Newest Review: ... effective for pain relief than any of the medication I was given. A hard plastic shield to protect from bumps is also included, but I found... more
A must have for caesarean section
Theraline Caesarean Belt
Member Name: broxi3781
Theraline Caesarean Belt
Advantages: Relieves pain, prevents incision opening
Disadvantages: Having a section in the first place.
For any mother who has had or will be having a C- section, this is the very best product you can buy. It is a soft stretchy band of cloth that holds your muscles in so every movement is not pulling at them. It also has a soft padded insert which means if you are breastfeeding the baby is not constantly kicking against the incision which is an incredible relief. It has a gel pack which can be chilled. Another pack has little beans or something like that, and goes in the microwave. I found this more effective for pain relief than any of the medication I was given. A hard plastic shield to protect from bumps is also included, but I found this would move and dig into the incision so never used it. It is machine washable and mine was washed constantly. In spite of constant washing it retained all of it's stretchiness.
I honestly do not know what I would have done without this product. There were complications with my surgery and for some reason I had two full incisions. One refused to close and would burst open at the edges weeks later with much activity. I was told just to hold a pillow across my stomache whenever I stood up or moved. This gets awkward very soon. The very first thing I did when I was able to get downstairs was look online for something that would work better than a pillow and I found this. It is a bit expensive, at about £19.00. If I had another section I would pay 10x that price if needed. In fact I would certainly buy two for when one was in the wash. I often put this back on wet rather than wait for it to dry.
I wish they had told me about this in the hospital, and I do think the nhs should offer them. I know it costs money, but so do pain meds, extra days in hospital, infections from burst incisions etc... If you will be having a planned section, I can not advise enough that you have one waiting! If planning a natural birth - I would still have info on how to order this handy just in case so hubby can have it coming in the post before you leave hospital. I hesitate to use the words miracle product but this is nothing short of a miracle for pain relief and mobility!
The only disadvantage to this other than having to have had a section at all would be that it does leave a noticable bump under clothing. At that point I really did not care.
Summary: This product only gets 5 stars because I can not give it 50.
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