Knowing that it was extremely likely Amy would be born by Caesarean Section I was naturally nervous about how I would cope afterwards. Having had two Sections already I was more than prepared for what was to come and knowing that Chloe hadn’t been the most gentle with my bump I was concerned that she wouldn’t be particularly careful once I’d had the operation (and let’s face it most of us forget the a C Section is actually major abdominal surgery). I started to research products which might help and came across the Theraline caesarean belt.
What I liked:
* The adjustable belt – I love that it’s elasticated and buttons up so that you can choose how tight it is. The fact it is buttoned means it won’t come loose like it might with velcro (and also won’t damage your clothes)
* The tight fit of the belt is really supportive and comfortable – coughing and sneezing are hideous in the early days post section and the belt does help that
* The belt means the “cherry stone pillow” or cooling pad can be held in place just where you need it most.
* The belt could be used for back pain in pregnancy, or later on for menstrual pain & back pain
* The “cherry stone pillow” can be heated in the microwave – I found heat invaluable for my back ache and pelvic pain in pregnancy and it’s also marvellous for those hideous after pains.
* The gel pad – I didn’t actually use this but it could be used to help with swelling etc post section.
* The shield – this particularly appealed to me in terms of protecting the sensitive scar from my older children!
* There is an additional “pillow” for even more protection
I’d have loved to have been able to use the belt in hospital to help with after pains and so forth but I was glad to have it waiting for me when I got home. I survived two sections before without using anything like this and I wouldn’t say it’s a necessity but it certainly has it’s benefits.
*Disclaimer – The Theraline Caesarean Belt was sent to me free of charge for the purposes of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own*