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How long to wear Belly Band Binder ? How long to wear Belly Band Binder ?

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Unread 02-19-2009, 08:20 AM
How long to wear Belly Band Binder ?

my DR. ordered me a belly band binder the 2nd day after my surgery, and I forgot to ask her at my 6 wk. visit the other day on how long I should wear it ?
what do you think ?
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Unread 02-19-2009, 03:23 PM
How long to wear Belly Band Binder ?


I would wear it as long as it makes you feel more comfortable. I myself switched from the belly binder to support panties (light to medium support work best for me) since they are less bulky, but here I am nearly 4 months on and wearing them again today! It made a real difference for me in helping to prevent swelly belly, and in reducing pain, so I don't care what anyone says, I just let my body tell me what it wants. At this stage it wants some support if I exercise vigorously or if I am going to spend the day on my feet. What I suggest is to try part of a day without it and see how you feel. You'll know if you want it back on, but if all feels fine you can do without it.
Unread 02-23-2009, 06:12 PM
How long to wear Belly Band Binder ?

thanks so much for your info. I tried to go without it but when in the car it still hurts a bit and I had these twingy type pains this evening that hurt and scared me ? !!!!!!
any idea on that ?
thanks again
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Unread 02-25-2009, 05:22 PM
How long to wear Belly Band Binder ?

They put a binder on me in the recovery room as soon as I opened my eyes the nurse had me lift my pelvis and put it on me. I was addicted to my binder. I probably wore it too much but I wore it when I went back to work 6 weeks after surgery. I felt I needed extra support when I went to work and walking down stairs etc. Ask your doctor, but I dont think you can wear it too much!
Unread 02-25-2009, 07:09 PM
How long to wear Belly Band Binder ?

oh thanks I needed to hear that
I am still wearing it & love it !!!

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