What is belly binding?
Belly binding is a way of firmly wrapping a woman's abdomen in a length of fabric. In many societies it has been an ancient traditional way of caring for a mother during pregnancy and after she has given birth, helping her to naturally heal.
Our belly binding sessions take 1-2 hours, and include:
- The 10-12 yards of wrap fabric (it's yours to keep)- The binding itself, performed by a ProDoula trained doula- A demonstration to teach you how to wrap yourself, if you desire- Additional binding sessions are available as well, at a discounted price as they don't include the fabric.
Why should you consider belly binding?
Prenatal belly binding is a wonderful way to support the pregnant belly, while postpartum belly binding helps your body recover after pregnancy and childbirth.
- Belly binding has a wonderful supporting and warming effect. It just feels good.- Encourages your abdominal muscles and organs to return to their pre-pregnancy position, prenatally it supports abdominal muscles and organs.- Some women experience a "loose" feeling after childbirth, this can helpalleviate that.- Belly binding can help you return to the size you were before the pregnancy.- Can improve posture and relieve back and shoulder pain, and prenatally can encourage a good position for baby.- It can also help to energetically mark the closure of the birth process, which some women find helpful.