Bellies Inc

The Ab wrap

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Bellies Inc
Ab wrap
Made in Canada with materials sourced from Canada, China and Taiwan.
Made from wooly stretch nylon elastic, a padded lumbar support, and gripper elastic that is made with 27% polyester and 73% rubber (contains latex).
WHY WE LOVE IT

Like a gentle hug of support for your body, we love that this wrap is adjustable to suit your needs and individual body shape. We also love that you can still breathe and move freely while wearing it. Breathing is not just important to keep you alive it’s also important to get your pelvic floor and core working optimally.

The Ab wrap provides targeted support to your postpartum abdominal wall and pelvis while you restore your core from the inside out. And you get a 20 page ebook included for free!

The ebook is full of helpful information for your motherhood transition. Including; how pregnancy affects your core and what to do about it, common core dysfunction issues and considerations, information about how to train and maintain your core during pregnancy. The basics for getting through childbirth and tips on postpartum recovery and what to expect.

The Ab wrap is designed to be worn for the first 8 weeks postpartum to provide support to the healing tissues in the abdominal wall and pelvis. In the days immediately after childbirth it can feel like your tummy is a deflated balloon. And it takes a little time for your organs to shift back into place. With 4 straps that can be overlapped or separated, the Ab wrap gives you support where you feel you need it most.

Belly wrapping plays a role in guiding the postpartum woman (you) into restorative posture and alignment. Supporting the uterus in its return to its normal size (involution) and providing comfort and support – especially after cesarean births.

A women’s health physiotherapist is an essential part of your recovery and we strongly advise seeking guidance throughout and after your pregnancy.

Sizing

All the info you could ever need about the Ab wrap sizes is available by clicking on the sizing chart button!

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How to use the abdominal wrap

It is super important to wrap from the bottom up. Wrapping from top down will increase pressure on the uterus and pelvic organs causing a downward descent. And you already have enough of this stress in labour!

You are aiming for light compression to gently “hug” the belly and allow for involution of the uterus. Too much compression will increase IAP (intra abdominal pressure) and compromise the pelvic floor. As long as you’re breathing comfortably, you’ve done it right.

You should wrap immediately postpartum (have it in your hospital bag ready to go) and for up to 8 weeks, or until you have restored the ability to generate tension in your abdominal wall. A women’s health physiotherapist is an essential part of your recovery and will help you determine this.

As a final note, please do not purchase this product if your goal is to flatten your abs. This garment is not a waist trainer but rather a pelvic and lower abdominal support wrap for postpartum recovery or temporary support in movement under the guidance of a physiotherapist.