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 Support Bands – Relieve pressure on your abdomen, hips, and pelvis. We recommend using these starting three months in your pregnancy through birth.
Postpartum Recovery Garments – Support and stabilize loose and weak muscles. Motif offers Postpartum Recovery Garments for Natural 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 Support Bands
- 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).
Postpartum Recovery Garments (Natural Birth and C-Section)
- 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.
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.
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.
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 Maternity Compression?
You can wear your Motif Pregnancy Support Band anytime from three to nine months during your pregnancy. Motif Postpartum Support Garments are designed for one week to four months postpartum. Compression socks can be worn throughout the pregnancy and postpartum period.
Are there multiple choices of style and color?
Motif Pregnancy Support Bands are available in white. Our Postpartum Recovery Garments come in both a Natural Birth and C-Section option (the difference between the zipper) and both are available in nude.
How do I find the right size garment?
For Pregnancy Support Bands and Postpartum Recovery Garments, 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.