you avoid the feeling of feeling unsupported, vulnerable to gravity and afraid to move.
It is the fascia that surrounds the muscles which is cut, and then the 6 layers are sutured (sewn) back. For any birth, the uterus and intestines also benefit from support, as it shrinks and moves back into place. Of course do not do anything that is painful, and please be mindful to not wrap yourself too tightly. It is about support, not strangulation or cutting off blood supply. Being gentle and easy with yourself during these first months will help you heal better for later on, when life gets busier.
Bladder, intestinal and reproductive complications can arise from a c-section or other abdominal surgeries. The support of binding means less tearing, which means less scar tissue, inside and out. Less scar tissue means more comfort and fewer secondary complications and a better looking scar. With belly binding you can avoid the tearing and infections that lead to possible abdominal adhesions, painful periods, and a lumpy scar.
Our uniquely designed C Section Recovery Belt does not contain elastic making it perfect for immediate use after c section birth or other abdominal surgery. We designed it to be as soft and yet adjustable, to allow you to find the perfect binding pressure and adjust it as you heal. We then came up with the detachable support strap, which does contain elastic, for another level of fully adjustable support, font or back.
The Hem It In Belt great for post vaginal delivery, or about 2 weeks after the cesarean, when you want more compression and support. The cotton covered elastic provides firm support when you are getting back to your daily routine, or just going to the car with baby. After incising through the 6 layers,our muscles were stretched open to get the baby out, so holding them close is a good thing.
Let AbdoMend™ bring you back to your sexy shape. Get both our belts plus a comprehensive DVD for simple and effective ways to take care of your scar to make it smooth and flat while reducing potential complications, in our Deluxe C-Section Recovery Kit.