Postpartum Belly Binding
Postpartum belly binding is a tradition used in many cultures around the world for healing after birth. The method I use is based off of a Bengkung style.
Binding the hips and belly for 40 consecutive days postpartum offers support, stability and comfort to the muscles, skin and internal organs.
During pregnancy, the vertical abdominal muscles widen and thin to accommodate growing babies, which can result in diastasis recti (where ab muscles separate and may stay separated if not properly cared for postpartum), back issues, hernias and bulging of the abdomen.
Binding is a terrific way to help the muscle walls while healing and also supporting your spine and posture. There is a thought that binding also helps with emotional healing after pregnancy.
Many women report binding to be effective in healing and comfort after a miscarriage, during menstration, cearsean and hysterectomy. And most of all, belly binding feels really good.
In addition to the belly bind, I will provide you a toning belly oil and spice mask. The paste is known to help to tone, brighten and firm tummy, reduce water retention and fade scar & stretch marks. This mix of organic spices is healing and warming to the skin. It will help eliminate excess water and recondition the postpartum skin.
What is included in a belly binding package?
- Wrap: An eco-friendly, hand-dyed, 17-yard organic cotton wrap in your color choice. Hand stamped with a beautiful design.
- Private Binding Session and Instruction: I come to your house with all the supplies. I’ll wrap you and teach you how to wrap yourself.
- Postpartum Tummy Toning Oil: Bottle holds enough for 12-40 uses. Ingredients include castor oil, hazelnut oil, and rosehip seed oil.
- Organic Tummy Paste: Herb mix includes enough for 20 tummy paste applications. Ingredients includes all organic turmeric, cumin, ginger, cardamom, clove, cinnamon.
As your birth doula, you can count on my non-judgemental support, nurturing, kindness, humor, honesty, encouragement and dedication in guiding you and your partner through your birth. I offer packages to fit every budget.
As a ALPP Certified Lactation Counselor, AKA the Boob Whisper, Julianne brings stress-free approach to help you meet all your breastfeeding and pumping goals.