|A girdle made all the difference when|
moving around post c-section.
Post c-section girdles make all the difference in the world.
They can be the difference from being unable to walk or move and moving around to being up and walking (in my estimation I had around 80% less pain when wearing it and wanted to curl up and cry like a baby when I wasn't).
With my first c-section I just got cheap girdles at Walmart and I layered three or four at a time. It worked.
The second time I bought a medical grade girdle like this. It was more painful putting on the first time, and I think it made the post baby cramping more extreme for the first day, but the support it offered was amazing (the nurses thought that I was crazy wearing it and kept telling me it would make the pain worse, but the doctor thought it was great). And I don't think the discomfort of wearing it was any worse than the nurses coming in to do the whole little "massage" thing that makes the uterus contract.
I wore it for the recovery period last time too and my only wish was that I had more than one (maybe one in a larger size and one in my normal size to size down to over the first week or so).
So there you have it. If you know you're having a c-section I can't recommend these enough! They have made all the difference in my post c-section recovery.
And if you have any post partum c-section recovery tips you'd like to add in the comments I know that there are lots of us out there that would appreciate them!