WHAT IS BELLY BINDING?
Women in many indigenous cultures worldwide have traditionally wrapped their torso and upper hips after birth as well as during their menstrual cycle for womb support and pelvic relief. When freshly postpartum, you may have reservations about spending money on something for yourself, however one thing I always recommend is postpartum belly binding! It may be all about the baby now, but the womb and body still need to heal, the fourth trimester is crucial for her health and wellness not only now, but along the years as you continue to be the backbone of her family and community.
POSTPARTUM BELLY BINDING:
Support Womb and Pelvis
Bring Womb Back Into Place
Bring Split Abdominal Muscles Back Together To Heal
Aid in Fitness and Healing
Aid in Waist Training
Improve Posture (crucial during breastfeeding, when mothers are healing but often hunch over to feed the baby)
BELLY BINDING DURING MOON CYCLE:
Provide Womb Support
Aid In Ease Cramps
May Shorten Bleeding Time
WAIST TRAINING WITH CLOTH BELLY BINDING:
Aid In Slimming and/or Reshaping Your Waist
Bring Abdominal Muscles Back Together To Heal
Pull Stomach and Womb In And Back Into Place
Improve Posture (which in turn strengthens core)
Builds Core Muscles
Aid in Mild Workouts (such as walking, yoga, stretches, leg lifts, womb dance, etc.)
Allows You To Respect Your Body's Natural Shape While Waist Training
Complete Control Over How Tight or Loose You Are Bound (similar to a corset)
Breathable Cotton Fabric Instead of Plastic
YOU HAVE THE CHOICE OF:
Feel free to ask me any questions about sizing, however the general rule for
--Small is a waist of approximately 40" or less
--Medium I would recommend for most people, those who wear size medium, has diastasis, wants for use waist training, etc.
--Large is for thicker, plus sized, around pant size 14-20
--XL is for those who are size around 1X or above
Please contact me for help with sizing! It may differ for you depending on how drastically you changed during pregnancy, how long postpartum you are, whether you have diastasis, intend to waist train, or even if you are pregnant right now. Talking to me is fun and harmless, plus it gets us putting you in JUST the right item for you to have an optimal experience.
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My doula philosophy is dedicated to a quality postpartum experience, one that does not gloss over the care needed postpartum. Because of this, the utmost care has been taken in choosing the fabric for my belly binding wraps. They are high quality Batik, Ankara, and Kente prints from specialty shops, and are an excellent heirloom piece for the birth. This wrap is beautiful enough to wear outdoors and help mother feel more herself after pregnancy. It is durable to last through multiple pregnancies, including being passed on to friends and family alike as pregnancy occurs. Consider this wrap a gift to aid in postpartum healing, to connect your birthing friend to the women and Ancestors that came before her and that will come after her.
Furthermore, with purchase comes with the opportunity to talk to me about any of your needs with the wrap for as long as you need me! I can answer questions, direct you towards other knowledgeable people in the birth and womb communities, as well as be a friendly ear who has used this product before.
Just tell me what you like! The only color that you really won't get a true one of is black, but there are gorgeous deep emeralds, blues, purple's, and more to choose from that I know you will find tempting. The fabric will be high quality and unique to you and your needs as a freshly postpartum human!
You can also contact me after purchase for a FREE intuitive energy and tarot reading from me to help decide on a good color for you during your particular journey. This can can include me keeping the color to myself until it is in your hands, giving you the ultimate custom experience! (Definitely my favorite choice and I have had no complaints yet!)
YOUR KIT INCLUDES:
(1) Cloth Belly Binder: made of a quality 100% cotton Batik or African fabric (Read section above this one to learn how to order your fabric)
(1) Bag (Custom, limited edition, unique, and one of a kind for each customer)
(1) PDF Instructions on how to use the product.
(1) Free Waistbeads to help track inches on waist. Waist beads are a traditional African jewelry that you wear around your waist...you can tell if you have lost or gained weight by the beads rising and falling on your belly. They are not attached to the Belly Wrap. Please choose your waist size (measured in inches) in relation to the size Belly Binding cloth you have chosen. If you don't know and can't measure, please include your pants size in the comments section. These are custom and I make them different for each person.
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NOTE: If you have a csection, the incision needs to heal shut before you bind!