Meet Catherine Brooks, mother of 3 and inventor of C-Panty, After C-Section Recovery Underwear. Catherine Brooks was pregnant with her first child and planned to give birth naturally. And why not, she was a runner, a triathlete and in great shape.
So when she responded poorly to an injection to speed up her delivery, doctors told her there was a change in plans. For her and her baby’s safety, Catherine would need to have a Cesarean birth, commonly referred to as a C-section, a surgical procedure in which the baby is delivered through an incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus. Catherine was shocked but having worked in the medical field she understood the risks to mother and baby of not delivering via C-section, so she agreed to the c-section delivery.
A Successful Procedure
The procedure was successful but Catherine was very swollen and had all the symptoms that result from an open abdominal surgery: burning, itching, scarring. Her whole belly was sore and after learning that doctors will often take your uterus (fallopian tubes and all) out of the c-section incision to examine it she understood why.
They Say Necessity is the Mother of Invention
With her medical and first hand cesarean experience, Catherine couldn’t understand why there wasn’t anything available to alleviate the symptoms of c-section recovery. She thought there had to be something out there to help moms recover better after c-section but all she could find were mesh panties and abdominal binders that didn’t address the incision symptoms for a post-surgical mother.
Catherine devoted the next 18 months to designing and testing post c-section panties that would be comfortable and, most importantly, would help aid in the c-section recovery process which goes on for about a year.
A Solution is Born for C-Section Moms
Her solution was a panty to mildly compress the swollen abdominal and incision area with a sewn-in panel of washable medical-grade silicone to hydrate the incision to alleviate the itching and minimizing scars appearance and size.
Out of Catherine’s experience was born a unique product, the C-Panty After C-section Recovery Panty which helps ease the post-surgical recovery symptoms for c-section moms. Catherine went on to deliver two additional children via cesarean and c-section moms all over today benefit from her invention, C-Panty.
Having a C-Section? You can get your C-Panty here.