What is belly binding?
Belly Binding is a beautiful ritual part of postpartum in many cultures around the world. It is a method of wrapping a long muslin cloth to help a woman's postpartum body return to it's pre-pregnancy self. It helps to retrain the abdominal ligaments, muscles and hips back together and the wrap improves posture, particularly during nursing. This particular method is also known as Bengkung Belly Binding and it originates from Malaysia.
who is belly binding for?
Belly Binding is a great option for all postpartum women regardless of how they birthed. Women who birthed vaginally or by cesarean section can benefit from the practice of wrapping.
when do you wrap?
For mothers who have a vaginal birth, binding sessions can be scheduled as soon as three days after birth. For mothers who have a cesarean birth, some time for the incision to heal is necessary and binding sessions can be scheduled about three weeks after birth.
what is a belly binding session?
I will come to your home and wrap your belly using a beautiful handmade wrap that is yours to keep and use. I will teach you how to wrap yourself after I leave so this can become a daily part of your self care in postpartum. If desired, I will apply a Belly Firming paste that consists of herbs that promote skin tightening and can reduce postpartum bleeding.
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Rebekah Lewis Birth Services offers Postpartum Belly Binding and Birth Doula services in North Dallas - Fort Worth and the greater North Texas area. Cities include Flower Mound, Lewisville, Highland Village, Gainesville, Decatur, Hurst, Keller, McKinney, Frisco, Denton and the surrounding areas.
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