Can underwear help you recover after giving birth?
Hormonal and body changes that begin in pregnancy do not end after giving birth. On the contrary: many times they spread after having the baby. Although it is not the same for all women, postpartum is the time when everything returns to its place and we gradually regain confidence in ourselves.
For this reason, it is important to choose the right postpartum underwear to help us during recovery and breastfeeding.
How does underwear influence postpartum recovery?
After giving birth, you have to take things easy to have a speedy recovery. That is why it is important to choose underwear that takes into account the needs of the moment: that adapt to the body and do not cause discomfort, that facilitate breastfeeding...
In addition, our body begins to be the same little by little, so you can also choose clothes that make you feel comfortable and beautiful.
Choosing intimate postpartum lingerie
Here we give you a series of tips that will help you in choosing the best postpartum lingerie:
What bra to choose after postpartum? The nursing bra
As during pregnancy, the bra that we use after giving birth cannot be the one that we used before we became pregnant, since it must meet two characteristics:
- On the one hand, it must be designed with the breastfeeding period in mind.
- On the other hand, it must be comfortable to wear.
The nursing bras that we have designed at Leonisa allow the cup to be detached so that the nipple is exposed and facilitate the moment of breastfeeding. In addition, they have a marker, a small piece placed on the upper part of each breast that allows you to indicate with which breast you have suckled for the last time so as not to repeat the same side twice in a row.
How to choose a good postpartum bra
Do you want to know how to choose the perfect postpartum bra? Follow these tips!
- Correct size. The breast grows and is tender during and after pregnancy. That is why it is advisable to take measurements and choose the size that best suits you, avoiding it being too tight and causing discomfort.
- Avoid the rings. Although they serve to support the breast, these fine metals could put pressure on the milk ducts and cause discomfort.
- Skin-friendly and breathable material. The breast will be sensitive a few months after giving birth, so it is best to opt for textiles that are soft on the skin and that are also fresh, such as cotton, which is hypoallergenic and absorbent, or microfiber.
Postpartum panties that accompany you after pregnancy
Although it is a very subjective choice, it is essential to choose postpartum panties that make you feel comfortable.
In the first days after giving birth, the body is swollen, so don't panic if you find that you need to wear a size larger than usual. It's completely normal!
As the days go by, the organs have to return to their place, and your body will be the same as before. To facilitate this process, it is advisable to use postpartum panties that cover the belly and stomach, and, if possible, that are not elastic, but rather rigid so that they support the abdomen and provide greater stability in movements. In addition, in the event that it was not a natural birth but by cesarean section, rigid panties help speed up the union of the separated tissues.
Postpartum girdle, can I use it?
As we have pointed out, during the postpartum period it is important to contain the abdomen, which feels somewhat loose, so that the organs are reorganized, the skin adheres to the muscle and the body returns to what it was before. Therefore, the use of a special postpartum girdle is not discouraged, but it is something that should be consulted with a professional, since they will know better than anyone what is best for your body.
The advantages of girdles is that they help maintain a straighter posture, protecting the back, and avoiding pain and discomfort in the lower back, as well as helping to prevent fluid from accumulating in the area. Without a doubt, it is a great ally after carrying the weight of the baby inside us for 9 months.
As if that were not enough, the postpartum girdle will help you see your body more stylized, something that will help you gain self-esteem.
Still not clear? For example, this Leonisa postpartum girdle panty offers total compression in the upper, middle and lower abdomen, ideal to promote a prosperous recovery. In addition, its velcro closure makes it adapt to your body in a simple way depending on your needs.
Bet on Leonisa's postpartum underwear to feel yourself again as soon as possible in your new life.
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