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Will my hospital give me a pocket binder?

Will my hospital give me a pocket binder?

You can get the Pocket Abdominal Binder only from the Hysterectomy Store. 

This question, also, gives us a chance to tell you the history behind this special binder. The Hysterectomy Store (previously named HysterSisters Store) has sold binders almost 20 years. Back in those days we found a product we called the Belly Band – that was a band with a gel inside that was activated with water. Although it was nicely cold for tender bellies, it was also wet! And so, we determined to find a way to give women the benefit of the binder while also adding a cold pack for the benefits of cold (or warm!) against incisions and overall tender, sore tummy without the wet factor.

In developing a prototype, we actually took one of our specially designed binders – and added a pocket – sewing it on Kathy’s (founder of HysterSisters) kitchen table. Wa-la! We ended up having to redesign the shape of the 6″ binder slightly for the pocket binder – because of the added shape of the pocket with the ice pack – and it worked! Then we called the manufacturer and sent the prototype to them. “Yes,” they said. They could produce them. A few trial and errors later, we had the pocket binder in stock – and we named it the Perfect Pocket Abdominal binder – because, well, we think its perfect!

Read more about the Pocket Binder!

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Help for your Tummy

Recovering from a hysterectomy doesn’t have to be painful. Adding gentle compression throughout the day along with an ice pack is the way to help your tender tummy.

Check out our specially designed and handmade tummy pillow is fabulous, fun fabrics. Our tummy pillows are made with a pocket to hold an ice pack gently against your belly when you need it the most.

Read more about the Pocket Tummy Pillow for your hysterectomy recovery.

Choose your fabric and receive 2 cold packs with your tummy pillow.


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We love the Tummy Pocket Pillow

Not only does the Tummy Pocket Pillow come in handy during your hysterectomy recovery – but they come in fun, exciting fabric color choices to encourage you and hopefully – make you smile.

We regularly get in new fabric choices – but they do sell out quickly. If you see one that you want, grab it before it is sold out. We never know if the fabric choices will be repeated again – or not!

How important are pillows to surgery recovery?

Pillows are an important aspect of your hysterectomy recovery and other surgeries like C-section, tummy tuck, hernia repairs. It is recommended that you hold a small pillow (like our Pocket Pillow) over your incision as you cough or sneeze which provides support to your tender belly. Additionally, place a small pillow between your tender incision area and the seatbelt on any car ride to make a safer and more comfortable car ride. We suggest leaving a pillow in the car for this purpose. Once you are at home, your tummy pillow can also be used to prevent pets and small children from bumping your incisions.

Why does this pillow have a pocket?

The pocket on the Hysterectomy Pocket Pillow is to hold an ice pack or a heated pack for your comfort against your tender abdominal incision/s. Our Pocket Pillow comes with 2 cold/hot packs. We send you two so you have one to use while the other is in the freezer or being warmed in the microwave. When this particular tummy pillow was developed, the HysterSisters let us know they were using our cold/hot packs between them and their pillow. “Genius!” we thought! And so, our next generation of tummy pillow added the pocket for the cold/hot packs.

How do I wash my Pocket Pillow?

Remove inserted pillow from the cover. Wash the cover and the pillow separately in cold water, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low or hang to dry.

What is the pillow made from?

The pillow insert is 100% polyester fiberfill. The Pocket Pillow cover is 100% cotton.

What is the Pocket Pillow size?

The Hysterectomy Pocket Pillow is approximately 13″ x 13″. The cover is handmade and may vary slightly in exact sizes.

You are out of my favorite fabric. Will it be back in stock?

Our fabric choices change regularly based on current availability from our vendor. Once a fabric choice is out of stock, we may not see it again. Order your favorite when you see it – as we have no way of knowing how long it will remain in inventory!

Who makes the Pocket Pillow for Hysterectomy Recovery?

The Pocket Pillow was designed specifically for the Hysterectomy Store by women who understand the comfort requirements after a hysterectomy. They are handmade by seamstresses in the USA.

Each pillow comes with 2 cold, hot packs to freeze or warm as you need. Read more about the Tummy Pocket Pillow.


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