Hi my name is Karen and today I’d like to share with you how great I found the Bellefit Corset Girdle. I just gave birth about a month ago and I’ve been wearing the postpartum corset since three days after the delivery and I’ve noticed the results straight away. First of all, I could feel that walking around the house was much easier because it helps hold the muscles in. After about one or two weeks when I had visitors come, they were amazed at how quickly I had regained my pre pregnancy weight. I had put on ten kilos when I was carrying my baby but about a month later which is right now, I’ve already lost about eight kilos, so I’ve got two or three more kilos to go and I am really excited about. The version I got is the corset girdle and I got a size smalll and I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family because the quality is amazing. I first heard about it from one of my friends, when she told me how great it was, I couldn’t wait to try it. I am really happy with the results. I am also really happy with the shipping, it was incredible, it was quick! Customer service was great, when I had a question the website had so much information I almost didn’t have to ask anyone else. So yes, I definitely would recommend the Bellefit corset if you want to regain your pre-pregnancy shape. http://www.bellefit.com/videos
Recovering from a C-Section
I started wearing the girdle 1.5 weeks after my c-section and i felt instant relief, the support it offered to my lower abdomen and back made it easy for me to move around the house. I only remove it to sleep and when i wash it. It’s been 4 weeks since my c-section and i already fit in all my pre pregnancy clothes. Bellefit was definitely the best thing that could happen to my belly after my little one came out. I would recommend this product to any new Mom!!
— Maria T. – Miami, FL
To protect and accommodate your c section incision scar, the c-section corset has “bra-style” hook closures in the front. It allows the user to put on the corset slowly and more comfortably since your incision area is tender and sensitive.
Rachel describes her experience after using a Postpartum Girdle for C-Section Recovery.
The growing fetus can stretch the rectus abdominis muscle as much as 50%. Still present after childbirth are hormones secreted during pregnancy such as estrogen, progesterone, and relaxin, which loosen the abdominal muscles, the pelvic structure, and supporting ligaments and joints. A Postpartum Girdle can offer greater stability to a woman’s body after delivery.
The girdle acts to retract the body by drawing in stretched muscles and providing 360° structure to the torso, subsequently reducing strain on ligaments and joints in the lower back, pelvis, and buttocks. Reducing stress in these areas enhances the body’s ability to return to its pre-pregnancy alignment and shape. Additionally, as shifted and constrained organs return to their pre-pregnancy locations, the wearer of a postpartum girdle will feel held in place and more confident in her body movements.
A girdle is a garment that encircles the lower torso, perhaps extending below the hips, and worn often for support. The word girdle originally meant a belt. In modern English, the term girdle is most commonly used for a form of women’s foundation wear that replaced the corset in popularity. In sports, a girdle may be similar to compression shorts.
Historically and in anthropology, the girdle can be a scanty belt-shaped textile for men and/or women, worn on its own, not holding a larger garment in place, and less revealing than the loin-cloth, as was used by Minoan pugilists.
In fact, using a postpregnancy girdle post-baby is a tradition in many cultures; the Japanese call their girdle wrap a ‘sarashi,’ hispanics call their binder a ‘faja,’ and the Malays call it a bengkung.
Constructed of elasticized fabric and sometimes fastened with hook and eye closures, the modern girdle is designed to enhance a woman’s figure. Most open-bottom girdles extend from the waist to the upper thighs. In the 1960s, these models fell from favor and were to a great extent replaced by the panty girdle. The panty girdle resembles a tight pair of athletic shorts. Both models of girdles usually include suspender clips to hold up stockings.
Girdles were considered essential garments by many women from about 1920 to the late 1960s. They created a rigid, controlled figure that was seen as eminently respectable and modest. They were also crucial to the couturier Christian Dior’s 1947 New Look, which featured a voluminous skirt and a narrow, nipped-in waistline, also known as a wasp waist.
Later in the 1960s, the girdle was generally supplanted by pantyhose. Pantyhose replaced girdles for many women who had used the girdle essentially as a means of holding up sheer nylon stockings. Those who want more control purchase “control top” pantyhose.
Girdles and “body shapers” are still sold to women who want to shape their figure with a garment. Some of these garments incorporate a brassiere and thus become functionally equivalent to a corset. However, they do not incorporate boning and hence do not produce the constricted waistline characteristic of Victorian-era corsets.