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!
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