There are many things to consider when you’re about to have a baby: you’ll be thinking about names, nursery colors, which family members you’ll be calling on for help. But one thing new parents can often forget is taking care of themselves. By taking care of yourself in the early stages of parenthood, you’re making yourself a better parent.
Staying comfortable and confident before and after you have your baby will significantly improve your mental health, help you feel more comfortable in your own skin and your clothes, and feel supported, even when your body is going through a period of change.
Can you wear shapewear while pregnant? Can you wear shapewear after you give birth?
Yes, you can! Just make sure you buy the right sizing and material and size up as your bump grows. After you’ve had your baby, work your way back, sizing down when you feel ready to.
Post maternity shapewear gently helps your body to return to its pre-baby state. Shapewear can be particularly useful in the first few weeks postpartum when you’re feeling sore. If you’ve had a C-section, shapewear can create a buffer between your stitches and your clothes, reducing irritation.
Postpartum shapewear can also encourage better posture and core strength, helping support you when your abdominal muscles are sore and healing.
What shapewear can I wear pre- and postpartum?
The main thing to keep in mind is comfort; your body is going to be sensitive, so you need to look shapewear with as few fastenings and seams as possible. The other factor to consider is sizing; the right sizing will help you feel comfortable and supported. If you aren’t sure what size you need, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team who would love to help you find the right shapewear for your stage of pre- or post-pregnancy.
5 Most Comfortable Shapewear Options for Pre- and Postpartum Moms
High-waisted Strapless Body Shaper: this garment is ideal for those who are new to shapewear. It offers mid-compression and is ideal for underneath any outfit. With no zips, a low back and removable straps, this body shaper is versatile and comfortable. It flattens the stomach, lifts the buttocks and creates a flattering shape.
Semi-Vest Waist Body Shaper: this waist cincher is designed to wear every day. It provides high compression in the stomach area and lifts your bust. Its adjustable straps provide maximum comfort so that you can wear it underneath all your favorite clothes.
Seamless Bodysuit: body shaper with shorts is ideal for new moms as it offers comfort and light compression. With an open bust, you can wear it with your most comfortable bra, and its high back support helps you to return to your glorious pre-baby posture!
Postpartum Girdle with Zipper and Shorts: if you’ve just given birth and are looking for a garment that targets the waist, stomach and hips, this bodysuit is the one for you. With an additional butt lifter, your natural curves will be enhanced. This bodysuit also features a low back, an open crotch and lower back support.
Slimming Bodysuit Panty Shaper: for an all-round lift, these shaper shorts are super effective. It’s comfortable and lightweight with thick vest straps for underarm control. Providing a natural butt lift and tummy control, this shaper is ideal for easing your body back into its original state.
If you want to feel lightly compressed, keeping everything in place until you return to your pre-baby physique, shapewear can be a safe and effective option. Whether you’ve had a natural birth or C-section, you can feel supported and wrapped safely in your shapewear for as long as you need it!
To view our full range of postpartum shapewear garments, click here.