I ordered the Mama Strut Postpartum Support System and was pleased to find out my insurance covered all of it because it is a medical device. I have AS and was terrified of delivery and recovery due to my issues with chronic pain in the low back (SI JOINTS). I had an epidural and had no pain during delivery. I started wearing the Mama Strut about 2-3 hours after delivery and all of the nurses were intrigued by the device. It kept the ice packs nice and tight to my body and really helped reduce the swelling. I am now almost 3 weeks postpartum and my belly is literally smaller than before I got pregnant! My husband and family continue to comment on how quickly my belly has shrunk and how great I look. I plan to wear the Mama Strut until at least my 6 week check up but I couldn’t be more impressed. It has also helped to prevent incontinence due to how tight it keeps your muscles when you sneeze or cough as I experienced this issue during pregnancy.