Pregnancy is no easy task. Expectant moms deal with hormones that change by the second and a body that seemingly does too–not to mention the physical toll of labor and delivery. That’s why Pumps for Mom is looking out for new moms with postpartum compression products designed to support recovery from pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Learn more about how postpartum compression may help your body recover and which postpartum compression products may be right for you. 


Postpartum compression products are different from shapewear

Most women today are familiar with shapewear products. Likewise, most women associate these garments with memories of scratchy, tight, and uncomfortable outfits worn for the shortest amount of time possible. Thankfully, postpartum compression products differ from common shapewear in many important ways. 

While shapewear is designed to slim the appearance of women’s bodies with uncomfortable and temporary shaping support, compression products are designed specifically for women who have recently had a baby and promote comfortable healing after labor and delivery. Postpartum compression should be manufactured with materials that are breathable, gentle on the skin, and will not irritate any sensitive areas, like C-section scars, after delivery. While shapewear is designed to make women look good without much thought into making women feel good, postpartum compression products offer new moms the best of both worlds so they can look good and feel good after pregnancy.

Postpartum compression products are designed for moms’ unique delivery experiences

Every mom experiences pregnancy, labor, and delivery differently, which is why many postpartum compression products differ slightly in designs to best suit moms’ unique delivery experiences. Compression products for a natural delivery, for example, should be more focused on stabilizing loose ligaments, reducing pain and discomfort in the back and abdomen, and improving circulation to reduce swelling. Postpartum recovery garments for C-sections, on the other hand, have a slightly different design to reduce pressure and protect the surgical incision, promote better circulation, and minimize overall discomfort. As 32% of U.S. births are now by C-section, these distinct postpartum recovery garments are becoming increasingly essential in moms recovering safely and quickly.

Not all compression products are made equally

Although postpartum compression products are designed to help new moms bounce back from pregnancy, labor, and delivery, these products are not created equal. Many lower-quality postpartum recovery garments are designed with fabric that is not breathable, have stitching or materials that can irritate sensitive areas, like C-section scars, or do not support the right parts of a new mom’s body. The best postpartum compression products are designed with seamless support panels to help the most sensitive areas of the body recover, made with breathable fabric to keep mom comfortable, and created with input from doctors and nurses to be sure moms experience the best recovery possible.

Compression products aren’t limited to postpartum

Great news for moms who are currently pregnant and dealing with too many aches and pains to count–you don’t have to wait until after delivery to find relief! While postpartum compression is designed to promote recovery and reduce swelling and pain, maternity support products can help moms experience relief from discomfort and pressure during the toughest weeks of pregnancy. Well-designed pregnancy support products offer adjustable back support that can be used throughout many months of pregnancy to relieve pressure on the hips, back, pelvis, and sciatic nerves. These pregnancy support bands are not designed to change or shape expectant moms’ bodies, but rather provide functional support and comfort that can easily be worn under clothes. 

No one ever said being a mom is easy, but maternity support bands and postpartum recovery garments may make all those trips to the nursery a little more comfortable.


You’ve got enough to worry about with a new baby at home – let Pumps for Mom look out for you as you bounce back from pregnancy and delivery. Did you know that many insurance plans cover postpartum recovery products? Thankfully, this isn’t breaking news to the Pumps for Mom team. Our simple process makes it easy for new moms to receive an insurance covered postpartum compression product at little to no cost out of pocket. Learn more about postpartum compression and maternity support products available through insurance, and give your post-pregnancy body a head-start towards recovery.