Which compression garment should I wear during and after pregnancy?
In the face of the whirlwind of emotions, hormonal and physical changes during and after pregnancy, it is essential to be aware of your body’s new needs and take the time to invest in your health and well-being. Adopting a healthy diet, practicing physical exercises, and choosing the right clothes will support you throughout the gestation and postpartum. That’s why We have selected some essential garments, which will provide you with significant benefits when wearing them at the right stage.
Elastic Maternity belt: You would be amazed at how an adjustable maternity belt can do wonders for you. It can help support the abdomen and reduce discomfort from movement during physical activity. It also results in more toned muscles around the waist, and it helps in the reduction of back pain as well. Choose one with locks and adjustments by Velcro to give you the desired support throughout the gestation.
Maternity Shapewear: There are many kinds of Shapewear available. Your choice will fall upon which one you feel most comfortable with and the style of the clothes you will wear. You can choose from ‘Shapewear with legs,’ a ‘Shapewear belt with legs’, and ‘Shapewear without legs’. All of them are ideal for wearing during all pregnancy, supporting the abdomen and pelvic. They help the prevention of localized fats, flaccidity, cellulitis, and stabilization of the lumbar spine. It’s recommendable for use from 4 months of gestation.
Compression socks: They are great to activate the blood circulation during and after pregnancy, reducing tiredness and pains in the legs. Open heels give support for the lower leg, releasing compression on the heels. It also promotes lymphatic drainage without affecting the natural breathing of the skin and its comfort.
Breastfeeding bra: The ideal bra during pregnancy should be practical and comfortable to wear. Try one with adjustable straps and with an opening for breastfeeding. It makes breastfeeding time easier by leaving the breast free, providing the right support. Wear daily throughout the breastfeeding period to prevent and combat flaccidity, cellulite, and localized fats.
Abdominal binder: After giving birth, we all have a pregnancy pooch, which is entirely normal. Most of us think that our belly will be straight back after giving birth. However, it takes at least 2-3 weeks for our uterus to shrink and at least a full six weeks to its original pre-pregnancy size. Our abdominal muscles may take much longer to heal. That’s why it’s so important to give the right support that our muscles need. The binder will help shape the abdomen, prevent tissue scarring, and minimize swelling and bruising.
Body shapewear: Try to choose the ones with a Pre-molded seamless cup body shaper that opens in the front for more comfort. Specialists recommend daily use to maintain optimal compression and mold the entire body: breasts, waist, abdomen, hips, and thighs. The right garment provides the ideal reduction, comfort, and mobility, from above knee body shaper to below-knee body shaper with long sleeves and sleeveless.
The choices are endless. There are all kinds of compression garments designed to meet your needs and to give you the right support and well-being throughout this special phase. However, it’s essential to choose the right size to provide you the ideal compression and the right results. Always check the size guide when buying online, and ask a specialist when in doubt about the products and benefits.
About Yoga Model
Yoga Model is specialised in compression garments for more than 40 years. We supply the highest quality products to plastic surgeons, Aestheticians, Beauticians, Nutritionists, and Dieticians across Europe. Yoga compression garments have been manufactured by hand in Brazil since 1980. Brazil is a country well known for its plastic surgery excellence and innovative techniques.
The Yoga range of products is tested and approved with strict quality control and has received certification from The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency, ANVISA, since 2009. Yoga products are Standard 100, certified by OEKO-TEX. This means that our products do not contain harmful substances.