About Us & FAQs
..unwrapping the Secrets of the Belly Wrap
What is a Post Pregnancy Belly Wrap?
A Post Pregnancy Belly Wrap is something that women from all over the world have been using for centuries to help with their recovery after birth, specifically within the first six weeks. Belly Wraps help flatten and firm a new mums tummy, redefine their waistline, reduce bloating caused by water retention in the abdominal area, assist with the repositioning and shrinking of the uterus and to help improve their posture and support their core.
Why is the best time to use the Belly Wrap within the first 6 weeks post pregnancy?
In the six weeks following the birth, whether the birth is natural or by cesarean, a woman's body goes through a significant recovery and healing process. Belly Wraps have been used for centuries and by women all over world to help shrink and reposition their uterus after birth, as well as to reduce bloating in the abdominal area caused by water retention. Belly Wraps are also used to provide additional support to the abdominal area and core muscles to help improve posture and reduce strain in the lower back and to help heal any abdominal muscle separation.
But in saying that, a Belly Wrap can most definitely be worn well after six weeks, or in fact can be worn by those who are not pregnant, but the results will ne less obvious.
Can I use a Belly Wrap if I have had a Caesarian delivery?
We would also ask you to check in with your Obstetrician, but yes, most definitely. The Vespa & The Ladybird Belly Wrap encourages your tummy to remember how it was pre preggie, as well as supporting your core muscles and your overall posture, so there shouldn't be a reason why you cannot use a Belly Wrap.
How tight should I wear the Wrap?
Well, this is where common sense comes into play. Wearing the Vespa & The Ladybird Belly Wrap should help with your recovery, not hinder it. So although you should wear the wrap firmly for maximum results, it still needs to be comfortable. You should still be able to easily move about and sit whilst wearing it. If the wrap doesn’t feel comfortable and it feels too tight, then please loosen it – you should find after a couple of days of wearing your wrap at its optimal firmness that it will feel like a second skin.
When should I start using it?
For maximum benefit, we recommend that you begin using your Vespa & The Ladybird Belly Wrap within 24-48 hours after the birth of your baby and then continue to wear it for as many hours as you can throughout the day and night. As a first time mum you may still be coming to terms with the experience of labour and meeting your new baby that it may take you a few days longer to feel ready to start wearing your wrap - and that is totally okay. Be guided by how you are feeling as no two women's experiences are the same.
Can I wear my Vespa & The Ladybird Belly Wrap whilst I am pregnant?
One word, NO! One of the greatest things about being pregnant is that you can embrace your growing tummy!! Please do not use any abdominal binds whilst you are pregnant; the Vespa & The Ladybird Belly Wrap is not intended for you to use it in this way.
How do I know what size Belly Wrap is right for me?
As we all know, women come in all different shapes and sizes. The great thing about our wraps is that the core is made out from a polyester/lyrca blend, so not only are they lightweight and discrete; but they will contour and mould to the shape of your body and with our extra generous Velcro strip, you can adjust it as your tummy shrinks allowing you to continue to use the wrap as your body slims down.
In helping you choose the perfect size Belly Wrap for you, or for someone else as a gift, we have put together a Sizing Chart for you.
Who is Vespa & The Ladybird?
Vespa & The Ladybird Pty Ltd manufactures and retails the Vespa & The Ladybird Post Pregnancy Recovery Belly Wraps.
Kim Vespa is the brainchild behind the brand. Based in Melbourne Australia, Kim is the mother of two who found her niche and happily swapped her career in the corporate boardroom for a career in the Shapewear business.
Rewind to 2009 when she was trying to find a local Belly Wrap supplier - and couldn't, Kim set out to design and manufacture her own line of Post Pregnancy Belly Wraps - making them accessible and affordable to all new mothers and allowing them to experience the benefits that centuries and centuries of women beforehand have experienced, and thus in 2009, Vespa & The Ladybird was born.
Vespa & The Ladybird is now the market leader in Post Pregnancy Shapewear.
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