If you've been on Instagram for more than three seconds, you've probably seen a celebrity or two share photos of themselves in a corset-like wrap, claiming that it helped them regain their miniscule waist just months after giving birth to a baby. Generally, when something sounds too good to be true, it is. But there are some surprising benefits of postpartum waist training. (No, really.)
Many moms are giving the postpartum waist trainer a try, but are they turning their body into perfect hourglass shapes that would make Jessica Rabbit jealous? Not exactly. According to Parents, the claims that your belly shrinks and you stop retaining water while sporting a waist trainer aren't exactly true. These things would've happened within the first couple of weeks of giving birth anyway — it's a natural postpartum thing that happens. But those waist trainers can do other things that aren't exactly natural, like displacing water, organs, and soft tissue as it squeezes your middle. Not exactly a benefit, right?
But if you still want to give it a try, there are seven surprising benefits of postpartum waist training. In fact, it may be some of the easiest training you do over the next few weeks of postpartum life. Enjoy sleep training in a few months.