#TwinMamaChronicles — Belly Binding: Day 1 (July 30, 2018)

I first researched Belly Binding a couple of weeks ago. I have had three pregnancies before my last pregnancy with my twins. I didn’t know that women were running home and binding their bellies after giving birth to their babies. Especially, after a painful c-section.

Then, I read somewhere that the binding actually helped with the pain because the straps caused the cut muscles not to contract as much when laughing or coughing. Suddenly, things like laughing, sneezing and coughing aren’t so painful.

I received my belly binding belt on July 30, four days after my birthday after ordering my belly binding belt from Amazon.com. Immediately, I put my belly binding belt on and there was instant relief. I no longer felt like I was just allowing my csection wounds and cut ab muscles to hang all out. I felt like I had some support to help me get through my csection recovery.

Before I received my belly binding belt (and after my research on belly binding), I started holding my knees up to my stomach when I had to cough. And surprisingly, there was less pain as my thighs helped to hold those abdominal muscles in.

I started wearing my belly binding belt on July 30, 2018 and I plan to do more research, then continue to wear my belt until I receive my desired results.

For the risk of sounding like a commercial ad, I have to mention that there are so many other pluses to wearing the belly binding belt. My posture is improved and clothes look better on sans the usual fat lumps that show underneath my clothes.

I could see myself wearing some type of support for a long time just because I have become used to the added support. I have had a bad back for years too and I believe the belly binding belt can help with my back and hip pain by improving my posture while offering core support.

I look forward to keeping you all posted of my progress with my new belly binding belt. I am thinking of purchasing a second one so I can wear my belt while the other one is hand washed and air dried.

I plan to wear my belly binding belt almost all day. I do have to take my belt off to use the bathroom and while taking showers.

I am more comfortable wearing my belt over my maternity underwear. I don’t like wearing my belt directly on my skin. During the warm weather months and my postpartum recovery, I have been wearing T-shirt dresses that are loose, versatile and comfortable.

I’m, also, considering switching between the girdle panty and the belly binding belt to see which product offers the best results.

I didn’t order the girdle panty first because of the price tag.

At a cool, $39.99, the girdle panty was out of my price range a few days ago. Additionally, I’m concerned about the hygiene aspect because the girdle panty is, essentially, underwear compared to the belly binding belt.

I’ll keep you all posted on my decision and results for the girdle panty, as well. Take care!

Samantha Dawson is an activist, business owner, Web Designer, Graphics Designer, Freelance Writer, CEO of LocStar Revolution, NoVA 24/7 Notary Services and Web Designers and Scribes. In her free time, you can find Samantha reading biographies, watching documentaries on Netflix or spending quality time with her family. Samantha lives in Baltimore, MD with her fiancé and her 5 sons.