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Belly Bandit®

C-Section Recovery Shorts

$69.95
 
Belly Bandit®
C-Section Recovery Shorts
$69.95
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When to Wear
AFTER PREGNANCY
Fit runs

Small

Large

Support
Compression

Low

High

Description

After delivery - and once you're ready (be it two days or two weeks post-surgery), these C-section support shorts will come to your rescue with targeted compression to help reduce swelling and silver-infused fibers that can help minimize bacteria and odor. The shorts feature Stayput™ technology to reduce rolling, a "gotta-go" gusset opening, and thigh chafing protection. Comfortable and compressive, these C-Section Shorts will be your go-to recovery wear! 

Why You'll Love It
  • Easy pull-on design
  • Breathable knit fabric helps keep you cool
  • Designed with three compression zones for your specific recovery needs
  • Reduces uncomfortable thigh chafing
  • Can be used after vaginal delivery

Upper area provides firm compression which may help:

  • Reduce swelling and discomfort
  • Support core muscles and stabilize midsection during recovery
  • Promote mobility

Lower area offers light compression and anti-microbial, silver-infused fibers which may help:

  • Gently protect incision site
  • Minimize odor and bacteria

The International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics has found that abdominal binders can be an effective, simple, non‐pharmacological option of relieving pain and distress after a Cesarean delivery.

Details Matter
  • Structured, compressive waistband with hook and eye closure
  • Relaxed leg for comfort and coverage
  • Stayput™ technology to reduce rolling
  • Easy "gotta-go" access
  • Silver-infused yarns in front panel help minimize odor and bacteria
How To Wear

Don't let the hook-and-eye clasps intimidate you. You can step into these shorts with the clasps already fastened! Gotta go? No need to unhook! The gusset opening makes for stress-free bathroom breaks.

Specifications & Care
Material

82% Polyamide, 15% Spandex, 3% Silver yarn

Care

Machine wash cold separately

Do not bleach

Lay flat to dry

Do not iron

Do not dry clean

When to Wear
AFTER PREGNANCY
Fit runs

Small

Large

Support
Compression

Low

High

After delivery - and once you're ready (be it two days or two weeks post-surgery), these C-section support shorts will come to your rescue with targeted compression to help reduce swelling and silver-infused fibers that can help minimize bacteria and odor. The shorts feature Stayput™ technology to reduce rolling, a "gotta-go" gusset opening, and thigh chafing protection. Comfortable and compressive, these C-Section Shorts will be your go-to recovery wear! 

  • Easy pull-on design
  • Breathable knit fabric helps keep you cool
  • Designed with three compression zones for your specific recovery needs
  • Reduces uncomfortable thigh chafing
  • Can be used after vaginal delivery

Upper area provides firm compression which may help:

  • Reduce swelling and discomfort
  • Support core muscles and stabilize midsection during recovery
  • Promote mobility

Lower area offers light compression and anti-microbial, silver-infused fibers which may help:

  • Gently protect incision site
  • Minimize odor and bacteria

The International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics has found that abdominal binders can be an effective, simple, non‐pharmacological option of relieving pain and distress after a Cesarean delivery.

Don't let the hook-and-eye clasps intimidate you. You can step into these shorts with the clasps already fastened! Gotta go? No need to unhook! The gusset opening makes for stress-free bathroom breaks.

Machine wash cold separately

Do not bleach

Lay flat to dry

Do not iron

Do not dry clean

Material

82% Polyamide, 15% Spandex, 3% Silver yarn

  • Structured, compressive waistband with hook and eye closure
  • Relaxed leg for comfort and coverage
  • Stayput™ technology to reduce rolling
  • Easy "gotta-go" access
  • Silver-infused yarns in front panel help minimize odor and bacteria

Top FAQs
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How do the Belly Bandit C-Section Recovery Shorts work?

Belly Bandit® C-Section Recovery Shorts use targeted compression to promote healing and provide extra comfort throughout your postpartum recovery. Unlike regular compression shorts, C-section recovery shorts are designed to give you different levels of support in the areas your body needs it most. Featuring three different compression zones, these shorts help stabilize your core, protect your incision site, and reduce swelling, all while being super comfortable.

What is the purpose of c-section recovery shorts?

C-section recovery shorts are designed to help relieve pain and support healing after a cesarean delivery. No birth is easy, but a C-section can be especially difficult, since it brings many unique postpartum challenges. C-section recovery shorts can help mitigate some of these difficulties to make your recovery a smoother and more comfortable process.

When should you start wearing c-section recovery shorts?

As soon as they feel comfortable! Some moms feel better wearing their C-section recovery shorts on their way home from the hospital, while others prefer to wait a few days before beginning to wear them regularly. Start wearing these C-section recovery shorts after delivery whenever it feels most comfortable for you.

Do these c-section recovery shorts provide compression?

Yes! In fact, Belly Bandit C-Section Recovery Shorts are designed with targeted compression technology, which means they provide different levels of compression to different areas of the body. You can now have the best of both worlds: firm compression levels around your midsection and core, and more gentle compression levels around your incision site.

Can I wear a belly band together with c-section recovery shorts?

Technically, yes. However, there really is no need to wear both at the same time, since your Belly Bandit C-Section Recovery Shorts are able to provide the same amount of compression and support around your midsection as a belly band would. A belly band is great to wear in tandem with compression leggings, like our Mother Tucker® postpartum leggings, whereas the C-section recovery shorts are more of an all-in-one option. We like wearing them as regular biker shorts with a comfy oversized tee or sweatshirt.

What are the best c-section recovery shorts?

The Belly Bandit C-Section Recovery Shorts, of course! Not only do they support your core and pelvic floor muscles, but they’re also made from a soft, breathable knit fabric with a panel of silver-infused fibers to help minimize odor and prevent bacteria. And we can’t forget all of the extra features we’ve added for maximum comfort—like the “gotta-go” gusset for easy bathroom use, Stayput™ technology to prevent rolling, and thigh chafing protection. These shorts have everything you could possibly need!

Do you sell plus-size c-section recovery shorts?

We do not currently offer C-section recovery shorts in plus sizes.

How soon after c-section can you wear c-section recovery shorts?

As soon as you‘d like. Of course, we always recommend consulting your primary care physician first to make sure you’re aware of any specific concerns or recommendations they may have for your unique situation.

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Jackie M.
Runs small

Great material and quality but runs small - got an L and it is def not for size 12/14 like stated - not sure how this is meant for post partem- and how it’s supposed to fit after giving birth - when swollen, etc - 6 weeks later and I’m size L in pants and size 12 and the L in this band still doesn’t fit …

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Tiffany
Recommended for C section recovery

Started wearing these shorts 4 days after my second csection. They took so much back pain away and i started to see my belly bloat go away within the first day. I am now 2 weeks PP and wear it every day for the core and back support. Only con i have found is the top is starting to roll some.

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Julie
Highly recommend

Ordered a medium and started wearing a week after csection. After a week of wearing 8 hours a day, I had to size down to a size small. I absolutely love the support this provides to my back, pelvis and stomach. I wear the belly wrap while on my feet with it and it adds additional support and comfort. This is by far my favorite product that I have from Belly Bandit, highly recommend for all csection moms.

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Jane d.
Better late then never

I have to say I am not one to write reviews but this definitely deserves one. I recently had my third child and it was a csection. With my other two pregnancies my recovery was quick and I was back to normal in no time. this pregnancy on the other hand was a different story. I couldn't look at myself in the mirror I kept trying to Google how to get rid of the csection pooch and was losing hope. I had used the binder the hospital gave me which was so uncomfortable and the netting of the bidder was giving my stomach scabs because of the friction. When I was ready I transitioned to the original belly bandit and was it was great but after a while I found it to be uncomfortable and felt like it was grinding against my Incision. By week 3 of my recovery I stopped wearing anything. I train bjj and seeing as with my other two pregnancies my recovery was faster I was eager to do anything to try and get my body to recovery fast so I could get back on the mats.. at week 4 i felt good I wasn't uncomfortable and I went back. Within two days I had trained 4 times. Now I mightve pushed my self too hard but soon after I went from feeling sore to suddenly my Incision was hurting. I looked and looked for something with compression over the scar area and finally decided to go with this one and OMG this has worked magic. I so upset that it took me being in pain to make this purchase. When I first unwrapped it I said oh no this is too small its not going to fit me. I'm 5' and am at 160lb right now I purchased a small but when I tried it on it fit great . It wasn't too tight . It doesn't roll down or make my back look like I have rolls for being so tight. Today is day number two of wearing it and I can honestly say I see the difference in my pooch . Before if I were to look in the mirror I wouldve not been able to see my scar -Now I can ! It has helped so much I honestly wish I would've purchased this the moment I was discharged from the hospital and who knows how I would've looked like now .

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MidWestCoast
Highly Recommend!

I am three weeks post delivery and I am feeling good and loving these shorts! They make a noticeable difference. I can see and feel the difference every single day. I wear them during the day and then take them off at night. They are super comfortable and sleek under my clothing. I was concerned how they would feel with my stitches but they feel great and do not bother the stitches at all. If anything, they help support that area. I highly recommend and give these 5 stars!

Belly Bandit®

C-Section Recovery Shorts