Does belly binding really work for postpartum bodies?

TV personality and CEO of Modern Mom, Brooke Burke-Charvet, shares how belly binding postpartum helped her to easily get back in shape
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Does belly binding really work for postpartum bodies?


I think one of the biggest fears that new mothers have is, "Oh, my gosh. What's going to happen to my body?" I was a swimsuit model when I first got pregnant. I had no idea how this was going to turn out. The first thing I want to say is that just embrace Mother Nature. I always wanted to be a mother, so whatever happened would've been okay. But what I did learn was a couple tips and tricks along the way, and I really, really believe in belly binding. And it's an age-old secret that's been around for thousands of years. It's not for everyone. It's not the most comfortable thing, but I did it, and I actually got back into shape with babies three and four, in my thirties, I got back in shape much easier than I did in my twenties with my first two children. It's a simple concept. I created a product called Tauts. It's like a corset. It's a compression garment. You wrap it around your belly. I wore it for forty days and nights. We're hearing a lot about belly binding right now. There's a lot of talk in the industry about it, because certain people who are in the tabloids are doing it, but it really works. So, forget about all that and embrace the fact that this is a natural way of getting your belly back. It supports all this baggy, baby skin. It reminds you to keep your core engaged. It kind of retrains the muscles, and I believe, and it's known to believe that it helps shrink the swollen uterus much quicker. The support feels great. So, I did that, and it really, really helped. I think also, for new moms, get out of your sweats. Blow dry your hair. Wipe off the baby spit and drool. Put on some perfume. Remember the woman that you were before you had children. I think it is so easy to get into a rut, where "Now I'm a mom, and I'm just someone's mom." You've got to remember who you were before you became a mother. You're still someone's wife. You're still a woman. You're still a sensual woman, and I think you really have to tap into that energy and do something for yourself. Exercise. It's not just for your body. It's for your head. It's for your mind, body, spirit. You're going to have more energy. You're going to have better everything if you exercise. I think it's really important to remember who you were before you became a mother. Not to lose your sense of self, even though this new role, becoming a mother, is overwhelming. Pick your little spots, and do something for yourself, and take care of yourself, and take baby steps, and embrace the changes, and take care of yourself.

TV personality and CEO of Modern Mom, Brooke Burke-Charvet, shares how belly binding postpartum helped her to easily get back in shape


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Brooke Burke-Charvet

TV Host & CEO of

Whether she's in sweats or sequins, Brooke Burke-Charvet strives to dance through the chaos of life as a TV star, entrepreneur, fitness expert and carpool mom with grace and a LOL sense of humor. In addition to co-hosting 8 seasons of ABC's megahit, "Dancing with the Stars," Brooke won the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy as Season 7's champion. In 2014 Brooke became a Fitness Fashion Designer, launching her active line CAELUM LifeStyle. She is the the CEO of and recognized by Forbes as 1 of the top Mom Bloggers to follow. She became a Fitness teacher and created the Booty Burn Program after launching 4 fitness DVD titles with Sony. Recognized world wide for her healthy life style, she has graced the cover of countless magazines. Brooke is committed to sharing her relatable journey with her 5 mil plus social media followers. As Author of The Naked Mom, and CEO of Brooke has become a trusted and relatable voice to moms everywhere. She is an active philanthropist and passionate about being the Smile Ambassador for Operation Smile.  Married to her soulmate, David Charvet, BB puts family first and never loses sight of the woman behind the scenes.

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