I ordered Mama Strut because I was about to have a surrogate baby, and this being my 4th pregnancy, I knew the ins and outs of postpartum healing. I knew I needed more support for my back, as well as the benefits of ice! But I hated other bands because they always slipped and never were comfortable. I needed something that could handle the rigors of having 3 small children and an active life. When I saw the attached shorts, I was sold. It was the first thing I put on after labor, and it has been so amazing. I have been wearing it for the last 3 weeks, and I can tell its really making a difference in my healing. I am so glad I chose this product for my postpartum experience.