After giving birth, many women are eager to get their pre-baby body back. For some, that means waist training. Waist training is the process of using a corset or other device to slim the waist and create an hourglass shape. There are many benefits to waist training including improving posture and alleviating back pain. And for new moms, it can be a way to feel more like themselves again after the physical and emotional roller coaster of pregnancy and childbirth.  Additionally, waist training can help to increase core strength and stability, which can lead to better balance and coordination.

How long after birth is it safe to Waist Train? 

Most doctors agree that waiting 4-6 weeks after giving birth is optimal timing. In the 6 months after giving birth your body goes through many changes. It takes about 6 weeks for the uterus to shrink down to it's normal size, a month to lose the extra water retained in the abdomen, and many months for elevated hormones to return to their previous levels. During this time wearing a waist trainer can add extra support to the back and abdomen as well as stimulate the release of excess fluid. 


What waist trainer is best for Post Partum? 

 We have two Waist Trainers that have been rated Top Picks for Post Partum recovery. 

1. The Support Waist Trainer can be used for Support or Waist Training and is the #1 Compression Band for Shapewear and Post Partum Recovery. This Waist Trainer helps support posture during breastfeeding and C-Section recovery. Made with a Soft, Seamless Elastic Fabric our Waist Trainer gently pulls you in and, with hidden boning, stays in place to help you feel confident and supported. 

2. The Velcro Waist Trainer ensures you’re fully supported. Designed to aid with postpartum and C-section recovery, or to wear daily under clothing as shapewear, this ultra-supportive, adjustable waist trainer is constructed with a double velcro binding system to ensure you feel good and stay in place all day long.

 Of course, as with any type of exercise or diet plan, there are also some risks associated with waist training. These include constipation, rib flaring, and difficulty breathing. Please consult with your doctor before Waist Training. 

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May 16, 2022 — Shawnee Foster