Choosing the right underwear for post-C section recovery can be challenging. There are many benefits to wearing underwear specifically made for post-C-section that cotton underwear doesn’t provide. These include support, compression, comfort fit, and special materials to speed recovery. We have compiled a list of our top picks of the best C-section underwear out there.
The Boots Company - Caesarean Section Seam-free Comfort-Fit Briefs
These C-Section Seam-free Comfort-Fit Briefs from Boots come in 2 packs and are made from safe and non-irritating yarns (91% Polyamide and 9% Elastane) and are Oeko-Tex certified. They are soft and have a silky smooth surface, and are made to avoid catching on stitches, staples or beads.
You can wear them after the C-section procedure to help control swelling after surgery by offering light support and compression. They also support the abdominal muscles and have a soft waistband to minimise pain after your caesarean.
John Lewis - Cantaloop Caesarean Section Briefs
The Cantaloop Caesarean Section briefs from John Lewis can be worn immediately after a caesarean section. They are soft and made from non-irritating yarns, 91% polyamide and 9% elastane material, and their silky surface will not catch on stitches or staples. They have a high waistband and a smooth panel across the tummy to minimise pain and increase comfort. They also offer light support and compression to help with swelling. Made from breathable fabric, they allow air circulation to promote healing.
JoJo Maman Bébé - High Waisted Postnatal Support Pants
These High-Waisted Postnatal Support Pants from JoJo Maman Bebe will help your posture and back and offer support and control for your post-surgery tummy. They are comfortable and smooth and are designed to fit after pregnancy. They help regain pre-pregnancy shape and provide a smooth silhouette under fitted styles so you can get back to feeling confident and more like yourself.
ShopStyle - Kindred Bravely High Waist Postpartum Underwear & C-Section Recovery Maternity Panties
The Kindred Bravely High Waist Postpartum Underwear & C-Section Recovery Maternity Panties come in a pack of 5 and are designed for ultimate comfort. They are soft and smooth with an excellent variable design and a lovely lace band that fully covers your post-baby tummy without harming your scar or skin. They can be worn up to 12 months after a C-section and can hold post-surgery dressings without you having to worry about their appearance. They are ultra-soft, non-itchy with stretchy fabric and have no bulky bands or velcro.
Natural Baby Shower - Belly Bandit C Section Recovery Undies
The Belly Bandit C Section Recovery Undies can be used when you’re ready after your C-section delivery. They are made from 82% Polyamide, 15% Spandex and 3% Silver Yarn.
They offer support and compression to help reduce swelling and protect the incision area to help speed up recovery. They include silver-infused fibres that can get rid of bacteria and unnecessary odour. They also support the stomach muscles and create a slimmer post-baby appearance.
What’s best is that each pair of undies comes with a sample of ScarAway ScarRepair Gel from Belly Bandit.
Nyssa - FourthWear Postpartum Recovery Underwear
FourthWear Postpartum Recovery Underwear supports recovery from both vaginal and caesarean delivery and everything else that pregnancy and labor bring. Smooth and seamless in all the right places. Super soft, belly hugging underwear with our patented dual-layer, 360° pocket design to securely hold ice or heat therapy between the legs, at the site of caesarean incision, and around the back where postpartum recovering bodies need it most. Designed in collaboration with our Innovation Advisory Board of women's wellbeing professionals including OB-GYNs, Doulas, Midwives, and Pelvic Floor Therapists.
It is worth choosing the best underwear for C-section recovery to help you feel more comfortable and promote a smoother recovery experience. As you recover after a C-section, be careful not to overdo it and begin slowly.
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