Sizing & Care
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.
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.
Postpartum and During Pregnancy Mama Strut Sizing Chart
During pregnancy system: consider allowing room for growth.
Postpartum system: consider allowing room for swelling and shrinking.
|Band & Size||Fits Mama Strut Size|
|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?
Ideally, you want to put Mama Strut on immediately after delivery to maximize benefits from the cold/compression therapy. Most of our Mama Strut Mamas will wear the device for at least the 6 week postpartum period, with many wearing it for several months after delivery.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.
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.
We size Mama Strut at the top of your hips right under your baby bump. 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)
If you have multiples or have gained more than 25-35 lbs. during pregnancy, you may want to go up a size.
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.