FAQ

How does Mama Strut work?

Mama Strut is a patent pending medical device designed to make postpartum recovery more comfortable and more successful. Although every postpartum is different, almost all include discomforts of the pelvis’ soft tissue. Mama Strut uses commonly accepted principals (P.R.I.C.E.) followed by doctors, physical therapists and trainers to treat soft tissue damage and pain. Protect, Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate and Support are the main components of advice given by health care professionals when we damage our soft tissue. Soft tissue needs time to rest to heal and is aided by ice and/or heat during the healing process. Mama Strut now makes this easy an effective on the pelvis.

Acute Sports Injury Treatment using the P.R.I.C.E. Principle

Sprains, Strains, and Tears PDF

RICE is best for Soft Tissue Injuries

When you First get Injured, Remember to PRICE!


How Do I Care for Mama Strut?

Machine or hand wash cold. Tumble dry no heat or lay flat. Do not bleach or dry clean.

Is Mama Strut for C-Section deliveries too?

Yes, Mama Strut has helped many c-section mamas. All mamas appreciate the total pelvic support and adjustable ice/heat therapy no matter how they end up delivering. C-section mamas in particular really love the all-in-one construction which keeps the band from riding or spinning on their tender tummies. The sturdy part of the band should be placed above your c-section incision. This is unlike any other postpartum care product on the market.

Take a look at 3 time C-section mama Kristen’s video on Facebook under our video section. https://www.facebook.com/mamastrut/videos/

 

How can I choose the correct postpartum size while I am still pregnant?

Mama Strut by Pelv-Ice comes in XXS-4XL we’ve got u covered! We can help you size several ways. You can order a Free Sizing Kit at https://www.mamastrut.com/prescription-sizing-kit/. You can message us on facebook, call us at 844-370-1858 or email info@mamastrut.com

Or measure yourself at week 34 or after. Measure your upper hips just above the public bone and find your size on the Mama Strut size chart. If you are between two sizes we suggest you purchase the larger size. The Band Extenders ($4.99) are a must have too as even with a properly sized Mama Strut you may be very swollen post birth (water weight) and these give you 3” extra to ensure you can put your Mama Strut on right away.

Isn’t it “too messy” after having a baby to wear Mama Strut and how long should I wear it?

No, Mama Strut was designed to be put on immediately after birth to maximize the effect of the cold compression. You will use it slightly different while bleeding heavily. You will need to use the ice source that the hospital or birth center provides on top of the large feminine pad that is secured inside the Mama Strut until the bleeding goes down and you can use a thin pad and the gel packs that are provided with the Mama Strut.

Real Mama Strut Mamas also suggest that you put your Mama Strut on right after delivery to start your post birth recovery off right. Mama Strut was specifically designed to be used with the large feminine pads they give you at the hospital and in fact keeps everything in place so there is less mess. Unlike the thin disposable underwear they give you at the hospital which allows the ice and pad to move around, Mama Strut keeps everything together and just where you need it. We have a video on Facebook that demonstrates in-hospital use if you would like more information.

Postpartum healing is at least 6 weeks so many of our mamas have reported wearing Mama Strut at least that long. Every recovery is different and we suggest you wear your Mama Strut until you feel like you do not need it anymore. Also, you should consult with your doctor or midwife for their advice if you are at all unsure.

 

Do I really need a Mama Strut? Women have been birthing without one since the beginning of time.

Ask a Mama Strut Mama and she will tell you that she would not birth again without one. We use supports, braces and ice/heat therapy on every other soft tissue and skeletal injury on the body like knees, ankles and shoulders, so why should the pelvis be any different? Pelvic soft tissue needs the same care that you would provide these other body parts so it can heal as quickly and as strong as possible. This is clinically proven sports medicine technology applied to mama care. Birth may be natural but it is a big deal. You need physical and emotional support during your postpartum recovery journey.

Also, most of our Mama Strut Mamas report not needing heavy pain medication when wearing Mama Strut. Mama Strut uses compression, ice and heat to combat aches, pains and swelling naturally.

 

How is Mama Strut better than a belly band, girdle or corset?

Mama Strut is the only product on the market that supports all sides of the pelvis including the all important pelvic floor and allow you to use ice/heat therapy and compression to manage postpartum pain, bleeding, swelling and pressure naturally. Belly bands only support the abdominals and lower back and do nothing to address the damaged pelvic floor postpartum. Girdles and corsets are often very uncomfortable and restrictive and difficult to put on. They are design to make you “look slimmer” but do not address the real physical support and changes that a new mama’s body experiences postpartum. Mama Strut hopes all mamas focus first on their health and wellness and wait until after they have healed to worry about regaining pre-baby body shape.

 

Does Mama Strut restore muscles after pregnancy or help with diastasis recti?

Many pelvic floor physical therapy specialists recommend and use Mama Strut in conjunction with physical therapy or home exercises to help with your diastases recti and restoring abdominal muscles back to their pre-pregnancy strength.

How long should you wear Mama Strut?

We have surveyed our users recently and the average was 4-6 weeks but it really depends on your birth injury. We have had women that used it for 2 weeks and we have had women that used it for 3 1/2 months. Listen to your body. We have also had many mamas keep Mama Strut on hand for painful periods after postpartum, lower back pain or fibroids.

Is a Prescription required?

Mama Strut Postpartum Care System does not require a prescription for purchase but if you want to get reimbursed or have your insurance cover it you will need one. There are several options once you have the signed prescription. When you purchase it from our website we provide you a receipt that the insurance company will except along with the prescription for you to get reimbursed. You can also check our store locator and see if there is a pharmacy in your state that will bill your insurance directly. Click here to check: https://www.mamastrut.com/store-locator/

Where can I purchase Mama Strut?

You can purchase Mama Strut online on Amazon or at www.mamastrut.com in the US and Amazon.ca in Canada, www.mamastrut.mx in Mexico and Amazon.uk in Europe. We also have select retailers in the USA https://www.mamastrut.com/store-locator/

Who has used and who recommends Mama Strut?

Hi mama! We have had thousands of mamas use Mama Strut since we started selling about a year and a half ago. We also have over 1,000 recommending OBGYNs and midwives globally. Take a look at our real mama page at https://www.mamastrut.com/real-mamas/ and let me know if you have any questions!

I am not pregnant or postpartum but I have pelvic pain, PSD, pubic symphysis, pubic pain, vaginal support, pelvic floor support, can it help me?

We have had mamas with pubic separation and diastasis recti and other pelvic dysfunction and pelvic pain benefit from Mama Strut. Mama Strut uniquely supports the pelvis and has ice/heat pouches to manage, pain, swelling, pressure and bleeding naturally.

The vaginal support can be tucked up in a neat pouch we have for it under the binder portion. You may still want to try it as it helps stabilize the hips too.

 

How can I sell Mama Strut or become an affiliate?

We are always looking for special mama-centric retailers or doctor’s offices to retail Mama Strut. You can also join our affiliate program? Please email sales@mamastrut.com for more help. Thank you for taking such great care of your mamas!!

Do you have sizing kits?

We have free sizing kits. Please sign up for one at www.mamastrut.com. You can also email us at sales@mamastrut.com or call 844-370-1858 if you want custom sizing help.

My insurance is asking for your business information. What is your address, fax number, and tax ID number.

PELV-ICE’s Tax Id # 46-4227793

Fax: 213-402-7482

Address: 7083 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Will Mama Will Mama Strut make me shrink back postpartum like a tummy trainer, girdle, cinch, or belly bandit claims to?

Although we don’t make claims about weight or getting skinny many mamas have used mama strut similar to the way they would use a girdle but the added benefit is that it supports all sides of your pelvis including your tender mama bits and has the ice and heat therapy. It is also very comfortable.

I got the wrong size. What do I do?

Mama Strut is 100% guaranteed. We will happily exchange your Mama Strut if it is the wrong size with a different one. Email sales@mamastrut.com for help.

Do you sell in Mexico, South America, Central America? Do you have information in Spanish?

Yes. Si. www.mamastrut.mx o www.amazon.mx

Can I wear Mama Strut during pregnancy?

Mama Strut has two different options. One is designed to support you during pregnancy and the other postpartum. They both provide hot/cold therapy and pelvic floor, lower back and abdominal support.


Will Insurance Reimburse Me For Mama Strut?

Mama Strut by PELV-ICE is a Class I medical device determined by the FDA in May 2013. PELV-ICE medical device products, such as Mama Strut can be reimbursable by your insurance provider. Every insurance company and their individual policies have different coverage or reimbursement rules, so the below is a general reference guide. PELV-ICE LLC makes no claims that guarantee insurance coverage. The below is only a guide.

Mama Strut by PELV-ICE is a Class I medical device per the FDA under the categories:

  • Orthopedic and Surgical Supports
  • Joint Support Bandages

How to get reimbursed:

  • Contact your insurance provider for reimbursement forms or search their website for the list of eligible medical devices and online submission options.
  • Get your OBGYN or Midwife to write you a prescription with the coding below.
  • If you have a HSA or a FSA account attached to your insurance plan you can submit for reimbursement by completing their reimbursement form and attaching your proof of purchase.

Diagnosis Codes

Recommended ICD-10-CM codes:

  • R10.2 Pelvic and perineal pain
  • N94.9 Unspecified condition associated with female genital organs and menstrual cycle

Recommended ICD-9-CM codes:

  • 789.9 Other symptoms involving abdomen and pelvis
  • 625.9 Unspecified symptom associated with female genital organs
  • 618.00 – 618.09 Vaginal Prolapse

HCPCS Codes:

  • L8310 Vaginal prolapse supporter
  • L0621 Sacroiliac Orthosis, Flexible, Pides Pelvic-sacral support, reduces motion about the sacroiliac joint, includes straps, closures, may include perdulous abdomen design, fabricated, off-the-shelf
  • 846.0 – 847.9 Medical tax credit or insurance claim may be applied Sprains and strains of sacroiliac region
  • A4466 Garment, belt, sleeve or other covering, elastic or similar stretchable material, any type, each
  • L0626 Lumbar orthosis, sagittal control, with rigid posterior panel(s), posterior extends from L-1 to below L-5 vertebra, produces intracavitary pressure to reduce load on the intervertebral discs, includes straps, closures, may include padding, stays, shoulder straps, pendulous abdomen design, prefabricated, includes fitting and adjustment