Maternity Compression includes a collection of garments designed to provide pregnant and new moms with medically-targeted support and relief from the various issues caused by pregnancy and birth such as discomfort, back pain, and swelling.
How many types of Maternity Compression Garments are there?
Motif offers two types of Maternity Compression Garments.
Pregnancy Back Brace – Relieve pressure on your abdomen, hips, and pelvis. We recommend using these starting three months in your pregnancy through birth.
Postpartum Recovery Garment – Support and stabilize loose and weak muscles. Motif offers Postpartum Recovery Garments for Vaginal Delivery and for C-Section births. We recommend using this garment after birth, up to four months postpartum.
How would I benefit from Motif Maternity Compression?
Pregnancy Back Brace
- Shift weight off of the abdomen, hips and lower back to support your body’s core.
- Relieve pressure that may be causing pregnancy-related pain or discomfort.
- May help reduce sciatica (pain affecting the back, hip, and outer side of the leg).
Maternity Compression Socks
- Delivers a controlled amount of pressure to promote better blood flow.
- 20-30 mmHg
- Helps prevent swelling, discomfort, and varicose veins.
- Ultra-stretchy yarn makes socks easy to put on.
- Soft, non-restrictive comfort band.
Pregnancy Support Leggings & Shorts
- Breathable fabric with light compression
- Side pocket for multi-tasking moms on-the-go
- Everyday support for your bump & back
- Machine washable
- Non slip grip on hem to keep them in place
Postpartum Recovery Garment (Vaginal and C-Section Deliveries)
- Assists with postpartum recovery.
- Relieves swelling and soreness.
- Reduces C-Section scar pain.
- Improves your mobility.
- Helps return your body back to its normal state.
- Split-crotch design makes for easy trips to the restroom.
- Manufactured from Latex-Free materials.
What is the difference between Motif Maternity Compression and shape wear?
Motif Maternity Compression Garments are all FDA listed medical devices and designed by medical professionals to alleviate discomfort and provide long-term health benefits. Alternatively, shapewear is designed for cosmetic purposes only.
Will my insurance cover Motif Maternity compression garments?
Health insurance plans now cover Motif Maternity Compression Garments. However, plans may differ in the type of garments and benefits offered. Use our Insurance Lookup Tool to get matched with a medical supplier that carries Motif compression and covers your insurance. Click their link to fill out their qualify form, and their reps will get in touch with any additional information they need. When approved, your compression garments will be shipped directly to your home.
Do I need a prescription from my doctor?
To receive your garments through insurance, you do need a prescription from your doctor. Once you look up your provider information, Maternity Compression Specialists can assist you in getting a prescription from your doctor’s office. All Motif Maternity Compression Garments are also available to buy now without a prescription.
How is a postpartum recovery garment different than shapewear?
Shapewear, or spanx, isn’t designed to make any lasting changes to your body, it’s made to act as a temporary fix. A postpartum recovery garment, however, is specifically created to facilitate long-term, lasting changes as your body restores itself after delivery. It will help bring your abdominal muscles back together and avoid persistent diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation). It is designed to support both your pelvic floor and abdomen and promote good posture. Finally, it is an FDA-listed medical device eligible for coverage by your insurance company.
How should my Maternity Compression feel against my body?
Motif Maternity Compression Garments are designed to hug the body and provide secure support. The one thing to remember is that your compression garment is meant to compress, but not to be painful. The ultimate goal of compression is to provide you with additional support, not to slim your waist or make you look smaller. The garment should gently squeeze but not displace any of your internal organs. You can find more information here. Please refer to our size guide before choosing your garment.
When should I wear my Pregnancy Back Brace?
You can wear your Motif Pregnancy Back Brace anytime from three to nine months during your pregnancy.
When should I wear my Postpartum Recovery Garment?
Motif Postpartum Support Garments are designed for one week to four months postpartum.
When should I wear my Compression Socks?
Compression socks, Leggings and Shorts can be worn throughout the pregnancy and postpartum period.
Are there multiple choices of style and color?
Motif Pregnancy Back Braces are available in white. Our Postpartum Recovery Garments is available in nude.
How do I find the right size garment?
For Pregnancy Back Brace and Postpartum Recovery Garment, you’ll need to know your pre-pregnancy pant size. Please refer to our size chart located here.
Can I wear my Maternity Compression Garments under clothing?
Yes, all Motif Compression Garments are designed to fit comfortably and discreetly under clothing and are made with breathable fabric.
What are the Compression Products made of?
The Pregnancy Back Brace is made of Nylon and Polyester. The Compression Socks are made of a blend of Nylon, Spandex and Polyester. The Postpartum Recovery Garment is made of latex-free Nylon and Spandex.
How do I wash/care for the garments?
Machine wash extra gentle, do not tumble dry, do not iron, do not bleach do not dry clean.
What is the strength of the compression garments?
Motif Maternity Compression socks have a compression strength of 20-30mmHg.
How many hours per day should I wear my compression garments?
There is no set amount of hours to wear Motif maternity compression garments. We recommend basing this off of your individual needs and comfort.