Mama Strut Sizing Information. Mama Strut Postpartum Care System is sized to fit your postpartum body and has over 6″ of adjust-ability to shrink with you as you heal.
When sizing your Mama Strut we recommend that you buy your pre-pregnancy pant size if you were “normal” weight prior to conceiving and gained the recommended 25-35 lbs. during pregnancy. If you have multiples, or happen to have gained more, you may want to go up a size. If you find you are between sizes we recommend you order the larger size.
|Band & Size||Fits Postpartum Size|
|XXS||26″ to 32″ (66cm to 82cm)|
|XS||29″ to 34″ (73cm to 87cm)|
|S||32″ to 37″ (82cm to 94cm)|
|MED||35″ to 42″ (94cm to 107cm)|
|LG||38″ to 45″ (97cm to 115cm)|
|XL||42″ to 48″ (107cm to 123cm)|
|2XL||48″ to 54″ (122cm to 137cm)|
|3XL||54″ to 60″ (137cm to 152cm)|
|4XL||60″ to 64″ (152cm to 163cm)|
What Will My Postpartum Size Be?
Most women will still appear pregnant for a short period of time after giving birth while the body starts to heal so you may have trouble at first closing your properly sized Mama Strut. Ideally you want to put Mama Strut on immediately after delivery to receive maximum benefits from the cold compression therapy. Depending on your water retention you will be easily closing the Mama Strut within hours or days and cinching it smaller and smaller across your abdomen as your uterus shrinks and soft tissue swelling reduces.
Although every body is different many mamas report losing about 3-5 inches right after delivery. So, if you measure your 8 or 9 month belly at it’s widest point and subtract about 4 inches that will be your postpartum belly size. If your hips measure larger than this, size your Mama Strut for your hip measurement.
Most mamas are also pretty swollen or bloated immediately after delivery so we highly recommend the Extender Bands. They offer 3″ of additional adjust-ability. ($4.99)
Sally is 36 weeks pregnant and has a belly circumference of 41″. She subtracts 4″ from the 41″ and comes up with a 37″ postpartum belly size. Sally’s hips measure 37″. Sally buys a Mama Strut size Small.
Laura is 38 weeks pregnant and has a belly circumference of 48″ and a hip measurement of 46″. Laura purchases a size Large Mama Strut because her hip measurement is larger than belly 48″-4″ = 44″.