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The Belly Band – The Missing Link to a Healthy Body after Baby

You may be surprised by the way your tummy looks after birth – you may look like you're still six months pregnant with a tummy that's squishier and rounder than you expected.  After pregnancy, every mom wants her waistline back. However, it takes time for your body, and especially your tummy to fully recover from pregnancy.

Did you know that 72% of new moms never lose their baby weight? Getting back to a healthy shape and lifestyle after baby is important to your overall physical, mental, and emotional health.  Research shows excess weight can lead to serious health risks, and according to some studies, even doing stomach crunches all day long won't achieve a flat tummy, once fat sets in.

Reshaping your figure is our strong suit at Zee-TumTuk, and to help you regain your figure we have a postpartum Belly Band solution for you. Zee-TumTuk is a source you can trust; currently in South Africa our Belly Band is the only band that has been designed by an obstetrician and gynaecologist (and mother of four children) with a special interest in pelvic floor health. Ultimately, the Belly Band will aid in getting you back to your pre-pregnancy hotness faster than ever! It's the missing link to a healthy body health after baby.

How does the body recover after pregnancy?

Women’s bodies are built to bounce back from pregnancy and childbirth, but the reality is that it can be difficult to “bounce back” and return to pre-pregnancy shape without help. During pregnancy the body secretes hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and relaxin that remain in the body after childbirth for approximately six months. These hormones are our body’s way of loosening the abdominal muscles and they facilitate the stretching of the abdominal area by as much as 50%, while the baby grows. They also act to loosen the pelvic structure, joints and ligaments to prepare for childbirth.

The Science behind the Belly Band

The science behind the Belly Band is that it provides a greater stability for the body after delivery. It works by drawing in stretched muscles to provide a 360° support structure around the torso, reducing strain on ligaments and joints in the lower back, pelvis, and buttocks. Reducing stress in these areas enhances your body’s ability to return to its pre-pregnancy alignment, shape and to lose the post baby belly faster.

As shifted and constrained organs return to their pre-pregnancy locations during the first few weeks after C-section or natural childbirth, the Belly Band will hold you in place allowing for movement with greater confidence and ease. The Belly Band provides strong support to relieve discomfort and gives you the extra confidence you deserve post-partum. When you are ready to exercise you will have less to lose and an easier time toning and sculpting.

For you breastfeeding moms, there's a bonus... the Belly Band will help you with your posture during feedings and also helps to reduce the all too common back & shoulder pain associated with breastfeeding.

About the Zee-TumTuk Belly Band

The Zee-TumTuk Belly Band is a multi-use band that transitions from a pregnancy band into a postpartum Belly Band, back supporter and hip shaper. It can be used the very next day after giving birth, even if you had a C-section. The Belly Band is essentially a really wide, smooth, lightweight band, worn comfortably under or over your clothes and can be worn day or night (work, play, relax & exercise).

With state-of-the-art material, the elastic will not lose its stretch over time. It fastens with Velcro and helps you maintain that "sucked in" feeling all day long. It comes in a range of high-fashion combination colours and sizes. We may be biased, but we actually think our Belly Bands are kind of sexy!

It took you nine months to nurture your body for your growing baby; it will take at least nine months for a complete renewal and recovery. Once achieved, the benefits from your efforts can last a lifetime. So get a head start on your recovery and get back to the best of you!  Stay chic, comfy and start feeling sexy again – our pregnancy belt will not only transform your tummy back to its slender shape and strength, but it will give you back your sexy bikini body.  What do you have to lose? Except your waistline!

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