Did you know that Belly Binding has a long tradition in postpartum support?
It assists the abdominal wall muscle retraction, improves posture, support loosened ligaments and provide support to the torso while vital organs return to their pre-pregnancy size and position.
Any woman who has given birth can tell you that the feeling of a squishy belly after several months of a firm belly feels a little weird.
All of those months of your baby and uterus growing, your skin stretching, and your hips widening have an impact on your body. Those first few days postpartum are something to get used to.
We don’t have the same balance, as now we don’t have the extra weight pulling us forward. We don’t sleep in the same positions but we can’t go back to our pre-pregnancy positions either.
Something we don’t often think about though is that uterus, skin, and hips aren’t the only parts undergoing a transformation. The muscles are also equally affected.
The great news is,
belly binding can help!
What is postpartum belly binding?
Bengkung belly binding can be an important part of recovering from childbirth. Using cotton, muslin, or silk fabric your abdomen is wrapped snuggly in order to support your body’s natural healing process.
Belly binding has traditionally been used to provide the postpartum body support to assist the abdominal wall muscle retraction, improves posture, support loosened ligaments and provide support to the torso while vital organs return to their pre-pregnancy size and position.
Wrapping can be done over your clothes or under using an under wrap.
What are the benefits of Belly Binding?
Here are some of the many benefits:
When should I get wrapped?
For a vaginal delivery, you can be wrapped within the first week postpartum
If you have had a cesarean, you can be wrapped from 4-6 weeks postpartum with a doctor’s approval.
You will continue to wrap from 5 to 10 hours for each day, for at least 5 consecutive days.
During our session, I will teach you and your partner (and to other components of your family if you wish too) how to wrap your belly with Bengkung.
Belly Balm, traditional recipe.
I had the honor of meeting a wonderful fellow doula in Bali. She introduced me to this wonderful Bengkung technique and the traditional Indonesian recipe for the healing balm.
So, why also this belly balm? It is recommended for its many benefits.
It is a oil infusion made with coconut virgin oil, fresh lemongrass and ginger.
With the rent of the Bengkung you can also buy the balm which I make my self based on the traditional Indonesian recipe, to use on your belly under the clothes.
Benefits of the various ingredients.
- Nausea relief, Digestive support, Boost immunity, Improves diabetes, Anti-fungal, Reduces Pain, Weight loss, Anti-inflammatory.
- Anti-inflammatory, Pain-relieving, Analgesic, Antidepressant, Antipyretic, Antiseptic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Astringent, Carminative, Galactogogue, Insecticidal, Sedative.
Virgin coconut oil benefits
- Reduce inflammation, Antibacterial, Anti-fungal, Anti-viral, Immune System Boost, Improves memory and brain function, Increases energy and metabolism, Improves digestion, Improves skin issues, Helps to burn fat.