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The Cinch Belly Binding Band Comes Under Fire from RCM

Belly Binders: Kid Friendly or Are You Kidding?

It seems pretty obvious that once a woman becomes pregnant, her body, for better or worse, will never be the same as it once was. In an effort to get back to their pre-pregnancy shape, many moms rely on sweat, diet and sometimes surgery, but for many anxious new mums, the belly binding bands are a popular way to get a head start on the slim down. Brands like the Belly Bandit claim to trim the figure if it is constantly worn for six to eight weeks. A celeb favorite, the Cinch band by Anew and others like it are under fire from the Royal College of Midwives. The RCM spokesperson said:

It is not safe to wear them just after giving birth. I wouldn't recommend it from a medical perspective... A midwife needs to check that a woman's uterus is going down after birth. Wearing that could hide the fact that a woman's uterus isn't going down, and conceal internal bleeding.

While medical professionals are concerned about their use, it's hard for some women to deny themselves a quick fix. So tell mommy, are you a fan of belly binding garments?

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aembry396 aembry396 7 years
I got a Belly Bandit for after my birth 3 weeks ago. It was great that it made me feel firmer and gave my flub some support. However, it kept creeping up and digging into the bottom of my breasts and eventually it plugged some ducts and made breastfeeding difficult. I wouldn't recommend it anymore.
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