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*Bengkung Belly Binding*

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 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

  • Provides postural support for the torso and organs

       as they return to pre-pregnancy position

  • Supports and assists abdominal wall healing and

       diastasis recti recovery

  • Supports the body's natural spine and posture

       realignment post birth

  • 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


  • Prevents slouching while feeding or holding your


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 until the incision is mostly healed before they are wrapped.

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.

The Process

A special warming herbal paste is applied directly to the abdomen before wrapping.

 We use Healing Alchemy Firming & Tightening Belly Balm is a highly effective mixture of herbs and oils known for their skin healing, tightening, rejuvenating, and closing properties - locking in moisture to repair the skin, on more than just the surface level, while allowing the largest eliminative organ on your body to still breathe and detoxify. 

The wrap is typically worn for forty days. In our western society women are wra.pped for three to five days and then it is their own personal choice to learn and continue the daily wrap. Essential oils may be used instead of herbs. Belly binding is powerfully healing!
It physically heals the body and emotionally honors the mother during the immediate postpartum period.


On a Personal Note:

My daughter's 1st belly binding 6 days post C-Section.

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 Below is her 5th binding at 3 wks postpartum - she was thrilled with the results!

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