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And don’t forget this abdominal binder

We know you are scurrying around looking for everything you might need for your hysterectomy recovery.

We know!

Believe us – we know!

Before you head to the hospital, we invite you to learn about our abdominal binder – and why its so helpful to your hysterectomy recovery.

You see, binders provide support directly to your tummy and back, allowing you to move with less pain and greater mobility.  Compression may sound uncomfortable but the truth is, gentle compression provides you support and comfort.

Read more about the abdominal binder and its unique features for your hysterectomy incisions – and your belly!

P.S. Also, check out our Pocket Hysterectomy Binder for added relief with cold/heat packs.

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You Will Need a Tummy Pillow

You’ll need a tummy pillow – Hysterectomy Recovery Tip

You’ve probably heard from other women about the need for a tummy pillow after your hysterectomy. But you may wonder “why?”.

The tummy pillow is used from the first day, supporting your abdomen when you cough or sneeze. You place it between you and the seatbelt on your ride home from the hospital. In bed or lounging on the couch, you will use this pillow to support your tummy as you lay on your side.

In other words, the tummy will be your constant companion for a while. It comforts and protects your tummy.

We’ve added a pocket to the tummy pillow to hold a cold pack. This provide extra comfort with an ice pack against your tender, swollen incision.

Our customers love the Pocket Tummy Pillow. We think you will, too!

 

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Move Walk Slowly But Keep Moving

Move and walk slowly, but keep moving – Hysterectomy Recovery Tip

Right after your hysterectomy you will likely want to rest. And resting is a good idea!  But, staying still too long can lead to serious, and even life-threatening complications. As you are resting, it is important to get up and move regularly. Your body heals while it is resting but your body also needs to regain strength.

As your activity level is restricted during the first few weeks, regularly take a walk around your house. As you get up to go to the bathroom, take a few laps around your house. Refresh your water. Take a stroll to the mailbox if its near your house. Know that slowly moving is a good thing for your swollen, sore body.

There are several benefits to walking soon after your hysterectomy.  Walking can help treat constipation. Walking can also rid your body of gas that is trapped in your body after laparoscopic surgery.

Your stamina will increase along with your walking as you add slow activity to your hysterectomy recovery.

Of course, to help your tender tummy, we suggest an abdominal binder or a pocket abdominal binder (with ice packs) to help you to feel more comfortable as you move. Find both in the Hysterectomy Store.

 

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