Choosing a Postpartum Girdle

There’s no doubt you’ve seen postpartum girdles before, since there are many testimonials and stories out there. This might make you question if they are worthwhile, and how you can find one that will be helpful for your body.  There are so many products to wade through that you could have a hard time finding something that you like. Read this guide to help you figure out how to find one that will be like a friend to you.


There are multiple options available when it comes to girdles. This includes options that look like simple bands, those that are binders, and others that are worn like corsets or regular shape wear items. It helps if you have tried any of these types of products in the past, so you’ll know if you will be comfortable using them. In the case of the corsets or shapewear, you can imagine that the garments will be rather tight and may make you sweat than you want to, so keep that in mind.


There is also a variety of colors to choose from, although many items are nude, white, or black. This makes it simple, and gives you a better chance of being able to wear them under clothes of different colors. Some give you more of an hourglass figure, while others will likely be able to be seen under light clothing or thin tops.


This is one of the most important aspects of these products. Some protect your entire abdominal area, while others only protect a part of it. If you have had a c-section or have a lot of swelling, a smaller version may be what you need. On the flip side, if you have lower back pain or want to improve your posture, you will likely require something that goes all the way from the bottom of your bra to where your underwear starts. There are models that have built-in underwear as well, to make your life a little easier. If you want to check out all the types, including the most popular girdles you can find on the market, mypostpartumwellness has an article that sums everything up in one place.

Ease of Use

Something else you should pay close attention to is how easy an item is to use. There are binders that you will not be able to put on by yourself and others that will be so easy to use that you will not need any help. You can actually forget you have them on. Check out the fasteners that are used and how many there are. Pay attention to if there are any tricky straps too, which is something you do not want to have to contend with, unless the straps are straightforward to use.


Most items can be washed in the washing machine at your home, but just in case, you should read the labels or care instructions. Hand washing is something you don’t really want to worry about when you have an infant in the house, unless you already hand wash some of your clothes anyway.