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Bengkung belly binding is the art of wrapping a postpartum women'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. Women 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
For Best Results
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.
Babies and Partners Welcome
You are welcome and encouraged to bring your newborn to your session at our office. We will also gladly teach your partner or family member to bind you as well so you can have the luxury of having someone bind you daily at home.
Wear Comfortable Clothes
Please wear comfortable clothes during your belly binding session. It is ideal to wrap the belly bind over your clothes. We recommend that you wear form fitting clothes without buttons, or zippers and a shirt that is appropriate for nursing.
Office or Home
We offer our belly binding services at our office and in the comfort of your own home. To schedule your in home visit please email us at Beckysbumpstobabies@gmail.com or give us a call at 916-546-8468 to arrange a time for us to come to your home.
Bengkung Belly Binding
$200 for a 2 hour instructional visit, or $50 per visit with your choice of Essential Oil warming Rub or Malaysian Warming Paste.
Add postpartum massage with both the Essential Oil warming rub and Malaysian Warming Paste for $50
We offer our belly binding services at our office or in the comfort of your own home. As the postpartum massage is more involved, the belly binding session is available in office only.
Add Belly Binding to another service for $150
And see our price page for discounts and packages.
For Questions or to Schedule your Lactation Consultation today;
Call / Text: 916-546-8468