The Squeem: Common Questions Answered!
The Squeem: Common Questions Answered!
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I get tons of emails pretty much on a daily basis, that have to do with questions about the Squeem. Sizing, shipping, along with other questions, that I decided to just make a page about, so that it will answer some of those questions for everybody rather then having to repeat myself on a regular basis.
I do enjoy chatting with customers, but this will help make life a little bit easier for everybody, so why not do it, right? Of course if you have any other questions or sizing questions, always feel free to contact me and ask.
Ok, let’s get down to the most common questions I get on the Squeem belly binder. I hope this helps out.
1) What happens when I start shrinking down? Will I need to buy a smaller size?
NO! Don’t buy too small of a size thinking that you are doing yourself a favor for the future, because you won’t be able to get it on from the start then and it isn’t necessary. I lost weight AND inches, and my Squeem still fits like a glove. Tried it on again just yesterday to be sure. IT must be the rubber in the material holding it to your body like second skin and since it conforms to your curves, even as those curves change, it will mold to your new body shape in the same way.
I don’t know about 100 pounds worth of weight loss, but I lost numerous inches and at least 10 pounds, and it still fits snug as a bug! Also the Squeem has an extra set of adjustor’s so you can tighten it an extra inch or so if needed, though I never need to do this. Never under-shoot yourself in the size department.
2) Which product do I order?
Squeem sells multiple body shaping and enhancing garments that are all of top quality and will suit your every need and want. What you order depends on what you are looking for. Do you need more then just tummy trimming and desire overall body shaping? Do you wish to support your breasts and keep them lifted, while flattening your tummy? Then you may go with the suspender model of the Perfect Waist cincher.
Are you simply looking for the exact model I wore and nothing more? Then that would be the 1st product on the belly binder page. The Perfect Waist. It comes in black or nude. Squeem is there for you every step of the way. Even if you need a little booty enhancement. They even have your hiney covered!
3) When can I start wearing the Squeem? Is it too late for me to begin if I’m months or even years postpartum?
Anytime after birth is fine, and NO, it doesn’t have to be right after you have had the baby or you have missed the boat! This is one of the most common questions I get. There is nothing about being 2 days postpartum that makes this more likely to work then it would, 24 or more months down the line. There are no special after pregnancy hormones that cause a binder to give you better results the faster you begin using it.
It’s encouraged for those who know about their diastasis previously, to start right away because left untreated it can in SOME cases cause medical problems like a hernia which would require surgery, but most women simply start from the get go because they don’t want to be depressed seeing their postpartum mid-sections, and want to feel like they are doing something about it right away.
A lot of women feel insecure about their after-baby bodies, and don’t need that added stress right after bringing a beautiful bundle or two into the world, therefore, they may decide to buy one while still pregnant so they are all ready to go, or soon thereafter, when they see that their postpartum pouch is not something they can tolerate looking at and desire to take action. Of course this bothers some women more then others, but I have sold to many women who were months and even years postpartum, and to some women that have not been pregnant at all.
In closing on the subject, 3 years down the line you have the same ability to close your diastasis and flatten the mummy tummy that goes along with it, as anybody else. I personally was prepared beforehand. After finding out what that odd bulge in my belly was when exerting myself, as I got freaked out over it.
There seemed like there was little hope without surgery, and when I found out about belly binding, you can be sure I was ready to strap myself in, so to speak, just to get started. Spring would be coming soon, I was having twins which made me more frighetened about what would become of me postpartum.
I had quite a spare tire on me, which I can only thank Squeem for, in smoothing things up, flattening it down, and saving me tons of money and scarring from surgery. I wouldn’t have believed it possible, had I not lived it myself. Squeem ROCKS!
4) How does The Squeem work?
It compresses the abdomen, joins the two halves of the abdomen that split in 1/3 of all pregnancies and even more so in multiple ones, and brings them together, working on closing the diastasis gap, and slimming down your waistline, while you go about your busy day, or are asleep at night. This model unlike others, is so easy to wear under clothing and nobody has to know!
For centuries women have used corsets to bind their bellies and create tiny little waistlines. What they used to do looks downright painful, however it did work. Here you will get results, but you will NOT be in any pain. You won’t go from a 35 inch waist to an 18 in. one, but who would want to? You will flatten your mummy tummy and help aid in closing the diastasis recti. You will also lose inches.
5) How long do I have to wear the Squeem for?
This is a personal choice. I wore it about 12-14 hours per day at first, and then as a few weeks went on, I wore it maybe 10 hours per day. I saw most of my results by the 9 week mark, and my 3 finger diastasis gap was closed by this point. I continued to wear it daily until week 12, but that is up to you. If you feel like you need to do more, since it isn’t an uncomfortable or itchy garment, then feel free to continue with it. You will know when you are satisfied with the results that you see in the mirror.
I personally encourage you to keep the Squeem around when you are through. A couple of times I have wore it again under my clothing, when I had a period and was very bloated. Also, you never know you could get pregnant again, and if so, you will be fully prepared right from the start!
6) How do I figure out what size I will need? What if I am still pregnant but want to buy one to be ready?
First off, if you are NOT pregnant, you can easily go to the size chart and find where you fit in. If you are in doubt it makes sense to go up rather then down. There is no big difference in sizing. I have tried two sizes myself, not because I needed two, but because I undershot things in the beginning myself.
We all want to feel like we are smaller then we may actually be. Don’t let your pride get in the way of a perfect fit. If you are a large, order a large, do NOT try and squeeze into a smaller size, also thinking when you shrink that is the size you will need.
If you are at the end of a number on the size chart and are feeling confused and conflicted, contact me with your current weight, waist measurement, and your height. I will help you to decide which size to get. Since there are no returns on undergarments, feel free to write me first if you are very uncertain. The size chart on the binder page has proven to be extremely accurate for hundreds of customers so far, and for myself.
If you are still pregnant, things can be trickier but not impossible to figure out.
Send me the information below:
A) Pre-pregnancy weight & height.
B) Pre-pregnancy clothing size.
C) How far along are you?
D) Pregnant with 1 or more babies? What # pregnancy is this for you?
E) You pre-pregnancy waistline at it’s smallest part. The natural waistline.
F ) Clothing size.
G) Weight and waistline measurement at the current time.
It may sound like a lot of questions but it really does help me make the best decision on the size you should buy. Haven’t gotten one wrong yet! If you are newly postpartum you would go with your current waistline NOT your past one, though surely you will return to that, and maybe even smaller after wearing your Squeem for a time.
7) Can I use my Squeem when exercising?
Yes you may wear the Squeem during exercise. (See my latest post and YT video on this topic.) When you are newly postpartum and you do have a diastasis, it is encouraged to keep the 2 halves of the ab muscles that run along the Linea Alba held together, and supported. I don’t encourage any abdominal exercise for the first few weeks, however, do hold the muscles together by wearing the Squeem, during your daily activities and exercises in the very beginning most especially.
Remember a lot of abdominal exercises are not helpful with closing a diastasis, and traditional crunches can make the gap even worse, so to find exercises that are safe for your body while it heals up and the gap closes. Check out my You Tube channel below for some exercises for the postpartum woman, and women with a diastasis in general.
8) Can I wear the Squeem if I have had a C-section?
In a word..YES! It may actually help aid in your recovery. Some binders are not to be used after a c-section. As a twin mom to be, I knew a c-section was a definite possibility, though of course I didn’t want one, I had to be prepared, so I did my homework. The Squeem IS a binder that is safe to use after surgery. It actually helps support the muscles and put everything back together again, in a manner of speaking.
Velcro wraps can be itchy, which is not recommended because who wants to have an incision being rubbed against by something, causing it to itch and be painful? Nobody I know. The Squeem covers you from top to bottom, keeping you fully supported from stem to stern, and the rubber material inside of it, that no other binder has, keeps it in place, so there is no shifting, rolling up and down, and hurting your incision area.
It moves more like your own skin then any other material and is recommended to all moms, whether a vaginal or c-section birth. I bet this would evern work in men with a diastasis. That can happen to. Always try something like this before dare thinking about drastic surgery!
9) Do you ship internationally? What will it cost? Which mail service is used, and how long does it take to arrive?
I can ship a Squeem to any confirmed paypal address in the USA and beyond. If your address is not confirmed with Paypal, I can not ship to your country… CASE CLOSED! The Squeems are shipped via UPS to The United States and Canada, but to other countries it ends up being a little bit cheaper using USPS.
Send me your city, zip code, and country BEFORE you try and make your purchase. I have had several international buyers trying to get off paying the USA shipping, in which case you will get a Paypal invoice for the remaining amount, so please don’t do that. Inquire within for rates before buying.
Canada has always been between $20-$26 via UPS with tracking, so I have made the permanent ship rate to my customers to be $22. Sometimes, I lose a few dollars but better to have a set amount. I don’t charge any extra packaging fees etc.
How long it will take to reach you depends on the time of year and where you are living. Most orders are placed and shipped the day of payment, but always within 24 hours of payment unless bought on a weekend, in which case it would get shipped out Monday.
Squeem orders process and leave the warehouse quickly, so expect your Squeem within days to a week’s time inside of the USA, and give some extra time for international orders. There have never been any problems thus far. Everybody has been happy with their service and shipments.
10) Why do I recommend the Squeem?
In one word that means everything is, RESULTS! The results I saw after my twin pregnancy were more then I could have ever hoped for. I never expected to get back to my former body after having two babies inside of me equalling 11 pounds of baby. NEVER! I thought major surgery was in my future. I got off so much cheaper and easier then I ever imagined!
I have been ecstatic with my Squeem results, and as I have written in a past post, I had two other binders and they weren’t as comfortable to wear, were itchy, did not have any rubber in the material to make it comfortable to wear and pliable as well. They were not able to be worn under clothing as they were too bulky, and the worst part, they weren’t covering the entire area of my diastasis. I needed full coverage and some binders don’t cover fully from top to bottom.
In such cases you will be flattened only in some areas and not in others. Who wants to have 1/2 of a flat belly and a bulge coming out the top or the bottom of it? Nobody I know. You want to cover the whole area, so everything flattens at one time. Also, I loved that I could sit at my PC and bend over without getting itchy and cut into by the garment shifting all over the place. There simply was no contest between the Squeem binder, and the others on the market.
Squeem results speak for themselves. I have had many happy customers and have encouraged them to write me about their Squeem experience. I will be adding those to ‘My Belly Binder page’ shortly. Keep the comments and stories coming in ladies!
Click here to see the Squeen belly binder in action.
Click here to see my personal results in photos.
(I sadly do NOT have a bare photo of my belly at it’s worst. I was so certain it would remain, so I never thought to take a photo in the hospital before I started binding. It made me sick honestly, but through my hospital clothes you can see my spare tire 2 days after the twin’s birth. Underneath believe me..It was not pretty. Everything was hangin out in front and jiggling around, due to the diastasis. I never expected to get back into shape again, after that.)
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