Sometimes people come into your life for a reason. I just happened to be outside and met one of my neighbours Meaghan and her husband walking their dog. We got talking, and a few months later after her son was born, she shared with me the details of her doula, who was an absolutely essential part of the birth of Michaela (thank you Meaghan!).
We also talked about tummy wrapping after having a baby, and all the benefits it provides, including reducing swelling, keeping those stomach muscles supported while your body works its recovery magic (especially for those with abdominal separation), and giving you confidence to go out and about.
It turns out that Meaghan runs a company called Embracing Motherhood, providing products and services to support new mothers. One of the key products is a fantastic tummy wrap. After three weeks of wearing a compression bandage from the hospital, I am so happy with the results of my post-natal belly and have just ordered the Tummy Wrap to keep the results going. It provides more support than my bandage as I can tighten it or loosen it myself, with extra "arms" to provide additional support around the middle. I'm hoping to reduce that 6 finger abdominal separation (diastasis recti) in no time.
I've seen a few other tummy wraps on the market, but it's great to find one designed in Australia. What a great baby shower gift, or present for a new mother. You can find the Tummy Wrap as well as other lovely products for new mothers in the Embracing Motherhood online store.
Image: Embracing Motherhood