I would HIGHLY recommend the MamaStrut. I am four days postpartum with my second child and the recovery experience is night and day already. My insurance did not cover it, but it was worth EVERY penny. I feel so much better after this labor and delivery and it has helped me feel better in my own skin! It’s easy to use and I pull them on like shorts, then use the compression velcro. I’ve added the ice pack when needed and use it with leak-free underpants and a pad. The ice pack can conveniently go underneath your underwear in its own area and keep the MamaStrut nice and clean. The compression is key. For my last pregnancy, I used an abdominal binder and stopped after two days because the material was itchy and inflexible. This system has everything. I have worn it during the daytime since four hours after delivering my daughter. What a great product!