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Any woman can tell you that after giving birth their belly feels a little squishy. Belly binding is an important part of recovering from childbirth and can provide the support you need for your abdominal muscles.
Bengkung Belly Binding
Belly binding is essentially a practice of tying a long strip of cloth around the abdomen during the postpartum recovery period to ensure a strong support to the womb and abdominal muscles after childbirth.
During pregnancy, the vertical abdominal muscles widen and thin to accommodate growing babies, which can result in diastasis recti. This is a condition where the muscles separate and may stay separated (if not properly cared for), creating back issues, hernias and bulging of the abdomen. Binding is a terrific way to heal the muscle walls back together and also support spine and posture realignment.
What do Belly Binding Specialists do?
The Bengkung Belly Binding Specialists at Scenic City Birth Collective have a great love for helping women get in touch with their "postpartum pooch" They provide private and group sessions on this ancient art, a tradition used used in many cultures all over the world that is quickly becoming more popular in the US.
Benefits of Belly Binding
Provides postural support for the torso and organs as they return to pre-pregnancy position.
Prevents slouching while feeding or holding your child. While wearing it, you are reminded to sit and walk straight, a good antidote to the "nursing-slouch".
Pulls together seperated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti).
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.
It feels good!
When to Contact a Specialist
Since you can also use Belly Binding during pregnancy, it is not too early to get in touch with someone who can teach you how to use Belly Binding now and after your baby is born.