March 28, 2022 6 min read

For women, the postpartum period is filled with a vast range of emotions, most of which ebb and flow on a daily — if not hourly — basis. It is a time filled with immense joy, as a new mother soaks in the warmth and love of her new baby. It is also a period of heightened emotions, one in which she might be crying one moment from sleep deprivation and then laughing the next about something adorable her baby has done. All the while, her body has completely changed, and there are new shapes, aches, pains, and experiences to endure. 

During the weeks and months after delivering a baby, you may find that compression garments provide you with the physical support and comfort that you crave.

Benefits of Postpartum Compression Garments

Postpartum Compression Garment

It's important to note that there is a distinct difference between shapewear that can be purchased at the department store and medical-grade compression garments. If you need care and support after your pregnancy, then you will want to consider medical-grade compression garments. You can work with your doctor to determine which products may help you best during this time.

There are many benefits associated with postpartum compression garments, such as:

  1. These garments can offer support that allows you to heal faster during your postpartum recovery.
  2. Medical-grade compression garments can work to gently reduce swelling during the postpartum period.
  3. Compression garments can provide relief if you are suffering from pelvic pain after delivery.
  4. Postpartum compression garments may include support panels that stabilize your abdominal area.
  5. Some postpartum compression garments can provide similar benefits to shapewear and can help tone your belly and waist. They provide structured support for your hips, pelvis and lower back as you recover after giving birth.

In addition to the physical support that postpartum compression garments provide, they also provide new mothers with a much-needed confidence boost. Not only will a postpartum waist trainer or postpartum compression leggings help you to feel more comfortable, but they will allow you to feel good about the way that you look. During a time when most of your energy is going to be devoted to caring for your baby, you need to be able to feel good about who you are both as a mother and as a woman.

These are the best compression garments to wear after pregnancy: 

Postpartum Compression Leggings

Marena Compression Leggings

Childbirth takes a toll on your body, and while many of these changes are expected — it is almost never easy for any woman to endure the immediate physical changes that take place in the hours, days and weeks following childbirth. During this time, when you are learning to care for your new baby and trying to take care of your body as it recovers, you may find that postpartum compression leggings are your new favorite clothing item. 

The best pair of postpartum compression leggings will work to:

  • Shape your natural silhouette, allowing you to feel good about the way that you look during this time.
  • Stay in place on your waist, providing you with the support you need as your body recovers from childbirth.
  • Help you feel physically comfortable with moisture-wicking and cooling technology. 
  • Give you confidence by having extra support in place, such as two-ply crotch support. 

As your own body continues to heal, and you adjust to your role as a new mom, you may find that these medical grade postpartum compression leggings give you the support that you need. This compression garment may be particularly beneficial to you if you have had a natural childbirth. You can work with your doctor to determine if they are the right choice for you during your postpartum recovery.

Postpartum Waist Trainer

Many women find that a waist trainer after pregnancy provides them with both the physical support and emotional comfort that they need during this time of transition and change. Known also as a post-pregnancy abdominal binder, the postpartum waist trainer works to speed up the healing process while simultaneously providing your body with support during your recovery. 

A postpartum waist trainer provides many benefits, such as:

  • Offering gentle support to your body as it heals after childbirth.
  • Smoothing and shaping your waistline, allowing you to uncover the beauty in your new body and to feel confident in the woman you are becoming. 

The Marena postpartum waist trainer is one of the few that can be worn all day long in the days and weeks following natural childbirth. You will want to work with your doctor to determine if this product is right for you and when it would be a good time to begin wearing a waist trainer after pregnancy. 

Postpartum Body Shaper

Postpartum Shaper Shorts

Many women are anxious to bounce back after pregnancy, and that is very understandable. For nine months, your body has undergone constant changes, and while that transformation has been powerful, it’s only natural to want to feel the same way that you did prior to becoming pregnant. 

While you will notice many differences in your postpartum body, it's important to know that there are compression garments available that will not only help you recover your look but also will offer support to expedite the healing process. One of the best postpartum compression garments is the postpartum body shaper. This innovative compression garment works to smooth and shape your body while also giving your body the support it needs to heal properly.

You may benefit from the postpartum body shaper if:

  • You are looking for a postpartum compression garment that will smooth and shape your belly, hips, waist and thighs. This compression garment extends from just below the bra line down to the middle of the thigh area, offering comprehensive support.
  • You need a compression garment that will support your body as it heals. The postpartum body shaper gently encourages your abdominal muscles to retain their former shape and works to lift your pelvic floor muscles.

You should work with your doctor in order to determine if this compression garment will provide you with the support you need during this time.

Wrap Around Bra

Wrap Bra

From the moment you found out you were pregnant; you probably noticed seismic shifts in the shape of your breasts. Those changes do not stop after you give birth, in fact, your breasts immediately transform in the moments following delivery. As your milk comes in, and you adapt to the experience of breastfeeding, you may find that you need additional support. 

The wrap around bra compression garment not only works to provide you with support and comfort during this time, but it also helps to shape your breasts. This can be critical to helping you feel confident, comfortable and relaxed as you work to feed your child and adjust to the role of being a nursing mother.

This postpartum compression garment helps to:

  • Smooth, lift and shape your breasts. In a time when everything feels new and different, compression garments can help you feel confident and comfortable.
  • Support your breastfeeding goals. The shape and style of this compression garment makes it easy for you to nurse your baby on demand.
  • While you may or may not be breastfeeding, the changes in your breasts can be uncomfortable and even painful. Compression may help manage that pain and discomfort.


The wrap around bra is available in many sizes, allowing you to get the garment that fits your new body perfectly. You may find that this garment complements other compression garments in our line, giving you comprehensive support during the months following childbirth. 

Wrap Cami Top

Marena Wrap Around Cami Top

If you are wearing a postpartum waist trainer or postpartum compression leggings, you may find that the wrap cami top is an additional garment that will help you during the days and weeks following childbirth. This top, which features an innovative keyhole back and extends throughout the entire torso, will not only help with shaping your body and lifting your breasts but also will provide the gentle support and comfort that you need to feel confident. 

This is quickly becoming one of the most requested medical grade compression garments, largely because of its many innovative features. The wrap cami top can help you with:

  • Shaping your body and training your waist in the weeks following childbirth.
  • Lifting and supporting your breasts as you navigate your breastfeeding journey along with your baby.
  • Offering targeted compression throughout the entire day that speeds up your body's natural healing process.

The wrap cami top may be an ideal option for you if you had a natural delivery. Work with your doctor to determine when this product will benefit you during your postpartum recovery process.

As you adjust to your new life after giving birth, and you work through your postpartum journey, it's important to know that there are postpartum compression garment options available to you. You can work with your doctor in order to determine which products might provide you with the support you need as you navigate this stage of life. 

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