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No Stress, Easy Prep

Do you have your hysterectomy scheduled? Don’t stress about what you need for recovery. We put all the essentials together for you in the Hysterectomy Prep Set.

The Hysterectomy Prep Set contains:

  • (1) Perfect Pocket Abdominal Binder
  • (1) set of cool packs
  • (1) Silky Sac
  • (1) pair of mesh panties
  • (1) digital eBook – Your Hysterectomy Guide

Relieve some stress and save money at the same time. The Hysterectomy Prep Set will come packaged all together in a canvas bag making it easy to gift to yourself or a loved one.

You can save 20% off the order of a Hysterectomy Prep Set using the code BE21 before completing checkout.

Be kind to yourself,
Bluebird Sisters(tm)

 

Perfect Combo

Did you know that you can the Cold Pack Pouch with the Abdominal Binder?

It’s a great solution for going back to work, or resuming daily activities. When your belly is feeling tired and tender, just slide the cold pack pouch right in! It keeps the direct chill off your tender tummy, but helps provide relief. Watch the video below to see how easy it is to use both products together.

How to wear Abdominal Binder with Cold Pack Pouch.mp4 from Bluebird Sisters on Vimeo.

Be kind to yourself,
Bluebird Sisters(tm)

What can I do about my swelly belly?

Question: What can I do about my swelly belly?

Swelly Belly

Note: If your tummy becomes hot, red, or painful, please call your doctor. This is NOT normal and NOT part of the normal post-op swelling. Report any unusual symptoms, or anything that you’re not comfortable to your doctor immediately. Keep your incisions dry and covered according to your doctor’s instructions. 

One of the challenging aspects of having abdominal surgery is post-op swelling of the abdomen. It can occur in any type of abdominal procedure: open abdominal, laparoscopic, robotic hysterectomy, tummy tuck, hernia repair and even c-section.

Trauma to your abdominal tissues, gasses used during surgery, and/or fluids collecting in the tissues cause your swollen tummy.

You may think keeping everything away from your tender belly is the answer, but..

Gentle compression is often the answer.

Compression after a laparoscopic or open abdominal surgery, myomectomy, appendectomy, hernias, csection, or tummy tuck is helpful to your recovery! Compression aides to reduce recovery time.

Binders support your tummy and back, allowing you to move with less pain and greater mobility. Additionally, abdominal binders provide incision support, help prevent tearing, and make it easier to get out of bed, move and walk.

And, yes, a binder is great for both horizontal and vertical incisions, as well as for minimally invasive surgery.

Products for gentle compression

Finally, the good news is that there are products made just for your belly.

Perfect Pocket Binder has a pocket for an ice pack (2 cold/heat packs come with this binder) for the early days of recovery, providing ice pack to your tender belly.

Abdominal binder is another specifically shaped binder for women with a simple velcro closure to adjust sizing. These are worn under clothing and they have darts to shape the product to minimize the binder from moving or rolling as you sit, stand and move around.

Post-op Panty (abdominal surgery) or the C-Panty (csection specific) provides gentle compression and support as you are preparing to get on with your life and is worn as underwear, under your regular clothing.

Hopefully, your swelly belly will go away soon enough and you can ease back into your activities with the help of the gentle compression. Always consult your personal doctor for specific health needs you experience.

Be kind to yourself,
Bluebird Sisters(tm)