It seems that you regularly know of or hear of someone whom is pregnant and it's always very exciting times. The reality of pregnancy and the birth, especially for first time mothers, can be quite a surprise though and can take quite a toll on the body. Everyone's pregnancy and birth experience is different but the one thing we do all have in common is the soft, 'squishy' belly right after having our new addition. It is at this time the AbdoMend products come in very handy when it comes to recovery. Whether you have had a vaginal birth or a cesarean section the AbdoMend has the right product that can offer you extra support of your back, abdomen and internal organs, along with reducing pain, swelling and possible tearing.
We received an AbdoMend C Section Recovery Kit and a Hem It In Belt to review and here is our reviewers experience using the C Section Recovery Kit;
I personally think the AbdoMend C Section Recovery Kit is priceless after you have had the abdominal surgery. The amount of support it offers is extensive; both my abdomen and back feel supported, I can comfortably maintain my posture when I stand with ease and without having to tense my stomach muscles so much I can feel I am healing faster. The AbdoMend is totally comfortable to wear and that is a pleasure in itself. As for the results, I am still wearing mine but as this is my second child I know that I am healing much faster and my body feels much better after having my bub. I don't have as much swelling as my first time and definitely less pain when I move around. I honestly wish I had one of these after my first pregnancy! Oh, and it would be a great baby shower gift for the mum-to-be too.
Although I am not too fussed on getting back into shape, particularly too early, I can tell the AbdoMend is helping me get there already without me doing a single thing to help it along. (This for me is a total bonus!)
The Hem-It-In belt is for vaginal birth or 2 weeks after a C Section as I had a cesarean section I still have to wait a few days before I can wear this one but this design is a 100% cotton belt with internal support. It is like a wide belt design with plenty of Velcro to you can get the right size and still have room to move it along as your belly shrinks down.
The design of the AbdoMend C Section Recovery Kit is unique as it has two straps. (I haven't see this design before). The two straps all you to angle the belt as you need support, which is great because all us women are all different shapes and sizes and we need the best support and comfort for us individually. The kit comes with instructions and coloured photos to show you how to wear the belt appropriately. We also love the inclusion of the Dry Skin Brush which you use to stimulate your skin, move fluid and increase proprioception. AbdoMend have a demos videos too which are very helpful. Finally, the kit also comes with a DVD which we would suggest you view before going into hospital so you do know how to wear the belt appropriately.
If you have used either of these products we would love to hear you thought and/or results. Would it be something you would recommend to other mother's to be? (Personally I would!)