Naturally Supporting the Way You Heal Postpartum™
Mama Strut Mamas share how their post birth recovery was less painful, faster, and happier because they were supported by Mama Strut.
I packed Mama Strut in my hospital bag and as soon as I got up and moving around baby I basically barely took it off. I continued to get some good use out of it for several weeks postpartum. It was waaaaaay better than the hospital compression bandages and they were also so easy to adjust. I liked it a little tighter when I was up moving around. It helped with incision discomfort and also support the incision from the cesarean, as well. Before finding this product, I searched around for nicer compression products for the postpartum period. I couldn’t find any that I liked as much as I liked Mama Strut!
“I wanted to thank you for the mama strut! It was wonderful! I kept saying I feel like something is falling out and then a few days later I received mama strut. I needed something to hold me up and the mama strut did just that. Without the mama strut it was hard to sit down due to pain and pressure making breastfeeding hard. After mama strut I was able to sit and feed my little love without pain! Thank you so much for the wonderfully designed product that truly helps with postpartum pressure and pain.”
— Mary, M
I tried a three-piece support and was gifted a full belly band, but both wore out and lost support when I needed it most! I purchased Mama Strut 2 weeks postpartum from my emergency c-section and I can’t believe the relief it gave my back… I wish the shorts were a little longer and more secure (stayed down instead of rolling up) because I wear it around the house all day/every day and feel bad for my partner (haha) but all in all, it really doesn’t matter that the shorts roll up a bit. I feel so much better wearing it and I hope you get it instead of wasting money on other items first, like me!
“Mama Strut is not just a belly band to shrink your waist, it is a serious tool that every mom must have in her hospital bag for after delivery. It was essential for all 6 weeks of my maternity leave. I would not give birth without one again”
— Haley, 2nd time mom
“I didn’t have a Mama Strut after the birth of my first child and the first few weeks after childbirth ended up being centered around my pain management and recovery when it should have been centered around caring for my new baby. After my second child, I was gifted a Mama Strut and it was a total game changer. I started using it as soon as I came home from the hospital and immediately regretted not knowing about it earlier! Mama Strut helped me manage my pain after child birth while allowing me to move around easily which is so important when you have a new baby, and especially as a mother of two. I am so grateful there is something like this out there and that someone took the time to come up with such a thoughtful product that can help every woman interested in taking control of her after birth experience.”
— Avital Simon Gottesman
“The mama inventor of Mama Strut is a genius! It was amazing and so comfortable to wear. The (groin) insert for the ice pack was the best thing during recovery. I now recommend the product to all my girlfriends!”
— Raquel Dorsey, Miss California USA 2008
“In my first two pregnancies I had a belly band, it was okay but this time I packed a Mama Strut and wow what a difference! It comforted all sides of my pelvis including the most sore and important — my vagina! I am so glad I found Mama Strut. Mama Strut needs to be in every hospital and birthing center in the world!”
— Rebecca, mom of 3.
“I was so surprised that the hospital offered me nothing but pain pills and disposable underwear postpartum. Thankfully, my aunt gave me Mama Strut at my baby shower. Before giving birth I thought “what do I need this for?” But, as soon as my epidural started to wear off I couldn’t get it on fast enough. I am only 3 weeks postpartum and still hate talking it off to wash it or shower. For less than the cost of a latte a day Mama Strut is the best investment a new mom can make in her post birth recovery.”
— Kim, San Francisco
“The Mama Strut has been a complete lifesaver in my postpartum recovery. First of all, it helped my uterus contract back down so much more quickly than if I hadn’t been using anything –we are talking 1-2 weeks rather than months! Secondly, being able to insert ice or heat packs into it was truly amazing and mode those steps in the healing and care process so much simpler and less cumbersome. And finally, when I wear it, it helps me feel like I can sit, stand, walk & move much more easily. It helps my body feel secure and less likely to fall apart! I would say that no one should go without a Mama Strut in their postpartum recovery. It’s 100% a must have for ALL mamas!”
— Melody H., Los Angeles
“I just wanted to send you a huge thank you for the mama strut!! I had no idea how much I would come to depend on it. I started to use it as soon as I got home from the hospital and it was instants relief. I should have brought it to the hospital but I am using it every day now. I really think this should be a must have item for every expecting mom. It helps me focus on the baby instead of the discomfort.”
— Lizzette, Venice, CA
“Being able to walk straight and able to wear my maternity dress confidently outside without worry helped me a lot. Also, I really loved the three straps that held the ice pack tight. The product was already nice without them but the straps made it perfect.”
— Akiko, Los Angeles
Below Photos were taken of the founder of Mama Strut after delivering her 3rd child on Feb. 18, 2015 and February 20, 2015 at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, CA.
“I wore it the entire time I was in the hospital, and it really supported my mid-section and made it feel better. When I would take it off to use the restroom, I would feel like my middle was falling apart and I couldn’t wait to put it back on. After just 5 days with the Mama Strut, my belly was barely protruding anymore.”
— Ellie, Santa Monica
“I loved that it also was functional as a girdle, it helped with back support since your muscles are tired. I didn’t have to take any pain medication when I wore it and it was super comfortable”
— Marnette, Los Angeles
This is my third pregnancy. I had no idea how much more the third time would hurt! Ever since the beginning of the second trimester, I have felt so much pressure “down there” almost constantly that I almost feel like I’m ready to have this baby at any moment. When a friend told me about the Mama Strut, I was delighted to learn that they offered a maternity version. I ordered one right away.
Upon receiving the product, I tried it on immediately and felt the pressure disappear. This is truly a game changer. After being on my feet all day with my two older toddlers, it was such a relief to not feel the throbbing pain I had been feeling before. I can wake up in the morning and get out of bed and not want to cry. I love how each product comes with the ice/heating pack inserts that are removable and washable. So smart! Plus, the heating/ice pack feature itself is out of this world. I look forward to that moment after the kids go to bed so I have my feet up with this thing on. Whether I’m icing or heating (or neither), it’s amazing. This product has not only lowered my level of physical pain, it has decreased my emotional stress level and positively impacted my relationship with my kids and husband. I’m not cranky mom or wife anymore!
Aside from the love I feel for the product itself, I have to commend the quality of service that this company delivers to its customers. I received a leaky ice/heating pack with my Mama Strut and when I called to notify the company, the customer service representative was incredibly understanding and helpful. I received a brand new 2-pack in the mail 2 days later. Not long afterwards, I was super disappointed to discover that there was a pretty large tear in the back of my Mama Strut in a place that affected the level of compression that I needed. I sent the company an email and within an hour I received an email with tracking information for a brand new Mama Strut. It was at my door in 2 days. I’m wearing it now, and somehow it’s even more amazing than the one I received initially.
I can’t thank Mama Strut enough for creating such a life changing product. I only wish all moms with the same or similar issues could have the opportunity to own one of these.
My first two pregnancies were in 2013 and 2015. My first was a natural home birth and my second was an early induced labor. My recoveries were about average. Painful, long and felt like I’d never be back to my old self again.
With my 3rd pregnancy, I was very high risk. I ended up having an emergency c-section at 28 weeks. It was very scary and my body had been through a lot of trauma including inutero blood transfusions leading up to before the c-section. I heard about Mama strut after being in bed for over a week after the c-section and immediately ordered one. I was trying to push myself to get up and walk around but I could hardly walk to the bathroom after over a week. I got my Mama Strut within days of ordering! I cannot even express how incredible it felt when I first put it on. Because I was bed ridden so bad, I wasn’t even able to go to the hospital to see my precious little baby boy in the NICU for the first 1 1/2 weeks until I got my Mama Strut! The day after I got it in the mail, I went into the NICU and even walked a lot of the way. And that day I was able to hold my baby for the very first time! I don’t know what I would’ve done without Mama Strut. It was comfortable and allowed me to do so many more things while wearing it. I would recommend this to anyone!
This was my first baby and I was doing all the research I possibly could. I was able to find that my insurance covered the Mama Strut and it was the best thing that I could have done. 12 hours after delivering my baby I had my husband strap me in. The only time I took it off was to shower. I wore it for 6 weeks straight. Throwing it in the washing machine was very easy, held up to about 5 washes. I loved the ice pack that came with it. We stayed in the hospital for about 36 hours after delivery and by the time we left, I was still swollen but I did not look pregnant. The swelling had subsided thanks to the Mama Strut. I recommend this to all my pregnant friends! A plus was that I delivered in August so I was able to wear the Mama Strut with a nursing bra in the hospital as well as lounging around at home with the new baby. I def felt it help with posture and pain relief, I delivered vaginally and the ice packs were very helpful. In the future even if my insurance does not cover it it is ssssooo worth the price. I was back pre-pregnancy clothing within the first month. (This is my picture in my Mama Strut 12 hours after delivery– Happy because I am a supported mama)
I bought this product with the hope it would help. I originally bought the wrong size but was able to return for a larger size. I’m glad I did! Comfort is a must after birth. However, I sadly forgot to bring the Mama Strut to the hospital with me! As soon as I was home though, I put it on and I felt less pressure, pain. The cooling gel packs are a plus!! I like that they are shorts and that they are stretchy. This is a postpartum must have following birth! Mama Strut is a great product and my Mama Strut will be missed now that it is packed away. Until my next pregnancy, see you soon!!
From the moment I put on my Mama Strut I felt relief. Not only was the pain gone but standing and walking was so much easier. My focus went from what was the throbbing, falling out feeling between my legs to my baby. I would have never thought Mama Strut would make me happy but it did. It completely changed my mood! Thank you Mama Strut– Tammi F.
My Mama Strut arrived the day before I was unexpectedly induced (perfect timing). I was in labor for 30 hrs and my pelvis and back felt most of the pain, and I ended up needing an emergency c-section. The hospital gave me a postpartum binder to wear while they had me try to walk around to get me recovering faster. I tried it a few times in the hospital, and then tried my Mama Strut. It was a night and day difference. The Mama Strut felt natural and supportive, while the other binder they gave me felt like I was in a body cast I couldn’t move in. My baby ended up needing to be in the NICU for a week, and the Mama Strut was the only way I was able to walk when I went to see him each day. I’m currently 2 weeks postpartum and have found that it’s hard to hold my baby and walk around because of lower back pain and lack of abdominal strength, but when I have the Mama Strut on it virtually eliminates the pain and gives me the much needed back, pelvic floor and abdomen support I need. I wear the Mama Strut to sleep because I definitely need the support getting in and out of bed, and even when I’m just sitting lounging in bed or on the couch. My Mama Strut gives me better posture, helps my back and stomach feel supported, the pelvic floor support straps help my crotch feel like it’s not going to fall out… I just love the thing. It’s been worth every penny. I plan to use it for many more weeks to come.
When I had my first child, I didn’t have a mama strut or any postpartum support. It took me forever to feel comfortable again, I had PPD & trouble breastfeeding. Overall unfortunately it just wasn’t the best recovery experience. When I was pregnant with my second daughter, I ended up with SPD the last two months so I was in excruciating pain and my doctors couldn’t even tell me if it would fix itself after birth or not. I found mama strut and ordered one right away. I put it on at the hospital after I gave birth and my recovery was a breeze. I also truly believe it was the reason my pelvis set right and I was back to normal almost immediately. Mama strut was my life saver.
I was surprised at how much the mama strut support system helped with the unexpected pain, for example my post-partum back pain. I suffered the loss of use of my left leg after delivery which threw my whole back out of whack even after I regained use of my leg. The support system held my sore muscles in place which made it easier to move around. The first night after labor I cried uncontrollably because I had to rely on others to bring my son to me. I felt helpless. Then I remembered the mama strut support system and wore it from then on out which allowed me to care for my son on my own!
I sustained an injury to my symphysis pubis (joint at the pubic bone) during childbirth that caused an insane amount of pain and the inability to move around for weeks. I couldn’t walk – I had to shuffle my feet to get to the bathroom. My husband had to pick up my legs and help me in and out of bed, on and off the couch and into the shower. I couldn’t get up to tend to my newborn. Along with that, I was recovering from an intense vaginal birth. It was pretty brutal – both physically and mentally.
I had purchased my Mama Strut while I was pregnant and brought it to the hospital with me. I seriously don’t know what I would have done without it. I continuously wore it every day – I even slept in it – and rotated the ice packs religiously. It provided me with so much support and I’m certain that it assisted in my healing. Most of all, it helped me mentally, to feel more confident in my movement and to feel a sense of relief allowing me to be present for my sweet little baby.
Thank you for creating the Mama Strut. I recommend it to all of my pregnant clients and friends!
In my second trimester I got diagnosed with SPD. It was incredibly painful and frustrating, especially since I’m a college dance team teach coach and was hoping to continue working with my students for as long as I possibly could. I had to get one of those large obnoxious velcro belts to stabilize my hips but the pain was constant. Fast forward to the day after my little man was born; my wonderful husband prepared the Mama Strut for me to wear in the hospital (with the help of the nurses of course). The moment I put it on I felt instant relief in so many areas! Not only was the ice pack a God send on my lady parts but the heat on my lower back eased the residual SPD pain. Plus, the firm support of the wrap was just the right amount of pressure to not only help shrink my stomach back to size, but it also helped as my hips got back into place. So many benefits from a single item ~ I highly recommend the Mama Strut to all mamas-to-be <3
I healed a lot faster this pregnancy better than last I wished I knew about this with my first would have been nice. I honestly tell any mom I can about this so they have the information about it
I am loving Mama Strut..I recommend it to all new moms that I meet..I am a first time mom and found out about Mama Strut through a friend…was super excited to use it,because my belly got ginormous at the end of my pregnancy…I mean..I was huge…I have pictures to prove haha…I said goodbye to my old body…But Mother Nature is an amazing thing…It has been 9 months and I almost back to where I was…I do not work out…I do though eat really healthy,but more like how I was eating during pregnancy…One of the most important things is pulling the abdominal muscles back to place.You cant really work out or do much until they are back in place.And that is what Mama Strut is mainly for:)
At first I was nervous about putting on my Mama Strut with my c-section incision. I didn’t know at the time that I could get a silicone cover to add more protection to it. Once I did put on my Mama Strut, about a week about a week after birth, I wished I had put it on sooner! I was amazed at how quickly my stomach healed and returned to pre-pregnancy size! After having 5 babies, my stomach hadn’t been that size in so long! It was also great support for recovering from a c-section and I didn’t go a day without it until my stomach was strong enough. I can’t say enough about this product!