Had 9lb 5oz girl on 7-19-18. Level 2 tear and ladies… Mama Strut is awesome!!!! It took a few hours to be able to close but the belly support makes me feel like I’m not boiling out of my abdomen and the ice packs are SO much better than the hospital ice options. They’re thinner but just as cold. Because they’re not as dense as either the smack packs or frozen diapers, there isn’t so much pressure from the bulk. I have still been able to use the other ice options when my blue packs are refreezing though, which is very nice. Also, the shorts part of it makes me feel allot more clothed than the mesh panties, and more secure. As a curvy mama, I needed that coverage on my Kardashian booty. I’ve never felt the mesh panties held the pad against me enough to catch all of the flow and I would leak awful when I had my first baby 21 months ago. It holds the pads better so I’ve had almost no overflow or leaks from the first big bleeds. I put it on as soon as I could stand after delivery. So far, I’m very impressed! Also, much less back pain because I feel just general posture is corrected well. I had an epidural and because of existing sciatica issues, it took 4 attempts to numb me. This has caused allot of bruising on top of a big baby. The support is so well dispersed that it’s not bothering the bruise, while still giving me stability when I stand and pace with little Nova. It’s worth every penny. It really is a superior quality product. Even my OB and the nurses are impressed.