Wondering what to wear after you give birth? You’re not alone mama. Even though it may seem like something that it’s not as important as everything else. Something that you may put in the back burner of your pregnancy to do list. Knowing what to wear postpartum will help you heal faster, help you be comfortable and feel good.
Giving birth is an amazing experience, it’s something truly out of this world. Whether you give birth vaginbally or via C-section, it’s a magical experience. That being said, it is also painful! So these postpartum tips are going to be so beneficial to you.
I’m sharing the things that has helped me during my postpartum time. What clothes to wear to make postpartum more manageable. Postpartum is already hard enough, so you need to wear clothes that are going to help you feel less uncomfortable and more pretty.
What should you wear after giving birth?
Wear comfortable and loose clothing. Clothes that makes you feel good and look good for that self esteem boost.
So, here’s a list of what to wear postpartum.
9 things to wear after you give birth
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After you give birth, you cannot put any pressure on your stomach, specially if you just had a C-section. Flowy dresses are for the win. They fit good, you look good and they are super comfortable. Wearing a maxi dress gives you wiggle room to breathe and gives your body the space it needs to heal.
here are few of my favorites:
2. Postpartum underwear
Right after giving birth, you are going to need to wear a pad. This is because you are going to bleed immediately after birth. You will bleed for a couple of weeks, so having postpartum underwear is truly a must. They are comfortable, fit your large pads and are soft.
High waist underwear are great for not putting pressure on your incision while you’re still healing from a c-section.
Here are great postpartum underwear options:
Don’t we all love to wear leggings? I know I do, they are just so comfortable to wear and easy to move in. Leggings or joggers are great to wear postpartum because they are not too tight on you. It gives you room to breathe. Make sure you buy leggings or joggers a size up because you are not going to fit into your pre pregnancy leggings. Well at least for now.
4.Comfy shirts/ easy to nurse in
If you’re planning on nursing, then a good and pretty nursing top should be in your closet. They make it easy for you to nurse your newborn while still being stylish and cute.
5. Sweat pants
Wearing sweatpants are perfect for when you’re home, getting things done, taking care of your baby. You need to be comfortable, specially in the first couple of weeks while you still recover from childbirth.
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Here are comfy sweatpants:
I love rompers, they are so chic and stylish and yet so comfortable for you to wear postpartum. If you’re having friends and family over and want to look more put together. These rompers are great for that. They fit loose which is great for healing.
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Great romper options:
7. Nursing nightgowns
Waking up in the middle of the night to breastfeed or bottle feed is not going to be easy. You are still recovering from childbirth, trying to heal properly and are now sleep deprived. Wearing something comfy and cozy to sleep in and that is easy for you to nurse is a win!
8. Nursing bras
Staying with the nursing topic, you need to wear a nursing bra. It’s helpful to breastfeed more easily and you’ll be more comfortable. Nursing bras are also great because they have the right fit. If your bra is too tight they can press on your breasts and you may get plugged ducks.
“A plugged (or blocked) duct is an area of the breast where milk flow is obstructed. The nipple pore may be blocked” (source)
9. Postpartum wrap/band
Another thing to wear after you give birth is a belly band! This is something that I wore after I gave birth to my kids. If you had a c-section it will help you support and align your abdominal muscles. Of course you can also wear a belly band if you had a vaginal birth.
10. Comfy slippers
Let’s face it, right after birth you’ll be at home most of the time. Taking care of your newborn and adjusting to life with a newborn baby. Why not be comfortable? Comfy slippers are a great way to stay comfy at home and enjoying your new mommy life. These slippers do not to be ugly or boring, here are a few of my favorites!
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Words of encouragement for moms in postpartum stage
You are doing an amazing job taking care of your baby or babies. You are doing a great job adjust to this new life. Remember to put your health first and take your postpartum healing seriously. It will take some time for you to start feeling like yourself again. It may take some time to get used to the sleep deprivation, how hard it is to take care of a newborn and how little time you have for yourself.
But, you are strong and you will get through this. I know you will. Enjoy the beautiful newborn stage. You are blessed mama.