Wrapping the belly is so effective and can be an important part of your postpartum journey. It naturally aids the body to shrink and recover in a shorter period of time. A belly bind provides your postpartum body with complete support to assist abdominal re-attachment, improve your posture, stabilise your loosened ligaments, and provide support to your torso while vital organs return to their pre-pregnancy size and position.
During pregnancy the body retains water, fat, and air which may cause your body to swell and expand. This also includes the organs in the womb area such as the cervix and vagina to also expand and enlarge. The water retained by cells supported the amniotic fluid and the purpose of the air was to cushion your baby, your internal organs, and bones as your centre of gravity shifted and your baby grew. When your baby was born, the excess water, fat, and flatulence are no longer needed and the cells will naturally release and shrink back to their pre-pregnant size.
A postpartum belly bind is a holistic support tool for your abdominal and pelvic organs, including the muscles in the pelvic area. It’s vital that the pelvic floor is supported in the postpartum period.
The belly bind begins level with the public bone and wraps around the hips & ends below the breastbone … see the attached video links. It provide the cervix, pelvic floor and internal organs with complete support. The body starts to gently close.
The belly bind is most effective and best used during the first 8 weeks postpartum but can be useful for support any time after childbirth.
For c-section births from 4 – 6 weeks onwards …
Belly bind – hemmed cotton that has a roll hem along the sides and possible joins through the bind
Tie dyed – bind & 1 layer
2 x protective layers
1 x layer – you may want to sew some ties to this
1 x paste (in dry form) includes nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, cloves, ginger, cardamon, cumin, kaffir lime leaves
Used with your favorite carrier oil (not included,) this paste generates warmth by increasing blood flow and can aid with:
• Menstrual cramping
• Healing after childbirth or surgery
• Lower back pain
This container includes a mixture of spices. Please check enclosed card in your packaging.
2 x layers to help protect your clothes from becoming stained by the paste. These are upcycled bambino mio reusables that can be machine washed (do not use softner) .
Remove a small amount of spice, no more than 2 x teaspoons.
Add to a small bowl and mix with your favorite carrier oil until a paste is formed.
Wear gloves and apply with hands or apply with the back of a spoon …
Rub the paste on your lower abdomen, just over your uterus, or on your lower back to help relieve back pain.
Cover with one of the layers or clear plastic wrap.
THE PASTE WILL STAIN YOUR BELLY BIND, CLOTHES AND SKIN! Please be sure to cover it up.
Use your Belly Bind as usual.
The mixture should have enough for at least 24 applications. Smaller amounts of spices will yield more applications.
Wear herb paste for 2-3 hours, rinse or wash area then rewrap. (this is optional).
Wearing the bind
The belly bind can be worn for a few hours or can be worn all day. Use your discretion.
While it is traditionally worn every day for 40 days during the confinement period of women in the East, we see great results from women wearing it 6-8 hours each day for 2-3 weeks.
C-sectiona mamas …. You will need to wait 4-6 weeks to begin, allowing time for your incision to heal.
See video links below …
For external use only.
This paste is a special blend of spices to support the postpartum mama please patch test to make sure that you do not have any reactions.
This combination of spices will temporarily stain your skin.
These are a selection of videos / resources that you may find useful …
they do them over clothing but remember that you are doing this directly onto your skin with the protective layer in …
https://youtu.be/x6zzGi6TuDs very good
https://youtu.be/iLSwDdDhPzs – another good one …
Care of your belly bind:
They can be washed but will need to be ironed … there are approximately 14-15 metres of material … the latest stock of binds have a roll hem along the sides.
Always here to answer questions.
Feel free to email me and we can arrange a Skype or FaceTime connection so that I can see what you are doing … when you receive your package there will be a password protected client area where there are additional resources to support you …
Why a belly bind and not just some support pants?
It supports and gently pulls the separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) back together
It encourages healing from pelvic/pubic separation (a partial bind during pregnancy can be especially beneficial for pelvic support). Please ask if you would like to know more.
It supports relaxed and untoned abdominal muscles.
It reduces fluid and air retention in your bowels/abdomen.
It nurtures the mother in a time of vulnerability and healing and she regains confidence in her body.
It may prevent back pain. While wearing it, you are reminded to sit and walk straight, thus avoiding any uncomfortable positions.
It may decrease postpartum bleeding time by helping the body to expedite the process.
In the sadness of a miscarriage or still-birth, belly binding can support the mama and improve emotional healing as it speeds physical healing.
Each time you choose to use your belly bind it is custom fit to your body, not a one size fits all.
Your bind will start at the pubic bone and end on the top of your rib cage, just below your breast. Postpartum girdles that only bind the abdomen also push down on the pelvic floor muscles and organs, potentially causing or worsening pelvic, uterine, or bladder prolapse.
The belly bind supports the ongoing changes in your postpartum body giving you a custom fit.
If ordering the tie-dye kit please note these can take up to 4 weeks depending on the colours selected.
Usually kits are dispatched within 7 – 14 days of order.
An email will be sent as your package is dispatched along with information for a password client area.
KIT 1 Option: £50.00 for the kit includes postage for a plain bind.
UK postage option: http://paypal.me/RippleEffectYoga/55.50
Europe postage option: http://paypal.me/RippleEffectYoga/60.50
KIT 2 OPTION: £60 for the kit includes postage for a tie dyed bind
if you wish to have it creatively tie dyed please let us know … charge applies £10.00 as this is outsourced to my daughter … these are the colours available … please choose the colours you would like up to a maximum of 3 … the tie dye design is completely bespoke … please note that there are no refunds on tie dye binds.
UK Postage option: http://paypal.me/RippleEffectYoga/65.50
Europe postage option http://paypal.me/RippleEffectYoga/70.50
If you are local Northamptonshire … I offer a Belly binding service
Belly binding – £250.00 for belly bind, warming paste, and 10 re-wraps done in the comfort of your own home. Depending on your location mileage may be additional. Please enquire.
This is a recent bespoke belly bind that we created using dark green and navy blue.
Please note that the kits do not include any home visits.
Just the kit as described above.
For further information please Contact Us
Examples of other binds we have created …