Compression: How Tight Should It Be?

Compression: How Tight Should It Be? One of the most common questions asked about using postpartum maternity compression garments is: how tight should it be? The one thing to remember is that the garment is meant to compress, but not to be painful. Our simple guidelines can help you find the perfect fit for your postpartum compression garment. It Shouldn't Hurt Using a compression garment should not cause you [...]

Compression: How Tight Should It Be?2019-09-03T14:28:49+00:00

What Exactly IS Maternity Compression?

What Exactly IS Maternity Compression? So you’ve heard that you may qualify for maternity compression through insurance, but what exactly is maternity compression? They’re your new secret weapon as an expectant or recovering mom.  To be specific, maternity compression garments are medically designed by experts to provide support, relief, and stabilization for increased comfort during pregnancy and to assist with postpartum healing. It’s no secret that pregnancy takes a toll on [...]

What Exactly IS Maternity Compression?2020-02-04T17:59:13+00:00

Clogged Milk Ducts: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Clogged Milk Ducts: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention Clogged, blocked, and plugged ducts. There are many terms for the same problem. Restricted milk flow, or “milk stasis”, leading from the milk-storing alveoli (those grape-like clusters in the breasts), may lead to a fatty blockage that soon becomes painful, and even infectious mastitis, if not treated quickly enough. These clogs can very well lead to other problems and occurrences, including lower supply [...]

Clogged Milk Ducts: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention2019-12-12T14:16:59+00:00

Top 5 Reasons Postpartum Compression is Different than Shapewear

Top 5 Reasons Postpartum Compression is Different than Shapewear By Rebekah Mustaleski, CPM You've just had a baby – congratulations!! – and now you've entered into the transitional period called “postpartum.” Since your baby is no longer occupying the space in your abdomen, all of your organs and muscles are settling back into their usual places. Your abdominal muscles, which stretched apart to make room for baby, are slowly coming [...]

Top 5 Reasons Postpartum Compression is Different than Shapewear2019-08-26T13:45:41+00:00

Kristy’s Breast Pumping Story

Note: Kristy's breast pumping story is part of a #ThisisPumping photo series chronicling moms nursing as they transition back to work and daily life. View more stories and learn about National Breastfeeding Month here. Kristy's Story Age: 39 Occupation: Clinical Psychologist working with veterans with severe mental illness at the VA Medical Center and private practice at the Institute of Applied Neuroscience. Second-Time Mom Baby’s Name: [...]

Kristy’s Breast Pumping Story2019-08-01T18:38:39+00:00