Motif Maternity Compression Resources

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The Top Benefits of Maternity Compression Wear

Pregnancy is such a fun and exciting time—there’s nothing quite like preparing to welcome a new soul into the world! But with the anticipation of meeting your baby, can come a host of unexpected aches in your body caused by the physical and hormonal changes of pregnancy. It takes a lot of work to form a whole new person inside you. Plus your body is shifting and accommodating to allow your baby to grow and develop. The benefits of compression during this transitional time of life have been used for ages around the world and thankfully, Motif Medical has developed maternity compression products that are designed to support a healthy pregnancy and promote a smooth postpartum recovery. Even better than that, most of Motif’s maternity support garments are multi-purpose and can be used during pregnancy and into the postpartum, too!

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How to Create an Effective Birth Plan

How to Create an Effective Birth Plan

There is nothing else in life that can be compared to childbirth. Birth is unpredictable, and almost always goes differently than you envision, and while your body is doing all of the work, it is largely outside of your control. Birth is physical, yes, but it is also a mental, emotional, and spiritual process that happens as you meet your new baby. Put simply, a lot is going on when you give birth! And while a lot is happening, there isn’t a lot of time or energy for you to use making important decisions about the care you want during birth.

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Types of Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, there are so many changes that are happening in your body through the nine months of growing a baby.

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What is Diastasis Recti?

Once you’re pregnant or in pre-pregnancy planning, you start learning about all sorts of things that you’d never thought about before, like diastasis recti, which sometimes it needs special attention. But many expectant and new moms wonder how do you know the difference, how it affects your health, and is there anything you can do to prevent it or treat it?

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Postpartum Body – What to Know & What To Do

Your body is an incredible creation! Throughout the pregnancy your body has grown and nourished a new person, created new organs and systems, and birthed a new life into the world. What comes next? What does the postpartum look like for new parents? What can you do to support your postpartum body during the Fourth Trimester?

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Birth Plan Template and Checklist

“If you don't know your options, you don't have any.” - Diana Korte

This is perhaps one of the most well known quotes in the birthing world and it's also the best reason I know to develop a birth plan, although I prefer to call them “birth preferences.” The thing is, a baby’s birth can't be planned. Even when some details are known, estimated due date, location, preferred birth method, etc., there is too much about it that is unknown!

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Is an Abdominal Binder After C Section Right For You?

If you're planning to deliver your baby by Cesarean section, or if you've already given birth by C-section, you should receive an abdominal binder before you leave the hospital or you may choose to purchase your own. These postpartum support bands can help new moms during their recovery by reducing postoperative pain, reducing postpartum bleeding, and increasing mobility. So let's talk about how and when to use them for the best results.

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First Week Postpartum Essentials

The immediate postpartum period is such an important time for you and baby to bond and get to know each other for the first time. Your main priorities over the first couple of weeks is to rest your body and feed your baby. So what are the best ways to prepare for that? What should you have and what will make those things easier?

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Wearing Compression Garments Day-to-Day

Compression garments have been used for a long time among several groups of people, but they are just starting to be a more common tool for the pregnant population. Maybe you're new to using compression to help with some of the discomforts of pregnancy, or maybe you've been using compression for pregnancy but hadn't thought about compression during the postpartum—either way, lets talk about how long you should wear the various compression options both before and after baby arrives.

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