Sizing & Care

Mama Strut Sizing Information. Mama Strut Postpartum Care System is sized to fit your postpartum body and has over 6″ of adjustability to shrink with you as you heal.

Do not order based on your pre-pregnancy size as your Mama Strut may not fit. The best way to ensure you get the right fit is by measuring and referencing our sizing guide. 

When sizing your Mama Strut we recommend that you measure under your belly, around the top of your hips. Based on your measurements, the below size guide should be referenced when placing your order. If you have multiples or have gained more than 25-35 lbs. during pregnancy, you may want to go up a size. If you find you are between sizes we recommend you order the larger size.

Postpartum System Sizing Chart

Use the below chart if measuring for a postpartum system

Band & SizeFits Mama Strut Size
XXS26″ to 32″ (66cm to 82cm)
XS27″ to 33″ (68.5cm to 84cm)
S29″ to 35″ (73.5cm to 89cm)
MED31″ to 37″ (79cm to 94cm)
LG33″ to 39.5″ (84cm to 99cm)
XL35″ to 40″ (89cm to 102cm)
2XL41″ to 47″ (104cm to 120cm)
3XL44″ to 49″ (112cm to 124cm)
4XL44.5″ to 50″ (112cm to 127cm)

During Pregnancy System Sizing Chart

Use the below chart if measuring for a during pregnancy system. When sizing, allow room for growth

SizeFits Maternity Hip Size
XXS26″ to 32″ (66cm to 82cm)
XS28″ to 35″ (71.5cm to 89cm)
S30″ to 37.5″ (76.5cm to 95cm)
MED33″ to 40″ (83cm to 102cm)
LG34″ to 41.5″ (86cm to 107cm)
XL35″ to 43″ (89cm to 109cm)
2XL44″ to 51″ (122cm to 137cm)
3XL45″ to 52″ (112cm to 130cm)
4XL48″ to 54″ (114.5cm to 132cm)

What Will My Postpartum Size Be?

Most women will still appear pregnant for a 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 but if you purchased the correct size you should be able to get it closed without it being too constricting.

Ideally, you want to put Mama Strut on immediately after delivery to maximize 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 heals and reduces.

Although everybody is different, many mamas report losing about 3-5 inches right after delivery on their abdomen. We size Mama Strut at the top of your hips right under your baby bump. It is not necessary to measure the widest part of your hips. Although you may feel like your hips continue to grow, after about 34 weeks that measurement usually does not change, so you can size anytime during or after the 34th week.

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)

Example:
Sally is 36 weeks pregnant and Sally’s hips (at the top of her pubic bone, as depicted in the image above)  she measures 36″. Pre-pregnancy, Sally wore a size 4-6 pants and stayed within the generally recommended 25-35 lb. weight gain during pregnancy. Sally buys a Mama Strut size Medium.