ULTIMATE POST-NATAL RECOVERY
-Splints abdominal separation or diastasis recti without restricting range of motion or breathing patterns.
-Non slip material to help keep splint in place
-Fully adjustable for custom fit
-Flexible & Slim
-5 ReCORE Exercises Included!
After pregnancy, women are dealing with some degree of abdominal separation and weak core muscles and tissue. The fascia is trying to heal after pregnancy. For optimal recovery, it's recommend to wear the FITsplint postpartum for 4-6 weeks WHILE doing progressive inner core exercises. The FITsplint includes 5 ReCORE exercises to get women started. The full 6 week ReCORE program is available separately.
Product can be worn against undershirt instead of direct skin.
Machine wash cold on gentle cycle, tumble dry low or hang dry.
Made from silicone, nylon and breathable neoprene
*Skin irritations or allergic reactions from silicone or neoprene are possible but rare
SIZING - current post-natal jean size
*See measurements below for most accurate sizing
Post-Natal Small 0-6 jeans
Post-Natal Medium 6-12 jeans
Post-Natal Large 14-20 jeans
"How to wear FITsplint"
" I really like the FITsplint. I wish I would have started wearing it sooner. It really helped me feel more stable & like I could move around normally. It was comfortable & easy to adjust..." - ReCORE client
"I can't say enough good things. I really liked the support it gave. It was extremely comfortable." - Laura, ReCORE Client
"I wore the FITsplint from @MomBodFitness while I was pregnant (and post-partum) and I loved it! Highly recommended! "– @KatieRUNSthis
"The Post-natal FITsplint is the real deal. What a great splint!" - Dee
"The FITsplint was the best of all the splints I've tried, and I've tried them all." -Online ReCORE client
"Just got my splint in the mail today and LOVE it! Thank you sooo much. I've had 4 different kinds of splints and they dig into my skin and bunch up terribly. Yours are sooo soft and comfy and stay in place. What a relief to finally find a good splint!" -Jennifer
"I am so very thrilled with my postnatal FITsplint, that I had to stop by and thank you for your amazing design! Also for the fast shipping! ;) I had tried every other type of splint I could find or make for diastasis recti, but this is IT!!! I LOVE the stretchy but firm fabric, and how it DOESN'T MOVE even when I'm wrangling a sweet wiggly baby boy, or tossing around trying to get comfy in bed! :) I'm so excited about your business and will be promoting the FITsplint as much as I can! :) Can't wait to try the pregnancy FITsplint whenever I have another baby! I feel SO blessed to have found your site...THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK TO HELP MOMS!" :D -Blessings, Lindsay :D
"I thoroughly enjoyed your [ReCORE} program and definitely gained strength and function! I also loved the FITsplint. It was so comfortable that I felt better wearing it than not wearing it. I especially love using it while I exercise."
-Sabrina, ReCORE client
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TIPS FOR WEAR
Recommended to wear postpartum:
INBETWEEN SIZES? By a size larger. The FITsplint will still adjust fairly small.
How do I know if I have Abdominal Separation or Diastasis Recti?
Find out by watching the VIDEO and check for the separation yourself!
WANT TO BUY POST-NATAL SIZE AHEAD OF TIME? Not sure what size will fit you immediately postpartum? Our recommendation is to wait until you deliver and then measure or buy a size LARGER than your typical (non-pregnant) waist size. If you typically are a post-small, get a post-med to fit right after delivery.
How tight should I wear the FITsplint? A snug fit is sufficient! The FITsplint does not need to be pulled extremely tight to be effective. Pulling too tight can make the material roll easier, it can also interfere with breathing patterns. You should be able to take normal breaths with the FITsplint on.
My FITsplint isn't staying in place as well as it did before. Dry skin flakes can affect the silicone. It is recommended to keep the skin moisturized or wipe the silicone with a damp cloth as needed.
How is the FITsplint different from other post-natal belly bands, belts or supports?
Because of the flexible yet supportive material, the FITsplint does not restrict breathing patterns or range of motion.
Some post natal wraps are too tall or too stiff for proper fitting and comfort and provide excessive support and unnecessary restrictive motion to the spine. The FITsplint is purposely shorter to fit inbetween the ribs and hip bones and more effectively pull the outer abs close together without too much compression. The FITsplint has 2 straps and is fully adjustable meaning you will get a secure and proper fit that you need. It is also flexible so you can move through a proper range of motion (stiff supports are for back injuries) The FITsplint's unique design allows material to crossover (splint) without the material overlapping.
Who can benefit the most from the FITsplint?
Women who are immediately postpartum (within 3 months) or women within 2 years postpartum that have abdominal separation 2 fingerwidths or larger can benefit from using the FITsplint 4-6 weeks while reconditioning their core (ReCORE). By doing both, women provide the best environment for tissue to shorten and strengthen. Correct abdominal exercises help strengthen the core and increase blood flow to the tissue as well.The FITsplint is used temporarily postpartum to help support, splint and load the stretched out muscles and tissue. Splinting is beneficial when used correctly with progressive corrective exercise.
Who can benefit from ReCORE?
Every mom! While splinting is recommended for some, ReCORE is recommended for every mom..even 15+ years post. It is never too late to recondition the inner core muscles and improve activation, coordination, stability, function and strength.
Let's be real here..no magic promises...
So what should be my fitness goals postpartum?
The focus of ReCORE and the FITsplint is to provide the best environment to recondition the core fully to the best of its ability (not promise a diastasis fix) Moms are weak in 4 core areas postpartum. Often times, postpartum programs stick to basic TVA exercises and do not prepare moms for typical gym workouts. Moms need to recondition the core fully (abs, back, pelvic floor, posture, glutes) whether there is a separation or not. Splinting is helpful to a certain point. Once the tissue stops responding, the core is functioning well and is stronger, splinting is NOT needed or helpful anymore. That is why ReCORE is only 6 weeks and the FITsplint is only used for 4-6 weeks. Some may need a little longer, but most ReCORE clients can recondition their core well in 6 weeks or enough to understand how to move on to their favorite exercises again and stop splinting.
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Will my diastasis close all the way?
I've heard that wearing a support or splint can make my muscles weaker? If the material was stiff (like a corset) and worn for 24/7 for several months without doing exercises, possibly. But we designed the FITsplint material to be flexible so it does not do all the work of the core muscles and is comfortable through full range of motion.
Doesn't a support increase pelvic floor pressure?
Increased pelvic floor pressure can be caused several ways; by innappropriate use of core muscles and breathing techniques and tight restrictive material such as stiff corsets that squeeze the abdomen considerably and restrict full breaths. The FITsplint provides the same amount of gentle pressure that occurs when a person engages their core correctly or the same amount of pressure that a woman would have if they didn't have diastasis rect or stretched out muscles. Women will learn how to redistribute pressure up off of the pelvic floor with ReCORE.
What causes the "Belly Bulge" ?
There are several contributors...abdominal separation (Diastasis Recti), stretched out core muscles, weak core muscles, external belly fat, excessive
bloating and internal visceral fat.
Can I just wear the FITsplint?
The FITsplint will hold the muscles and tissue in the correct position (similar to taping an ankle) however, the FITsplint is NOT going to strengthen the weak and stretched out muscles. Progressive correct abdominal exercises such as ReCORE need to be done as well.
By doing the ReCORE program and wearing the FITsplint, will my belly fat go away?
The best way to lose excess belly fat is by healthy eating habits, cardio and strength training combined. The ReCORE program focuses solely on strength training and reconditioning weak core muscles. Strength training will burn fat, but not necessarily from the area of the body that you would like. Spot reducing is a myth. The main focus of the program is to re-strengthen the abdominal muscles and other core areas (pelvic floor, back, glutes and postural muscles together and progressively.
I had a c-section, can I wear the FITsplint?
Yes! but always check with your doctor for their recommendation.
I've read that I may need to "double splint" if I have a tall diastasis? This a term used by other programs, but we don't feel a woman needs to buy 2 splints to cover more fully from top to bottom. It may make you look slimmer, but isn't necessary more effective at pulling the muscles and tissue close together. The FITsplint fits around the most difficult area to heal (the belly button) The ReCORE exercise program and FITsplint have been successful with women of all shapes and sizes.