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  • 5 Postpartum Shapers That Help You Return To Your Pre-Pregnancy Shape

    The New Mom Guide To Regaining Your Figure

    Return to your pre-pregnancy shape using postpartum shapers

    If you're a new mom or you're going to be one soon, congratulations! Nothing in this world brings more joy. However, it's normal to wonder if and when you'll ever get back into the shape you once were. If you're having that concern, postpartum shapers can play a big roll in helping you feel confident very quickly following pregnancy.

    How quickly your body bounces back after having a baby is largely determined by your genetics and your lifestyle, but postpartum compression garments can aid in the process. What's more, with figure-slimming attire you'll feel sexier right away, even if you're concealing that post-pregnancy belly. Here are some of our favorite must-have postpartum shapers that every new mom should have on hand:

    Post Delivery Girdle

    1. Post Delivery Girdle by Underworks

    Women have practiced postpartum wrapping across many cultures for centuries, and there's a reason why; it works! Following the delivery of a child, your abdomen is sensitive and swollen. Wrapping it gently provides compression support that will help you ease your way back to into a smaller size. This can make your recovery more comfortable so you can feel like yourself again.

    Mother Tucker Nursing Tank Top by Belly Bandit


    1. Mother Tucker Nursing Tank Top by Belly Bandit

    If you are planning on breastfeeding, you'll want at least a couple of nursing tanks. This nursing top provides convenient access for a hungry little one; it also offers the support and compression shaping you'll want while your body is transitioning after pregnancy. Features include wide straps, an anti-rollup bottom, and three zones of compression ensuring comfort and a smooth figure.

    Hip Slimming Corset


    1. Post Pregnancy Hip Slimming Corset by HipSlimmer

    You may have noticed that your hips are a bit wider during and after your pregnancy. This happens to make room for the baby during the birth, but it's not very comfortable afterwards. You can help your hips come back into place by using a hip-slimming corset. Take advantage of the fact that your joints are still very malleable in the weeks following birth; the hip slimmer will help you return to a smaller size.

    High Waisted Panty by Amia


    1. High Waisted Panty by Amia

    When you have a new baby, you shouldn't have to be concerned with a complicated wardrobe. This panty makes you feel comfortable in your postpartum body simply and beautifully. The high waist design with firm compression will flatten your tummy while smoothing your whole midsection. You might fit back into your pre-pregnancy jeans sooner than you thought.

    Classic Cincher Waist Trainer by Amia


    1. Classic Cincher Waist Trainer by Amia

    Your body undergoes drastic changes during pregnancy, so you may want some powerful shaping to help recover your waistline. Using a waist trainer like this cincher will dramatic slim and smoothen your midsection while you're wearing it and can aid in your journey to regaining your figure.

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  • 3 Must-Have Postpartum Shapers

    Essential Shapewear for New Moms 

    Summer is just around the corner, and if you're a new mom that means it's time to get lots of fresh air and some pool or beach time with your little one. This is definitely not the time to feel insecure about your post-pregnancy body.

    Here are three must-have shaping items every new mom should have in her closet. Having these on hand will help you get that pre-pregnancy body back and help you feel comfortable and confident no matter where you go this summer.

    Essential shaping garments for new moms

    1. Original Belly Bandit

    Postpartum wrapping is a no-brainer way to visibly reduce a swollen belly and aid your body in its recovery. Designed exclusively with the postpartum body in mind, the Belly Bandit provides gentle, adjustable compression to reduce water retention and help pull in loose tissue. It looks great under almost anything – making everyone wonder where that baby belly went.

    Look and feel great for summer with postpartum shapers

    1. Post-Pregnancy Hip Slimming Corset by HipSlimmer

    If you're eager to fit back into your normal size pants and shorts, losing the baby weight isn't your only obstacle. Thanks to the pregnancy-induced hormone called relaxin, you may find that your hip joints got pretty loose during the pregnancy and your stance is a bit wider as a result. This hip compression belt helps gently guide your hips back into place, taking advantage of the relaxin that remains in your system postpartum, keeping your joints malleable. Get back into your favorite clothes (in comfort) in no time.

    Look and feel great for summer with postpartum shapers

    1. Stretch Nursing Tank Top By Yummie By Heather Thomson

    A great shaping cami is essential in every woman's wardrobe, whether you're new mom or not. So if you're a nursing mom, this is the perfect garment as it provides support for your breasts, slimming and smoothing all over, and easy access for nursing or hands-free pumping. It's the natural choice whether you want to layer over it or use it on its own.

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  • 3 Garments to Aid the Postpartum Journey

    Effective postpartum recovery garments

    Must-Have Shaping Solutions for New Moms

    If you're currently pregnant or have recently given birth, you may have been amazed at the way your body can change to accommodate the needs of a new life. Your hips and abdomen may have stretched out, your breasts have grown, and of course you've put on some pregnancy weight. This is completely normal and expected, and you should be proud of what your body is capable of doing so that your little one can thrive.

    However, when it comes to postpartum recovery, most women don't just snap back into their pre-pregnancy shape. It took nine months for your body to change, so it won't change back overnight. However, there is a lot you can do to aid your body's recovery and get into shape. To start, take care of yourself by eating right, getting sleep when you can and exercising.

    Did you also know that there are some great postpartum shapewear options that can support your body's transition after pregnancy? Here are three of our favorite garments designed to aid you on your journey to being a healthy, happy and sexy momma.

    1. The Original Belly Bandit

    Used for centuries across different cultures, belly banding is a tried and true method to helping new mothers compress their postpartum bellies and aid recovery following birth. Compression helps retrain your midsection so that it goes back into place after being stretched out. The Belly Bandit also does a great job concealing a postpartum belly while you're recovering; wear it under some of your pre-pregnancy clothes and start feeling like yourself again. It's no wonder it's a customer favorite among new moms.

    1. Post Pregnancy Hip Slimming Corset by HipSlimmer

    Many moms expect their bellies to expand during pregnancy, but they're surprised to find that their hips end up a little wider too! You have stretchy ligaments to thank for that, which allow your body to accommodate a larger abdomen and push a baby out. If you're not quite squeezing into your favorite jeans yet, try this hip-slimming solution that will help train those hips back into place.

    1. All-In-One Hands Free Pumping Bra & Nursing Tank By Rumina

    One great way to lose pregnancy weight is to breastfeed, as it will naturally help shrink your uterus as well as burn a lot of calories. If you're breastfeeding and you don't have a quality nursing tank, this item is an absolute must-have. It's designed for comfort, style and convenience—and if you're planning on pumping, you can do it conveniently hands-free.

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  • The Truth About Waist Training and Pregnancy

    Maternity shapewear tips

    Shaping and Supporting Your Midsection Before, During and After

    Do you love waist training, but are concerned about how safe it is before, during and after pregnancy? The time you're trying to conceive, the pregnancy itself, and the postpartum period are all vital times for your health and your baby's health. Learn the truth about waist training and your reproductive health so that you can feel confident about your shapewear decisions at every stage.

    1) Waist training before pregnancy

    Whether you want to get pregnant in the near future or later, there is no evidence that waist training causes any difficulty with conceiving. Have you ever heard it promoted as an effective method of birth control? Of course not. Consider the Western women of the 19th century who wore corsets regularly from the time they were adolescents. Many of them had no problem getting pregnant 10 or more times over the courses of their lifetimes!

    You can safely wear a great waist trainer like the Cincher by Amia for your routine, even if you want to get pregnant at some point. For optimum health, be sure to continually eat nutritious foods and do regular core-strengthening exercises. When you do become pregnant, you'll be in the habit of taking care of yourself and will have a strong body ideal for carrying a baby.

    2) Shapewear during pregnancy

    Once you confirm that you're pregnant, we recommend switching out your favorite waist trainers for maternity shapewear. You'll want to give your belly room to expand, but you can still wear garments that will support your abdomen and back and help you look smooth and fabulous. Maternity bands, tops and shaping panties are all safe options for this exciting stage. And while you're at it, don't forget to get some quality maternity bras!

    3) Postpartum belly binding

    Once you've given birth, you might be eager to get back into your waist training regimen. Women have been using postpartum binding techniques for centuries in cultures around the world. Binding can help reduce swelling and may help guide your uterus and internal organs back into their proper place. Talk to your physician to get the green light before trying postpartum binding, particularly if you had a difficult delivery or c-section.

    For effective and safe postpartum binding, choose an adjustable garment designed to provide comfortable compression during those tender weeks following childbirth. The Original Belly Bandit is a great option to help you heal. Once you've completely recovered and you've cleared your follow-up appointment with your physician, you can safely transition back to your regular waist trainers once you're ready.

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  • Tame Your Midsection Once and For All

    Get The SHAPE


    If you're like a lot of women, some of the most frustrating problem areas in your figure are probably around your waist. This is especially true if you've been pregnant, but even if you haven't, you might still battle with your midsection, day after day.

    Few things can be more frustrating than trying to look fashionable and attractive when you're combating an uncooperative tummy, sides and back! But you don't have to give in to "love handles" and "muffin top." We have four fabulous midsection garments designed to shrink your waistline, so you'll always look smooth and slender around the middle – and maybe even drop a couple of sizes!


    1. Cincher by Amia

    There's a reason this waistline-targeting garment is one of our bestsellers. Wear it and instantly benefit from a flatter tummy and a smooth and trim midsection all the way around, from below the bust to your hip bone. You may be able to wear a size or two smaller just by putting it on. Using Amia's signature PowerLatex fabric, it provides all day firm control, while FlexiBoning ensures unbeatable comfort. While you're wearing it, compression technology works to stimulate thermal activity and perspiration.

    2. Black Cashmere Underbust Corset

    When it comes to controlling your waist, it doesn't get much more classic – or effective – than a corset. This customer-favorite corset provides maximum compression all the way around the torso for an all-day tall and lean look. Adjustable lacing ensures a perfect fit every time, while steel boning keeps your figure firmly in place all day long. Customer's favorite garment to use for waist training, simply tighten the laces as you size down.

    3. Vest by Amia

    Unbeatable compression technology meets ultimate comfort and support with Amia's popular vest. Slim your midsection dramatically in a snap when you put on this maximum strength shaper, complete with PowerLatex fabric. The vest's design ensures full coverage and support up the back and over the bra line. As with all of our maximum strength midsection shapers, instantly notice a reduction of 1-3 inches in the midsection.

    4. Compression Panty Shaper

    For no-fail tummy flattening, this panty shaper provides slimming and coverage from above the waist to down over your pelvis, which is particularly effective at taming your lower abdomen or love handles in the back. Maximum compression ensures that you'll enjoy a smooth and slim silhouette from from your hips up to below the bust.

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  • Shaping and Support for New Moms


    The Best Postpartum Shapers for the Summer Months

    If you're a new mom, one of the big questions you may be wondering is, "When am I going to get my body back?"

    While moms are beautiful just the way they are in every stage of postpartum recovery, you can use a shaper to help your midsection as it shrinks to its pre-pregnancy size and regains muscle strength. These garments are designed with the mom in mind and will keep you cool, comfortable and beautiful during the warm summer months.

    The Cincher by Amia is one of our top-selling garments for new moms! Its revolutionary compression technology firmly pulls your midsection into shape using comfortable FlexiBoning and PowerLatex. Wear it for an instant reduction of one to three inches. It's versatile and comfortable enough to use every day with every style, even during those warm summer months.

    The Firm Control Cotton Waist Cincher by Flakisima combines effective slimming with ultimate comfort. Pair it with your bra of choice, nursing or otherwise, and you'll enjoy an instant smoothing and slimming of your tummy, sides and back. You'll feel like you're just wearing a snug tank top and no one will know your secret to looking so great postpartum!

    Support your back and aid your postpartum recovery with the Post Delivery Girdle by Underworks. This garment provides gentle compression and support for those delicate first weeks following your delivery. The compression strength is adjustable, so you can tighten it as your abdomen heals and shrinks.

    A great cami is essential for the new mom in the summer months. Look no further than the Mother Tucker Compression Tank by Belly Bandit. It provides comfortable slimming and smoothing for your tummy, sides and back, while staying in place with a no slip, anti-roll bottom. Adjustable straps and a supportive top provide a lift for your breasts without flattening or squishing them.

    The Post-Surgery Panty by Leonisa is a great choice more midsection support whether you had a C-section or vaginal delivery. You'll enjoy gentle shaping and compression support around your tender midsection and pelvic floor. An adjustable flap sits just above the belly button, and Velcro sides enable you to increase compression as your body heals. The light and breathable fabric blend moves with your body, providing ultimate comfort even on those hottest days.

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  • Shapewear for the Expectant Mom

    Maternity Shaping Options for Pre- and Post-Pregnancy


    Relieving Discomfort and Looking Fabulous in Through Pregnancy

    Congratulations, mom-to-be! Whether this is your first pregnancy or a later one, you're undoubtedly full of a range of emotions as you anticipate the growth of your belly and your family.

    One of the fun parts of pregnancy is deciding what you're going to wear! Just because you're going to be much rounder in the coming months doesn't mean that you can't look fashionable and sexy, while staying comfortable.

    Before you go on a maternity shopping spree, consider that a huge factor in looking and feeling great during pregnancy is what you're wearing underneath your maternity outerwear. Maternity shapewear and support garments are designed for maximum comfort and help your growing body look smooth and attractive. They can even do wonders relieving common aches and pains you may experience during the later months.


    Maternity Bras: Giving the Ladies a Lift

    One of the first things you may notice within days of discovering you're pregnant is tenderness and swelling in your breasts. Supportive maternity bras are an investment worth making early in the pregnancy because your breasts are only going to get larger and heavier. In fact, they're a major contributor to back and shoulder pain if you wear the wrong bra.

    Good maternity bras have wide, comfortable straps and full, supportive cups. Whether or not you should use bras with underwires is a personal preference. If your breasts are particularly tender, you may want to do without them.

    TCompression Tops: Supported and Smooth Torso

    Camis can be your best friend when you're layering your outfits during pregnancy. A quality top provides enough compression to give your bust and your belly a lift and smooth your bump, without sacrificing comfort. If a top is long enough, you may even be able to pull it over your unbuttoned non-maternity pants and provide shaping and support for your hips.

    Compression tops are also a must-have during the postpartum period. They'll pull in all of the stretched out areas of your belly and provide light abdominal support while you heal and regain your pre-pregnancy shape. And if you plan on breastfeeding, you'll love wearing compression nursing tops around the clock!

    SSupport Bands and Belts: For Support and Relief

    As your belly grows, you'll discover just how taxing a tiny baby can be on your body. Stretching ligaments and extra weight can cause a variety of aches and discomforts, including low and middle back pain, round ligament pain, pelvic pain, varicose veins and swelling in your legs.

    Support bands and belts can provide instant relief to some of these common conditions, particularly if you're on your feet a lot. These garments come in a wide range of designs and strengths. Strong support belts effectively redistribute the weight of your belly to lessen whatever strains you're experiencing. Some bellybands function fashionably, enabling you to wear your unbuttoned non-maternity pants under them.

    After pregnancy you might also benefit from a postpartum belt or cincher to help you regain a slender shape as your body heals.

    BCompression Bottoms: Additional Support Down Below

    Depending on the season and how much extra support you want, you may benefit from maternity compression panties or stockings. Most provide the same benefits as abdominal bands but go a step further with support around your pelvic area and thighs. Stockings will also provide instant relief for swelling and varicose veins in your lower extremities.

    Like much maternity shapewear, compression bottoms additionally work well in the postpartum period, improving your circulation and providing support as your body regains its shape.


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  • What Size Postpartum Shaper Do I Need?


    Guide for Slimming Down after Pregnancy

    Are you expecting a little one or have that bundle of joy in your arms already? Congratulations! First things first; enjoy that little darling in those first short weeks postpartum.

    As your baby grows, you may be wondering: when is my belly going to shrink? While you have to be patient as nature does it work, you can use a postpartum shaper to speed the process a bit. Compression can help your uterus shrink back down to its regular size and guide your body into regaining its shape. You'll also benefit from better posture, which will help prevent postpartum aches and pains and help you heal more quickly!

    If you're pregnant and want to order a compression garment in advance, one rule of thumb is to order one size larger than your pre-pregnancy size. Yet you might need to factor in other considerations, especially if you've put on a lot of extra weight.

    While every woman (and every pregnancy) is different, you can expect to lose a good chunk of weight immediately after birth. Twelve pounds is typical, if you consider seven or eight pounds for an average baby, a pound or so for the placenta, and another few pounds of blood and amniotic fluid. You can expect to lose another four to six pounds in fluid within a week or two following delivery.

    After that, the weight comes off a little more slowly, about a pound a week, so this is the size you'll want to plan for. When ordering your postpartum shaper, try to estimate your weight for about two weeks after birth: sixteen to eighteen pounds less than your full term weight. After subtracting that weight, add a dress size for every ten pounds above your pre-pregnancy weight. For example, if you weighed 125 pounds and wore a size 4 pre-pregnancy and weighed 150 pounds full-term, you can expect to weigh about 135 pounds two weeks after the birth. You'll want about a size 6 shaper for that period (see product size charts for precision sizing).

    Keep in mind that if you are ordering your garment during the second or third trimester, you will likely be gaining one pound per week for the remainder of your pregnancy.

    Good luck and best wishes as you embark on the incredible journey of motherhood!

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  • Hot Mama! Everything a postpartum mommy needs


    Being a mom is great. Dealing with postpartum body changes - not so much. HourGlass Angel offers a wide assortment of shapers that slim and also support the tummy and abdominal muscles while they heal and reform. The Almighty Cincher by AMIA is a best seller because it visibly reduces one to four inches instantly while boosting thermal activity and firming the midsection for long-term results.

    In a time when everything is sore and swollen, make sure to breastfeed in ease with the Smooth Soft-Cup Nursing Bra by Anita. Its molded, wireless cups support and shape the breast while the nursing flap clasp can be effortlessly opened and closed with one hand. The Stretch Nursing Tank by Yummie Tummie also allows for comfortable, discreet nursing, but also provides tummy control that you can pair simply with jeans. For an especially sensitive chest, try the Bamboob-ease Soothing Therapy Pillows, which calm swelling and discomfort with two-sided, temperature control pads with all natural flaxseed filling.

    While you and everyone else dotes over the new baby, don’t forget about yourself! Mommies need some extra TLC while they’re taking care of everyone. The Mommy Care Pack by Mambino, often seen at baby showers, includes belly butter, face cream, aromatherapy for both mommy and baby, and toning oil that are safe for nursing moms to use to look and feel great. A happy mom means a happy baby!

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  • Poochie Bellies and Fast Feeding: Our Top Tips For New Moms On The Go!

    Nine months have come and gone and the new person you waited on so patiently is here. Now what? New moms face a whole host of issues in the days after their bundle of joy makes their big debut. From feedings on the go, to a body that doesn’t quite look like the one you were in before you were pregnant, there are a lot of factors you may be facing after baby arrives. Fortunately we have a whole section of products dedicated to making this transitional time a little bit easier.

    One of the superstars of the post-partum world is the Belly Bandit line. We stock a wide range of Belly Bandit products, which have found fans in celebrity moms and regular moms alike. Belly Bandit became famous for their line of compression belly bands, which help you heal and allow your midsection return to its normal shape after pregnancy. With the popularity of their bands, Belly Bandit introduced a whole line of pre and post-partum products, including nursing wear. Two of our favorites from this line are the Original Belly Bandit and the Mother Tucker Nursing Tank Top. The Belly Bandit, their original and most popular product wraps around the midsection, adding compression to belly and waist. One of the nicest features of the band is that it adjusts with you as you size down. And the Mother Tucker Nursing Tank Top is a compression tank top with a wonderful secret built right in. Nursing access makes this an essential piece for any stylish mom on the go.

    And last but certainly not least, the Almighty Vest by AMIA Shapewear is a maximum compression vest-style garment that aids in weight loss. Stimulating thermal activity in the core with its latex layer, this is an essential shaper for new moms or anyone trying to reshape their midsection.


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