Belly Binding after Pregnancy

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Belly Binding is ancient. Women have been wrapping their torsos after delivering babies for thousands of years. Japanese women wear a “sarashi”, Latin women bind themselves with a “faja” and Malaysian women use a “bengkung”. North Americans are evidently far behind when it comes to this practice!

Binding the belly after delivering your baby provides support to stretched out abdominal muscles, helps your uterus contract, can prevent back pain (ESPECIALLY those with C-sections and abdominal wall separation or diastasis recti), helps rid your body of excess fluids and helps pull your hips and ribcage back into their pre-baby position. The greatest benefit comes from binding during the first 8 weeks post partum, when the hormone levels of relaxin are still very elevated. It’s a no brainer: binding is a win-win.


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