After giving birth your stomach muscles are very sensitive and very weak. You may suffer from Diastasis Recti and, even if you don’t, you need additional support to help strengthen your back, your stomach, and to bring your muscles, organs, and everything else back together. That’s where post pregnancy girdles and splints come in!
I’ve worn over a dozen different types while recovering from each of my three pregnancies and have seen what works in a girdle or splint and what doesn’t. I’ve also found that the best girdle for immediately after your baby is born, is not always the best girdle or splint to use when you’re trying to get your body back into shape and have begun exercising. For this reason, it doesn’t really do you any good for me to compare the two types against each other so I’ve created two separate review pages, one for each type.
Keep in mind however that a girdle and a splint will not heal Diastasis Recti on their own and they will not get your tummy back into the shape you want it without additional work! Yes they will definitely make a difference and help phenomenally as long as you’re including a workout or exercise program targeted towards rebuilding your post baby body. Think of them as an additional tool towards your recovery process and rebuilding your body. If you start an exercise program without wearing or having worn a girdle or a splint, it’ll be very difficult to keep your stomach in and to not make it’s condition worse.
See here for a review of girdles I recommend you use immediately after your babies birth.
See here for a review of splints I recommend after you’re baby is a couple months old and you’ve had time to heal. You’re now ready to start a heavier workout routine and will want additional support for your stomach!