The Postpartum Abdominal Binder specially designed to contour to a woman's body.
When a woman goes through a pregnancy, the body experiences a tremendous amount of change. To help facilitate the recovery process, Flex-Support ® has designed the Postpartum Abdominal Binder. The Postpartum Abdominal Binder is designed to provide support to the body (both the abdomen and back) during the post-pregnancy recovery process. The Postpartum Abdominal Binder also helps reduce unwanted stretch marks and can help improve the skin's natural elasticity while helping the abdominal region return back to its pre-pregnancy shape when used in conjunction with exercise and diet (per your physician’s recommendation).
The Postpartum Abdominal Binder is specially designed to contour to a women's body. The binder has a padded contoured back panel which provides support while hugging the body and maintaining its shape. In addition the back panel has a cut-out design which helps facilitate a full range of motion while preventing rolling or shifting. The binder is designed to be comfortable and will not get hot or cause excessive perspiration.
One of the best features of the Postpartum Abdominal Binder is that it can contour to a wide range of body shapes and sizes. It accomplishes this through two elastic side panels (8" and 10" models) which can be readjusted to the body as it undergoes the recovery changes after a pregnancy. Since the compression and shape can be adjusted, it can help facilitate the body’s natural healing process. The level of compression will vary with individual preference, but should not cause discomfort to the midsection or impede breathing. While the Postpartum Abdominal Binder has a plush back padding and elastic side panels, it is form fitting and can be worn under clothing and will not interfere with breastfeeding.
The Postpartum Abdominal Binder can be used after both a vaginal or c-section deliveries. The Postpartum Abdominal Binder can be worn a few days after giving birth (some have found it helpful to bring to the hospital) to 4-8 weeks (in some cases patients prefer a longer or shorter duration) post-birth. Before applying the Postpartum Abdominal Binder, please consult with your OB/GYN for guidance. It is also latex free to minimize potential irritations and should not be worn in the shower, bathtub, or pool.
The Postpartum Abdominal Binder can be cleaned as well. The binder should be hand washed with a mild detergent and air dried. The binder should not be used in water or applied when wet. Using a machine wash or dryer can damage the elastic as well as the hook and loop closure preventing the binder’s effectiveness.
"The results are really amazing, especially compared to my first baby...I am encouraging all my friends to get one too!" G.L.
How do I choose the correct size?
The Postpartum Abdominal Binder comes in two sizes and in two different heights. The binder’s design allows it to be constantly readjusted to the body allowing it to cover a wide range of body shapes.
In order to determine your size, measure around your abdomen at your belly button to see what binder is right for you. If you happen to fall in between belts and have not given birth yet, remember that you will lose 4”-6” once you do give birth.
The size range that the binders can cover is 28”-44” (71-111cm) or 44”-60” (111-152cm). Choosing the correct height can be a little more difficult. The height of the binder will be based on torso length. If you have a shorter torso we recommend the 8” while the 10” for the longer torso individuals.
When can I start wearing the binder?
The Postpartum Abdominal Binder can be worn a day or two after giving birth (some have found it helpful to bring to the hospital). Before applying the Postpartum Abdominal Binder, please consult with your OB/GYN for guidance.
How long should I wear the binder?
Most patients usually wear the binder for 4-8 weeks post-birth.
Is the binder easy to apply?
The binder is easy to apply, the directions are below:
• Open up both binder panels. Make sure the “Flex Support ” tag remains on the bottom and away from the skin.
• Make sure the “Flex Support ” tag remains on the bottom and away from the skin.
• Starting with the bottom panel, lay the left side plush panel against the abdominal area. Stretch the right side elastic panel across the body and connect it to the plush panel to the desired compression.
• Repeat the same process for the top panel.
Will the binder prevent me from breastfeeding?
No the binder is designed to fit under the breast and will not interfere with breastfeeding.
Can I wear my binder in the shower?
No, unfortunately the binder is not designed to be worn in water. Simply take off before getting wet.
Can I wash my binder?
Yes, but in order to preserve the quality and compression of your garment, follow our simple guidelines in cleaning your garment. We recommend that patients purchase two postpartum binders. This allows one to be worn while the postpartum binder is being cleaned.
Do - Hand wash in cold water with a mild detergent.
Do - Line or air dry.
Do - For tougher stains, you can soak the white garments in water with a little hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide is a natural bleaching agent.
Do Not – Put in washing machine or dryer.
Do Not – Use chlorine bleach. Bleach can break down material.
Failure to properly care for your garment can cause loss of compression or performance.