after Bodie's birth i remember feeling like i needed to be held together. i felt very loose...not sure if this was a second child thing, but it was very strong. my midwife told me that in Mexico they bind the new mother for a week or so using cloth after she has the baby in efforts to bring the body back together and i remember thinking that sounded amazing.
(i have since searched around and not only in Mexico, but parts of Asia and in Indonesia also do a form of belly binding - read about it here)
i have been talking with more moms about this phenom and one mom pointed me toward Belly Bandits. These sound awesome and my chiropractor said she thought it would be a good idea because it focuses on the abdominal muscles as opposed to the hips (which she wouldn't recommend binding).
The thing about them...they are kinda pricey - from $45 - $70 or so...but i would be totally willing to try them! have you heard/used them before? thoughts?
(I also found this blog post, which has been very helpful also!)