You did a beautiful job carrying your new love for 9 months. You endured the aches, pains, discomforts of pregnancy as your body made room to carry your baby. What about taking care of your body postpartum? Your baby is earth side, in your arms and now it’s time to reward yourself with some pampering. You still have a belly, some aches, pains, discomforts and your freshly vacated womb to care for. But how?
For thousands of years, women of various cultures have practiced this ancient art of belly binding because they understand the postpartum benefits it provides for a mother. I am now trained in Bengkung belly binding, which is a traditional Malaysian technique that has finally found its way to the United States and quickly becoming a popular natural way of healing postpartum. Belly binding uses a long piece of cloth to wrap your entire torso from your hips to under your breasts after you have a baby.
Why Belly Binding?
As your baby grows during pregnancy, your body starts to relax and stretch. Your body produces a hormone called relaxin. When your body releases this hormone, the ligaments around the belly, pelvis and hip area begin to relax and stretch to prepare for the birth of your baby. Wrapping your torso from hips to under your breasts will give great needed support to this area of your body during the 40 days following the birth of your baby. The counter pressure of the wrap will help stabilize your hips, belly and pelvis while the relaxin hormone level in your body reduces.
Belly Binding Benefits:
*Womb support after birth
*Speeds up the healing process of the uterus
*Prevents back and shoulder pain while nursing due to improved posture
*Helps return organs to normal pre pregnancy location and size
*Tones abdominal muscles and hip shape after baby
*Relieves water tension
*Speeds up fat burning
*Helps heal Diastasis Recti
*Helps cervix shrink
*Decreases your postpartum bleeding time
Belly binding is an amazing, wonderful natural way of healing your body after giving birth to your baby vaginally or via cesarean. As a mother of 2 BIG babies (both 9.8lbs+), I really wished I knew about belly binding to relieve the postpartum discomforts I experienced. Now it is time for YOU to reward yourself with this wonderful natural way of healing!
Serenity Life Doula Belly Binding Pampering ($175): 1 time visit in the comfort of your own home after your baby is born. I will belly bind you (includes a wrap for you to keep) and teach you to wrap yourself for up to the next 40 days.
Serenity Life Doula Belly Binding Pampering Bundle ($300): 3 visits to the comfort of your own home after your baby is born. I will belly bind you (includes a wrap you get to keep), teach you to wrap yourself, provide breastfeeding support/encouragement and I will bake you some homemade lactation cookies (gluten free cookies upon request).
Finally!! This ancient art has reached the United States and is rapidly growing. Please contact me today, 512-801-2900, to reward yourself with my belly binding pampering! I am available for home belly binding pampering in Mansfield, Arlington, Fort Worth, Dallas and the surrounding areas.
Krisha Crosley CD(DONA), BBCD
Serenity Life Doula
512-801-2900 (call or text)
If you are interested in my birth Doula services, contact me for your no obligation consultation.