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03 July 2017

Mama Must-Haves: Bouncing Back with Belly Bandit

Shapewear has become an important part of my my postpartum life and postpartum wardrobe. After over 24 hours of labor, Harrison finally came into the world via emergency c-section - to cut a long story short, his shoulders were to big and he was stuck. I had the choice between using forceps to delivery him (which I was told could result in a brain hemorrhage for my baby) or c-section, so I chose c-section. My recovery process was far more painful than I thought it would be and just the simple act of sitting up was challenging.

I immediately started (the day I got home) using my Belly Bandit BFF Wrap, I really loved this wrap as I could adjust it to fit my wider hips and smaller waist. I wore this wrap religiously everyday and even slept with it on at night. I really found that it helped support me throughout the day and helped a lot with pain and my lower back issues. Eventually I started to notice that it was getting way too big! I hadn't really been focused on weight loss at the time, just my baby and recovery, but the fact that my belly was shrinking was such a great bonus too! I was going to purchase the next smaller size (I bought a medium) but then I looked saw that they had a corset, so I thought that that would be a better next step. I've been wearing my Belly Bandit Mother Tucker Corset (I bought a size small) everyday since and I am just thrilled with the results, I am finally starting to see my once 24 inch waist take shape and I have also noticed that my hips are starting to get a bit smaller too! My next steps back to my pre-baby body will definitely be more exercise and of course clean eating too :) 

Today I'm wearing one of my fav pieces from Belly Bandit, the Compression and Nursing Tank - I really wish this tank came in more colors, because I would want them all! This is my go-to tank for just about anything, it's super easy to nurse in, and it totally supportive too and gives new mama's an extra confidence boost too!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Belly Bandit . The opinions and text are all mine.


1 comment

  1. You're such a gorgeous mommy!


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