Postpartum Waist Training: What You Need to Know

The thing most women want post pregnancy is their pre-baby bodies back. A tool that can help with that is the waist trainer. Postpartum waist training has been used for centuries across many cultures using different materials, but in modern day has been made popular in the mainstream western-influenced culture when many famous Hollywood mamas have sworn by them to bounce back from their pregnancies. Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba and Ciara are just some of the famous names who rage about postpartum waist training.

So, does it work?


Immediately Post-birth

Water retention during the first week after giving birth is even worse than when you’re pregnant. It takes about two weeks to dissipate. Wearing a waist trainer may help quicken the process of relieving the water retention.

Restoring Confidence

In terms of going out again after pregnancy, wearing a postpartum corset might greatly help in inducing confidence again. It’ll make you picture-ready and feel (quite literally) put together.

Safe Compression Undergarments

If a new mom wants to start wearing postpartum compression undergarments (which are totally optional), a safe and comfy option would be compression shorts. It does a great deal in supporting the pelvis, hips and thighs. It also helps in regulating lymphatic flow which is necessary for healing overall.

Rule of Thumb

Whatever it is, remember what you choose to do with your postpartum body is your choice. And remember, always speak to your doctor to make sure your postpartum belt is safe for you!