I was surprised at how much the mama strut support system helped with the unexpected pain, for example my post-partum back pain. I suffered the loss of use of my left leg after delivery which threw my whole back out of whack even after I regained use of my leg. The support system held my sore muscles in place which made it easier to move around. The first night after labor I cried uncontrollably because I had to rely on others to bring my son to me. I felt helpless. Then I remembered the mama strut support system and wore it from then on out which allowed me to care for my son on my own!