My Mama Strut arrived the day before I was unexpectedly induced (perfect timing). I was in labor for 30 hrs and my pelvis and back felt most of the pain, and I ended up needing an emergency c-section. The hospital gave me a postpartum binder to wear while they had me try to walk around to get me recovering faster. I tried it a few times in the hospital, and then tried my Mama Strut. It was a night and day difference. The Mama Strut felt natural and supportive, while the other binder they gave me felt like I was in a body cast I couldn’t move in. My baby ended up needing to be in the NICU for a week, and the Mama Strut was the only way I was able to walk when I went to see him each day. I’m currently 2 weeks postpartum and have found that it’s hard to hold my baby and walk around because of lower back pain and lack of abdominal strength, but when I have the Mama Strut on it virtually eliminates the pain and gives me the much needed back, pelvic floor and abdomen support I need. I wear the Mama Strut to sleep because I definitely need the support getting in and out of bed, and even when I’m just sitting lounging in bed or on the couch. My Mama Strut gives me better posture, helps my back and stomach feel supported, the pelvic floor support straps help my crotch feel like it’s not going to fall out… I just love the thing. It’s been worth every penny. I plan to use it for many more weeks to come.