Bengkung Belly Binding

 

What is Bengkung Belly Binding?

 

Bengkung belly binding is the art of wrapping a postpartum person's belly for physical support and to help hasten the recovery process after childbirth.  This belly binding technique uses a long strip of cloth to wrap around the abdomen from the hips to the ribcage.  People are traditionally wrapped as soon after birth as possible, ideally on day five and then worn for 40 days or longer as needed. The Bengkung belly binding technique is rooted in Malaysian culture. However various countries and cultures around the world use a form of belly binding to help support the healing process.

 

 Benefits of Belly Binding 

  • Provides postural support for the torso and organs as they return to pre- pregnancy position

  • Supports and assists abdominal wall healing and recti diastasis recovery

  • 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 loose ligaments

  • Helps to prevent and relieve lower back aches and strains

  • Prevents slouching while feeding or holding your child

 

This type of postpartum abdominal wrap is a worthwhile investment and can be kept forever.

It can be worn:

 

  • back pain symptoms from breastfeeding, picking up and carrying our newborn
  • during monthly menses for menstrual cramping and to support and bring warmth to the womb area

  • back injuries

        

For Best Results

Birthing people should be wrapped as soon as they can after birth, ideally on the fifth day of postpartum. The belly bind should be worn daily for 8-12 hours a day for at least 40 days or longer. Often people who use a belly bind after birth return to their own pre-pregnancy size in 6-8 weeks.

 

Cesarean delivery light abdominal wrapping, for comfort can begin after stitches are healed with no pressure on the incision. Normally after 14 days more snug wrapping can occur above the incision area.  After 4- 6 weeks until the incision is mostly healed with clearance from care provider the birthing person can begin normal binding.  These times are all estimates, it depends on the birthing persons medical condition. 

 

Our Unique Postpartum Belly Binding Services Include:

 

Belly Binding 1 day Package: $225  

Additional Visits: $35, 30mins

(plus transportation out of the 5 boroughs)

  • Firming Paste

    • Application of a postpartum firming belly paste (Belly Firming Paste is made with 100% natural ingredients)

    • firming and toning of the area

    • stimulates release of retained water

    • strengthens of abdominial muscles

    • tones loose abdominal skin

    • reduces blemishes and dark spots that may appear on the abdominal skin when stomach contracts

  • Binding your belly and teaching you and your partner how to do the binding

  • Includes your own Bengkung Belly Bind 100% cotton or Muslin

  • 1 hour session

  •  Re-circulation belly oil massage 15mins 

    • improves digestion​

    • respiratory system

    • eases muscle aches and pains

    • helps remove toxins from the body through the lymphatic system

    • promotes the body to release retained water, air and fat

    • stimulates blood circulation and metabolism

Belly Binding 5 day Package: $499

  • Firming Paste

    • Application of a postpartum firming belly paste (Belly Firming Paste is made with 100% natural ingredients)

    • firming and toning of the area

    • stimulates release of retained water

    • strengthens of abdominial muscles

    • tones loose abdominal skin

    • reduces blemishes and dark spots that may appear on the abdominal skin when stomach contracts

  • Binding your belly and teaching you and your partner how to do the binding

  • Includes your own Bengkung Belly Bind 100% cotton or Muslin

  • Five- 30 min sessions

  • Warm fresh herbal compress (made fresh and yours to keep)

    • relaxes the body and mind​

    • soothes sore and over worked muscles

    • invigorates the skin and boost energy

    • herbal essential oils being absorbed by the skin can do wonders for weary bodies

      

Tanisha Evans-Marin CD,PCD(DONA),CLC, LCCE

Birth/Postpartum Doula

Serving New York City

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Tel: 1-646-801-6204