Girdles, binding, corsets, whatever you want to call it, this is a trend that is hot right now to help get the body back into shape after giving birth. Although if you look back, it is something that has been going on for centuries. In some cultures it is tradition to firmly wrap a woman’s midsection after giving birth to reduce swelling and to help tighten overstretched muscles, it aids in the healing process. In this decade, pressure to get our pre-baby bodies back and stars are turning to drastic measures to make it happen. Jessica Alba said that she wore a double corset day and night for three months to get her body back, and it worked. When I got home from the hospital I wore the baboosh from Brooke Burke. I’m not going to lie, it was extremely uncomfortable. I did not wear it every day, I tried to keep it on for a while in the mornings and then I would try to sleep with it at night, but that didn’t always happen. I do however think it really helps. I noticed my belly shrink. I do have to attribute some of the weight shed to breastfeeding as well. I think the combination was wonderful. While my belly slowly went down, once I was cleared to workout I started with some post-natal exercises because I wanted to tone it up. Your body is supposed to change after you have a baby. It took over nine months to get that way and it will take that and then some to get back and it doesn’t always go back. While I have to admit I was a little stressed over how I had some extra skin, everytime I looked at my baby girl I realized that I had just created life. My body would eventually go back, but if I obsessed about it too much I would miss out on the wonderful moments with my little girl, so I let it run its course and stopped stressing and started enjoying. By breastfeeding, eating right, exercising with moderations and wearing my little baboosh my pre-baby body returned and I didn’t miss out on a thing!