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Umbilical Hernia After Pregnancy: What to Know
Umbilical Hernia After Pregnancy: What to Know

Pregnancy often comes with a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, and the unfortunate truth is that they don't always go away immediately after your ...

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Ask the Expert: What Is Uterine Prolapse?
Ask the Expert: What Is Uterine Prolapse?

Pregnancy and childbirth can affect the pelvic floor, leading to issues such as incontinence, overactive bladder, and prolapse. The latter—specifically uterine prolapse—can cause a lot of worry for new and expecting mamas, so we sat down with Dr. Mickey Karram, an internationally renowned urogynecologist and pelvic surgeon, to better understand the issue.

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How to Wear a Belly Band
How to Wear a Belly Band

Whether you’re in your first trimester, snuggling your little one postpartum, or somewhere in between, a little belly support goes a long way. As y...

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Diastasis Recti – Mind the Gap!
Diastasis Recti – Mind the Gap!

“Diastasis recti” is a symptom occurs during pregnancy and affects roughly two-thirds of all pregnant women. Treatment includes avoiding heavy lifting or stimulation to your abdominal muscles, using good posture, and supporting your lower back. Our belly wraps have been praised for helping with both posture and lower back support.

How does it occur?
The ailment occurs when the belly sticks further 'out' as a result of the 'gap' between the left and right side of your stomach muscles as the infant and mother both expand. 

Other terms or names for "DR"?
This condition is known as diastasis recti (or abdominal separation). The condition is most noticeable right after delivery, when a bulge (aka, “pregnancy pooch”) may be visible down your midline.

Treatment Prevention and Care Tips.
- The Belly Wrap can also be used as a “splint” to help bridge the gap and support your lower back.

- To proactively combat diastasis recti women can strengthen their core muscles or seek to mitigate their us to prevent the pain associated with DR.

- Don't lift or overuse your abdomen if you have any abdominal pain or DR during pregnancy

How can we help?
Learn more about Round Ligament Pain and other ailments during and after Pregnancy we can help with at bellybandit.com. 

Many doctors and physical therapists recommend “wrapping” along with abdominal exercises to help with recovery. Our Belly Wraps are specifically designed to support the core and provide stability which can help treat diastasis recti.

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