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Compression shapewear is one of those must-have items that every pregnant women wants… and needs!
Did you know they make maternity Spanx?
That’s right – compression hosiery, tights, and power panties just for the pregnant woman! They work wonders at helping to control the sudden jiggling and lumpiness that pregnant women often experience.
You may be wondering if it’s safe to wear compression body shapers during your pregnancy.
The answer is yes, it is completely safe.
There’s no reason why wearing a piece of Lycra “shapewear” over your butt, belly, or thighs would harm your baby – regardless of how far along you are. That said, it might not be the most comfortable choice for your growing body. But if it feels okay to you, go for it. A bit of squeezing from an unyielding undergarment may simply result in an uncomfortable day at the office for you – and some reddish ridges on your belly when you take it off. Source
According to Spanx founder, Sara Blakely:
I didn’t quite understand until I was pregnant myself, and wore Power Mama maternity shaper shorts almost every day from months five to nine. There is absolutely no compression in the tummy area, and the waistband is super soft. The fact they make your butt and thighs look less jiggly and more toned is a side benefit. Source
So, what are the options for camouflaging all the extra lumps and bumps after your baby is born?…
Post-Pregnancy Body Shapers
Women who’ve recently given birth often seek similar solutions to hold in the baby weight and help you feel better about how you look in your post-pregnancy clothes.
Not only are the maternity Spanx a lifesaver in the months leading up to your baby’s birth, but they’ll also work wonders at camouflaging some of the baby weight in the weeks and months following the birth of your baby as well.
Gwenyth Paltrow even wore two pairs of Spanx after the birth of her babies!
If the tummy area is your primary area of concern, then a postpartum girdle or pregnancy girdle may be your best solution. They provide super-high compression targeted specifically for your belly. And they’re made for a pregnant woman’s body.
Support belts (or tummy tubes — a.k.a. a tube top for your belly area!) are popular body shapers for pregnant women. They’ll work after your pregnancy as well.
There’s no doubt about it, post-pregnancy body shapers work wonders at making your butt, belly, and thighs look less jiggly and more toned!
More About Pregnancy Body Shapers
- Maternity Tummy Tuckers
- Would You Squeeze Your Pregnancy Bump Into Control Pants?
- Pregnancy Spanx: How They Work
- Must Have Items That Every Pregnant Woman Wants
- Postpartum Girdle Tips
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