The postpartum body. It’s sore. It’s painful. It’s swollen. It’s different than it was pre-baby. Your body took 10 months to grow that sweet little baby, it’s not going to heal in a day. I always have to remind myself of that. I also have to remind myself it’s okay to get a little help. That’s where the Bellefit corset comes in.
After Silas, I had a different body. It wasn’t what it used to be, and it never will be, and that’s okay. And then I got pregnant with Odin just 1 year after having Silas. I ended up suffering with severe polyhydramnios, a condition where you carry excess amniotic fluid. Odin was also a very big baby. I was induced with him at 39 weeks and he was 8lbs10oz. If I carried him to his due date, he would have been around 10lbs. (for those of you who don’t know me in person, I am only 4’11…so that’s a very big baby for someone who doesn’t have a lot of room to grow!). My belly hurt SO bad. I could feel my skin stretching every single time I moved. After he arrived I discovered I had suffered from diastasis recti, a separation of my abdominal muscles. I wish I had known about Bellefit corsets at this point in my life. I was hurting, and healing much slower than if I had used something to support myself.
I got pregnant with Iverleigh when Odin was around 8 months old. My body had not healed after my pregnancy with him, and I knew it was going to be a long, painful pregnancy. It doesn’t help that she decided to stay in an extra 8 days. I am SO glad I discovered the Bellefit corset this time around. I had a pretty traumatic labor and delivery with her, after a long and painful pregnancy. I was able to put the corset on a few days after her arrival, though some can put it on sooner (the sooner the better- I was just extra swollen after the miserable delivery!). It has helped me tremendously. I could instantly tell a difference in my hips and my back pain, as well as the pain I felt in my abdomen. These are also extremely helpful for mamas who have had c-sections. They add that extra support to help heal your body. In addition to the comfort and support they add, they also help you get into those pre-baby clothes faster, which is a win!
I HIGHLY recommend getting a Bellefit. Use their size guide and carefully measure your body according to it, they run small since they’re a corset and a tight fit-so just make sure you’re following their instructions. Their customer service is AMAZING and they can help you if you have any questions! Click HERE to get one, use code RENEE30 to get $30 off your purchase!