Postpartum Recovery Garment
The postpartum garments are FDA-listed medical devices designed by healthcare professionals for new moms to aid in both C-section and natural birth wound healing and help recovery by stabilizing joints, reducing pain, and increasing mobility.
- Reduces swelling and postpartum bleeding
- Stabilizes the core to improve posture
- Seamless and comfortable under clothing
FEATURES & BENEFITS
- FDA-listed medical device.
- Speeds up postpartum recovery time.
- Comes with zipper designed for C-Section — rather than pulling fabric over the C-Section incision, the garment features a side zipper for convenient and easy wear.
- Delivers gentle compression to reduce swelling (edema).
- Stabilizes the abdomen with structured support panels.
- Relieves conditions like pelvic girdle pain.
- Supports lower back and hips for improved posture.
- Tightens and tones belly, hips, waist, pelvis, and lower back.
- Split crotch design for convenient trips to the restroom.
- Contains silicone leg grippers to prevent the garment from riding up.
- Made of 76% nylon, 24% spandex.
Please note: If you are unsure about sizing, please reference our detailed sizing chart or consult our customer service team before placing your orders.
Postpartum Recovery Garment
Made with lightweight and breathable fabric. 76% nylon, 24% spandex.
Silicone grips secure the garment to thigh and prevent it from riding up and adjustable shoulder straps keep the garment securely in place.
Snug and secure fit, without being uncomfortably tight.
What Is a Postpartum Compression Garment?
A postpartum compression garment is sometimes confused with shapewear garments like a corset, waist trainer, belly belt, or abdominal binder. The difference is that a postpartum recovery garment is a medical device designed to provide real health benefits as your body restores itself after childbirth. Body shapers are designed to squeeze your core into a smooth silhouette temporarily. A postpartum girdle is meant to support and align your healing postpartum body so your core muscles can regain strength more quickly. It helps reduce postpartum swelling and bleeding as well.
- Eligible for coverage through your health insurance, unlike body shapers and corsets
- Breathable, high waist girdle with adjustable shoulder straps designed to be worn seamlessly under clothing
- Provides gentle, medical grade compression to your entire midsection, extending from thighs to upper abdominal area
Why You Might Need a Postpartum Compression Garment
The core muscles need extra support and TLC in the first few weeks postpartum as they begin to slowly heal after delivery. Your ligaments and connective tissue that stretched out and loosened up during pregnancy are beginning to shrink and firm up. Your organs and abdominal muscles are settling back into their pre-pregnancy positions. Medical grade compression helps support all of this hard work your body is doing, without placing additional pressure on the pelvic floor. As you adjust to motherhood, your new daily routine can take a toll on your body and a postpartum girdle can help stabilize joints, reduce swelling, and improve mobility. It also provides the back support needed to encourage moms to stand and sit straight, avoiding a hunched back so common when breastfeeding and caring for a newborn.
Posture and Back Pain
When the sacroiliac (SI) joint, which helps to stabilize the pelvis, loosens to allow the hips to widen in preparation for childbirth, it can cause lower back pain and discomfort. This pain often persists into the postpartum period, before the joints and muscles have had a chance to fully stabilize. Keeping good posture can be difficult in this period of reduced core strength and stability. Wearing a high-quality postpartum support garment has been shown to help moms maintain good posture, providing abdominal support, aligning the lower back properly and combatting back pain. As you start resuming some of your daily activities, the postpartum compression garment is a wonderful back support aid to help you establish good movement habits, including sitting and standing with proper spine alignment.
Diastasis Recti Recovery
Diastasis Recti (DR) is a very common condition that occurs when the abdominal muscles that run along the middle of the abdomen separate during pregnancy. There is a thin line of connective tissue, the linea alba, between the two rows of muscle which relaxes and stretches which allows the muscles to pull apart to make space for an expanding uterus. In many cases, the condition will resolve itself naturally as the linea alba tightens up and pulls the muscles back into place during the first few weeks postpartum. New moms can benefit from a little extra support to help this process along. In the case of persistent DR that lasts beyond six weeks postpartum, the weakened state of the core can cause pain, discomfort, and instability.
- For all moms post-pregnancy, even those who don’t experience DR, it’s important to build the core muscles up again.
- Medical grade compression provides back support, stabilizes the core to improve posture, and helps to guide your abdominal muscles back together.
For moms who give birth via cesarean delivery, healing from major surgery while also caring for a newborn can be especially challenging. Postpartum compression can be an invaluable tool to help speed recovery while protecting and providing external support to the cesarean scar during the first few long days and nights of parenting. It’s normal for C-section incisions to hurt when coughing, laughing, or when baby is positioned over the area during breastfeeding, but a postpartum recovery garment can help provide protection in the first few weeks postpartum when your body is especially sensitive.
- Motif Medical’s postpartum girdle features a side zipper that makes it easier to pull on and off without ever having to drag directly across the C-section incision.
- Unlike postpartum belly wraps and belly bands sometimes provided to C-section moms in the hospital, the Motif garment does not bunch in awkward places or sit uncomfortably high or low on the incision site.
When to Wear The Postpartum Support Garment
Postpartum compression garments that provide pelvic floor support (again, not shapewear garments, waist trainers, abdominal binders, or postpartum corsets) can be worn at two weeks after your baby is born until up to four months postpartum, whether you’re a first time mom or have gone through childbirth multiple times. It’s a good idea to wear your postpartum support garment as you are up and about caring for and feeding your newborn, doing housework, walking, and any time you need extra back support. Unlike post pregnancy belly wraps or postpartum recovery belts, a true postpartum recovery garment will provide support to your entire midsection, not just to the belly.
Motif Maternity Compression are FDA-listed medical devices designed to provide support and relief for pregnant and new moms. These garments may be covered by your insurance. Here’s how you find out.
- Use Motif’s Insurance Lookup Tool to look up your insurance and state.
- Get matched up with a medical supplier that carries Motif Compression and covers your insurance.
- Click their link and fill out their qualify form. Their reps will get in touch with any additional information they need.
- Receive your garments in the mail!