By Emilie Le Beau, McClatchy-Tribune
Celebrity new moms make weight loss look easy. Supermodel Adriana Lima gave birth in November 2009 and then hit the catwalks in early 2010. Ashlee Simpson Wentz had a similar story, she gave birth in November 2008 and soon appeared super slender in “Melrose Place” promos.
A new batch of celebrity moms are experiencing weight loss difficulty and candidly sharing their stories. Kendra Wilkinson Baskett shared her post-baby body frustrations on her reality show “Kendra,” while others like Kortney Kardashian admit needing the help of belly bands.
Compression belly bands are worn immediately after giving birth and are meant to reduce uterine swelling and abdominal bloating caused by water retention.
The Original Belly Bandit is an abdominal compression wrap meant to be worn up to eight weeks post-delivery. The band is meant to be worn tightly and closes with Velcro. It can be worn day and night and is made with 75 percent polyester and 25 percent lycra.
The band is hand-wash only and the drying process may take up to 12 hours. Sizing is based on the size of the stomach during the eighth month of pregnancy. Women may shrink out of a size and need to purchase a smaller size.
Available in white, black, or nude. Made in the US, $45.95 at BellyBandit.com or 1-888-80- BELLY. Also available in maternity boutiques, a store locator is available at BellyBandit.com.