4 Benefits of Postpartum Waist Training
For many women, waist training is the furthest thing on their mind after giving birth to a baby. After all, you can be rapt up in motherhood and sleepless nights, and sparing a thought for your body is something for a later date.
However, wearing a waist trainer offers a whole host of benefits, but not the ones you think. Contrary to popular belief, it can’t help you lose that baby weight, nor can it make you skinnier or regain the stomach you had before giving birth. But, it can offer you the following:
It might seem strange to put waist training and comfort in the same sentence, but wearing a waist trainer, or girdle, after having a baby can be. If you buy a high-quality one, you can benefit from feeling less “loose” around that area as well as finding it more comfortable to sit up in the days after giving birth. While there’s no reason to jump back into a fitness routine with your waist trainer just yet, it does help to know that you can feel comfortable when you need to the most.
After nine months of wearing clothes that were far larger than what you were used to, you may have thought that you would be able to hop straight back into those skinny jeans when leaving the hospital. While some people can, for the majority it’s a big ask.
Even in shirts and tops you used to wear before you were pregnant, you may feel like everything appears frumpy and unattractive. If you put on a waist trainer, however, you can wear some of your old clothes with confidence, as your stomach sits firmly under high-quality latex or compression fabric.
Pain and Posture
As any new mother or mother-to-be will know, back pain and posture can be a real problem in the months before and after childbirth. After carrying around so much weight, you are bound to experience at least a little amount of pain. However, some new mothers who began waist training found the waist trainers added back and pelvic support which equated to reduced pain.
After childbirth, your stomach doesn’t go back to what it was before – at least not immediately. In saying that, some new mothers say that by waist training after giving birth, they felt less discomfort around their scar site if they had a C-section, and also said their tummies felt tighter than without a waist trainer.
Waist training isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, nor will every new mother see the benefits. But, if you want to try something to alleviate pain and discomfort while offering some of your lost confidence, it’s well worth giving it a go.