What is Belly Binding?
Postpartum belly binding, also known as Bengkung belly binding, is not something new in the birth world. It is a tradition that has been passed down through generations and cultures. It is the art of wrapping a long strip of cloth around your abdomen to support your postpartum body. It trains your organs back into place, encourages good posture, and helps your recovery time.
What are the benefits?
It not only helps retrain core muscles, but it also helps correct your posture while you carry or breastfeed your newborn. Binding can help the uterus shrink and the compression from the wrap aids in flushing out postpartum bleeding. Belly binding has also been linked to dissuading the “baby blues."
What is the cost?
Belly Binding can be added on to any of our doula packages, or it can be scheduled as a stand alone service. The cost covers your wrap, an hour and a half of instruction and wrapping, and follow up information.