If I could go back in time and have the Mama Strut after giving birth to my first I absolutely would!!! It has been such a game changer this time around!! Between the pain and swelling “down there” and my jelly like core I practically felt like an invalid for so long after having my first. This time I put my Mama Strut on the day after having my second baby and immediately felt stronger and sturdier! And every day since has been a huge improvement! The pockets for ice or heat packs is an invaluable feature!! After having my second I still looked about 6 months pregnant. I am now 6 days postpartum and my belly is a quarter of the size it was. It took weeks for it to shrink that much with my first. In the hospital I could barely pull it tight enough to get the velcro to grip. 6 days later I have several inches of overlap! And the stability it offers has helped tremendously as this time I have a 4 year old to care for instead of just me and a newborn. The Mama Strut is a life saver, sanity saver, and game changer!!! And I am wearing it during the hottest part of the summer and it doesn’t bother me.