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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Bellefit Girdle & Corset Product Reviews

When I found out I was pregnant with baby #5, who was a complete surprise, I was shocked. It took several days for me to wrap my head around the idea of having a newborn around again. I was 40 years old. I was preparing to be a grandmother, not a mother again. Everything in my life was finally going exactly how I wanted it, and a new baby would change all of that. And I know I’m being selfish here, but I finally had the body I had worked so hard for all these years, now I’ll never get that back.
This is me 3 months before getting pregnant.
This pregnancy was very difficult on me. Being older and pregnant was no joke. I feel like I was in a coma for the entire first trimester. I had no energy, I was taking three naps a day, and I was constantly hungry but every time I would eat, I would feel nauseous for hours. The day that I hit my second trimester, it was like a switch got turned on. I was less sleepy and felt more energetic. I wasn’t completely back to myself, but it was the first time I had felt good in months. As my belly started to grow, I was feeling a lot of pressure every time I would stand up or walk. So, I limited my walking and activity level. I had a history of premature deliveries, and with my “advanced maternal age” (AMA), as the doctors constantly reminded me of, along with the fact that this was my fifth baby, I basically put myself on bed rest as much as possible to prevent complications. At one point, we took the kids to the zoo one day and I even rented a scooter so that I wouldn’t have to walk all over the zoo. It was a lifesaver and made my day so much easier.
By the time I delivered, I had gained 35 pounds, the most I had ever gained during pregnancy. At 190 pounds, I was the heaviest I had ever been and I was extremely uncomfortable. My fourth baby was born at 40 weeks and was 8 lbs. 6 oz., and this baby was weighing big the entire pregnancy, so I was concerned. The doctors kept telling me that he has a “big head”. That’s not something a pregnant woman wants to hear. But I knew that he was getting too big to stay in my belly. I couldn’t sit or lay down in a comfortable position anymore. I was so uncomfortable all the time.
I was very concerned about if and how I would be able to get my figure back after delivery. After all, I hadn’t had a baby in almost a decade and I am now “over the hill”. Losing weight is increasingly difficult with age and after five pregnancies, I didn’t know if I would ever be able to get my body back. I started researching postpartum waist trainers to learn more about them and see if they’d be right for me. I did a lot of searching and reading and one brand was mentioned more than any other – Bellefit. I decided it was worth a try and reached out to establish a partnership with the brand. If it worked, I wanted everyone to know about it. I was contacted by a representative who asked for my weight and measurements. She explained that it’s best to use the final weight before delivery to determine which size garments are needed. Based on my information, she sent me two products in two different sizes.
This is me 2 weeks post delivery.
First, she sent me the dual-closure girdle in size XL. This would be the garment I could wear immediately after leaving the hospital. I really liked this garment because the double closures were easily adjustable to fit just right. The garment is made of slightly stretchy but really firm (if that makes sense) material with short rods of ribbing sewn into the material along the waist. This prevents it from rolling back down as you move around. The side has a few hook and eye closures to help pull the seams together as you zip it up. The frond has two rows of hook and eye closures so that you can use the slightly looser eyes, the tighter eyes, or a combination of both to get just the right fit. The crotch has two rows of hook and eye closures and also comes with an extension, if needed. The leg openings have reinforced, branded finishing to prevent the material from moving around or riding up as you wear it. This garment worked great for me for the first two weeks or so. I can still wear it to smooth out my shape under clothes, but I wanted to graduate to the corset in the smaller size. You can get your dual-closure girdle here: https://www.bellefit.com/product/dualgirdle/a/28/
 Bellefit Dual-Closure Girdle
Second, she sent me the corset in size L. This garment is not quite as reinforced as the girdle, but it still provides firm support. This one pulls up and has a row of hook and eye closures in the front. It also has ribbing at the waist to prevent it from rolling down and it has reinforced hems at the leg openings to prevent it from riding up. It has a crotch opening with two rows of hook and eye closures along with a detachable extension, if needed. I’ve been wearing this corset since I graduated from the girdle. You can get your corset here: https://www.bellefit.com/product/corset/a/28/
 Bellefit Corset
Both garments are fairly comfortable considering what you’re putting your body through – like packing sausage into casings. Haha. They improve posture and confidence. They smooth everything out and make clothes fit much better. These are medical grade postpartum garments. These are not body shapers like you would buy at a department store. The support and fit of these are much more firm. As early as two weeks after I delivered my baby, I was being told how great I look. For just having had baby #5, I must say that I was shocked myself at how fast my body was recovering. By six weeks postpartum, it was hard to tell that I had even had a baby. 
This is me 6 weeks post delivery.
I’m thrilled to share the Bellefit secret with you and hope that you will get the same results – looking good in your clothes, getting your confidence back, and recovering quickly. Get both in a bundle for even more savings at: https://www.bellefit.com/product/bundle8/a/28/
 Bellefit Dual-Closure Girdle & Corset Bundle
Disclosure: A special thanks to Bellefit for partnering with me to bring you these product reviews. All opinions are my own based on my experience. Watch my video product review of these two products here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4RUyo8TjF0

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