Postpartum body recovery can be a difficult journey. Your body has gone through so many changes over the 9 months of pregnancy, and can often take as long (if not longer) to start feeling a bit more yourself.

For me, I really needed all the support I could get as I did not have the time of flexibility to be able to work out having a newborn and 2 year year old to look after. This is where I decided to use waist trainers to help accelerate results.

I worked really hard after my first baby to get my post-pregnancy body back. When my body did finally bounce back, I promptly fell pregnant with my second (Murphy’s law right?). It made me feel good about myself getting back to my pre-pregnancy size the first time (took 18 months the first time and was mainly procrastinating!) so I wanted to get started sooner after my second.

post partum waist trainer

How I did it and what waist trainers I used

I alternated between the waist trainer sweat belt and Velcro waist trainer and wore at least 5-7 days a week for around 4-7 hours on and off. I used size M for both waist trainers and went from 80cm waist to 73cm in the photos above (around 5 weeks apart). I’m also still the same weight in these photos which isn’t bothering me too much as I know I’m building muscle and also losing fat and water gain.

Waist Trainers Australia have now launched our postpartum packs which have been tried and tested and highly recommended for postpartum mum life. Shop the postpartum range here.