What is Bengkung Belly Binding?:
What are the benefits of belly binding?:
◦Supports and assists abdominal wall healing and diastasis recti recovery
According to the Mayo Clinic, during pregnancy, the growing uterus stretches the muscles in the abdomen often separating the two parallel bands of muscle. This is called diastasis recti or diastasis recti abdominis. The Malaysian technique of Bengkung binding is helpful in bringing those bands of muscles back together in order for the Linea Alba, or connective tissue, to strengthen and support the muscles more effectively.
◦Provides postural support for the torso and organs as they return to pre-pregnancy position
◦ Reduce postpartum bleeding
◦Helps the uterus return to its normal size
◦Supports the body’s natural spine and posture realignment post birth
◦Constant pressure on the torso and abdomen hastens healing by reducing water, fat and air in the tissue and cells
◦Stabilizes a loose pelvic floor
◦Helps to prevent and relieve lower back aches and strains
Why shouldn’t I just buy a belly binder from the store?
The Bengkung method of belly binding is incredibly adaptable to your specific body type, size, and shape. As your postpartum body changes and shrinks down you can simply rewrap yourself to accommodate your transforming body. Those standard belly bands do not support your hips and ribs and can bulky and uncomfortable often leaving scratches or raw spots. Bengkung Belly wraps can be beautiful colors and designs and look gorgeous when worn.
When should I start Bengkung Belly Binding?
Women should be wrapped as soon they can after birth, ideally on day five postpartum. The belly bind should be worn daily for 10-12 hours a day for at least 40 days or longer. Often women who use a belly bind after birth return to their own pre-pregnancy size in 6-8 weeks.
**After a cesarean birth women should wait at least 6 weeks until the incision is mostly healed before they are wrapped.
What is included in my fee?
◦ 1 binding session is $150 with personal instruction on how to wrap yourself.
◦Additional sessions are also available to purchase for $65 each.
◦ A handmade 100% cotton muslin Bengkung wrap (Usually white with no design)
◦ Additional wraps are available for purchase in varying designs and colors and for an additional fee.