After going through pregnancy and birth, the abdominal muscles, ligaments and connective tissue have stretched out and weakened. To effectively recondition the midsection, splinting and correct core exercises (ReCORE Program) should be done. Splinting brings the outer abs close together, holding the abdominal muscles in the correct position so that the connective tissue and muscles can heal correctly allowing diastasis recti or abdominal separation to heal.
Most women have some degree of abdominal separation from pregnancy, if you do not, wearing the FITsplint will still help compress and allow the muscles to return to its proper length while doing correct core exercises to strengthen the muscles and connective tissue.
Watch VIDEO - Do I have abdominal separation or diastasis recti?
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"I wore the FITsplint from @MomBodFitness while I was pregnant (and post-partum) and I loved it! Highly recommended! "– @KatieRUNSthis
"Just got my splint in the mail today and LOVE it! Thank you sooo much. I've had 4 different kinds of splints and they dig into my skin and bunch up terribly. Yours are sooo soft and comfy and stay in place. What a relief to finally find a good splint!" -Jennifer
"I am so very thrilled with my postnatal FITsplint, that I had to stop by and thank you for your amazing design! Also for the fast shipping! ;) I had tried every other type of splint I could find or make for diastasis recti, but this is IT!!! I LOVE the stretchy but firm fabric, and how it DOESN'T MOVE even when I'm wrangling a sweet wiggly baby boy, or tossing around trying to get comfy in bed! :) I'm so excited about your business and will be promoting the FITsplint as much as I can! :) Can't wait to try the pregnancy FITsplint whenever I have another baby! I feel SO blessed to have found your site...THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK TO HELP MOMS!" :D -Blessings, Lindsay :D
"The Post-natal FITsplint is the real deal. What a great splint!" - Dee
Machine wash cold on gentle cycle and hang dry
Contains silicone, nylon and breathable neoprene
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Wearing the FITsplint is similar to an ankle brace after a sprain. It may not be the most fun to wear, but can help speed up the healing process by holding the muscle and tissue in the correct position while protecting it from further stress or strain. Correct abdominal exercises help increase blood flow to the tissue to promote healing and should be done while wearing the FITsplint.
The FITsplint is not a corset. The FITsplint should be worn snug but not so tight that you cannot breath comfortably.
The FITsplint is not intended to cover the entire midsection top to bottom. It is designed to splint the abdominal muscles effectively between the ribs and hip bones. Material is flexible so the body can still move through a proper range of motion and be worn during daily activities and exercise.
FOR BEST RESULTS
The Post-Natal FITsplint should be worn up to 4-6 weeks while doing the ReCORE program or corrective exercises so that connective tissue can heal properly.
The material will stretch a little over time. If you are inbetween sizes, go for the smaller size.
**If you are currently pregnant and want to buy the Post-Natal FITsplint ahead of time, buy a size larger than your pre-pregnancy waist.
Product is shipped USPS Priority (3-5 business days in U.S).
We only ship inside the U.S. and Canada at this time.
Other international orders should be placed through Figure8Maternity
The FITsplint may be returned/exchanged within 30 days of purchase if product has not been worn. Used products cannot be refunded.
If you need to exchange a size, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you are exchanging. Send FITsplint back to return address with a note in box requesting correct size. After FITsplint is received, the correct FITsplint will be shipped out the next business day.
If you wish to return the product, please contact email@example.com to let us know you are returning a product. Include a note in the box that it is a return. Once the product is received in unused condition, customer will receive full refund (except shipping costs) within 3 business days.
How to wear the FITsplint
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How is the FITsplint different from other post-natal belly bands, belts or supports?
Some post natal wraps are too tall or too stiff for proper fitting and comfort. The FITsplint is purposely shorter to fit inbetween the ribs and hip bones and more effectively pull the outer abs close together. The FITsplint has an inside silicone stray to help it stay in place. The FITsplint is fully adjustable meaning you will get a secure and proper fit that you need. It is also flexible so you can move through a proper range of motion (stiff supports are for back injuries) The FITsplint's unique design allows material to crossover (splint) without the material overlapping.
Read popular post, "Splinting vs Post-natal belt"
What is splinting and should I wear the FITsplint?
Splinting is a crossover technique (similar to taping) used to help bring the rectus abdominal muscles together. Women who are immediately post-partum or women with abdominal separation 2 fingerwidths or larger can benefit from wearing the FITsplint, even if it has been 30+ years since having a baby. By wearing the splint and strengthening the muscles correctly, women can improve or fix their Diastasis and strengthen the core at the same time. The splint helps hold the rectus abdominus muscles in the correct position, allowing the connective tissue to heal. Correct abdominal exercises help strengthen the core and increase blood flow to the tissue to promote healing.
How do I know if I have Abdominal Separation or Diastasis Recti?
Find out by watching the VIDEO and check for the separation yourself!
I've heard that wearing a support or splint can make my muscles weaker? If the material was stiff (like a corset) and worn for several months without doing exercises, possibly. But we designed the FITsplint material to be flexible so it does not do all the work of the core muscles and is comfortable through full range of motion. Abdominal separation will heal faster when it is held in the correct position. The purpose of the FITsplint is to keep the abdominal muscles and tissue close together for optimal healing and prevent further stress on the weakened/stretched out tissue. Wearing the FITsplint will not strengthen the muscles which is why the ReCORE program should be done at the same time. The Post-Natal FITsplint should be worn for up to 4-6 weeks to help heal the connective tissue.
What causes the "Belly Bulge" ?
There are several contributors...abdominal separation (Diastasis Recti), stretched out core muscles, weak core muscles, external belly fat, excessive bloating and internal visceral fat.
Can I just wear the FITsplint to fix my Diastasis?
The FITsplint will hold the muscles and tissue in the correct position (similar to taping an ankle) making the exercises more effective and speeding the healing process -however, the FITsplint is not going to strengthen the weak and stretched out muscles! Correct abdominal exercise increases blood flow to the area to promote healing. A woman will get the best results by doing both at the same time. If the core isn't strengthened, it is easier for the diastasis to reoccur and worsen with each pregnancy or over time.
By doing the ReCORE program and wearing the FITsplint, will my belly fat melt away?
The best way to lose excess belly fat is by healthy eating habits, cardio and strength training combined. The ReCORE program focuses solely on strength training and reconditioning weak core muscles that contribute to the "Belly Bulge." Strength training will burn fat, but not necessarily from the area of the body that you would like. Spot reducing is a myth. The main focus of the program is to re-strengthen the abdominal muscles and other core areas (pelvic floor, back, glutes and postural muscles) as needed.
I had a c-section, can I wear the FITsplint?
Always check with your doctor. It is recommended to wear the FITsplint after your incision has healed (approx 6 weeks). However the FITsplint is typically worn above the incision, so some women have been able to wear it a little earlier without it bothering the scar.