Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Postnatal Belly Band

Postnatal belly band & Abdominal wall reconstruction

23 May Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Postnatal Belly Band

During pregnancy, a woman’s body is very sensitive. Women may go through many complications during this sensitive phase. Pregnant women experience a number of hormonal, biomechanical and structural changes which stretch abdominal muscles. This stretching of abdominal muscles is what results in stretch marks in the belly. Apart from stretched abdominal muscles, a more significant problem is abdominal separation. So, here is a take on abdominal wall reconstruction and postnatal belly band.


What is abdominal separation?

The muscle affected mainly during stretching is the rectus abdominis. This muscle plays an important role in maintaining good posture as it is responsible for flexing the lumbar spine, and also helps in proper respiration. The stretching in the abdominals can affect this muscle, causing a condition called abdominal separation. This is also called DRAM (Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominis Muscle). Women that develop this condition during pregnancy experience back and hip pain, hernias and pelvic floor dysfunction. The process of treating this abdominal separation is called abdominal wall construction.

Treatment of abdominal separation: Abdominal wall construction

The stretched abdominal muscles are supposed to go back to its normal size in about six to eight weeks after pregnancy. The women who suffer from abdominal separation are usually recommended to use compression garments like postnatal belly bands and workout sessions specialized for postnatal staged women.

Postnatal belly bands to help abdominal wall construction

Doctors recommend using postnatal belly bands after the second day of delivery. For about six to eight weeks after that, this band can be worn throughout the day. Removing the postnatal belly band is recommended while showering and sleeping to ensure the comfort of the mothers.

A postnatal belly band supports the spine and improves posture, decreasing all sorts of postpartum pain and discomfort. It is guaranteed to provide a greater stability to new mothers by taking the pressure off the hip and the back, alleviating the pain in these areas. Along with these benefits, a postnatal belly band is also considered best for abdominal wall construction. It is said that a compression garment after pregnancy can help treat abdominal separation since it gives support to the abdominal wall. This support is provided by retracting abdominal muscles, stabilizing loosened ligaments, increasing the strength of abdominal muscles and decreasing inter-recti distance.

An abdominal binder is capable of reducing the waist by compressing and squeezing the tissues in the belly. Right amount of pressure is given by a binder which stops the expanding the muscles with proper support and comfort for the mother. Get your own postnatal belly band and get back your pre-pregnancy body while treating abdominal separation. Pair your compression garment with a few exercises for faster and better results!

Linda Voon
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