Many cultures around the world have traditions involving the binding of the abdomen after birth. It is believed that the physical benefits of binding include helping the uterus return to it's original size, minimizing postpartum bleeding, encouraging internal organs to return to their normal places, supporting posture during breastfeeding, assisting in the correction of diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscles), and giving the mother a sense of "having it together". Taking time every day to bind gives you a few minutes every day to reflect and focus on yourself. Many Asian cultures believe it also helps to close the second and third chakra, providing emotional healing and providing security and calm feelings.
Bengkung binding is done with 100% cotton fabrics. This provides flexibility and breathe-ability. Binding with this method can begin in as little as 2-3 days postpartum for a vaginal birth. In the event of a belly birth, it is necessary to postpone bengkung binding until after the incision has had a few weeks to heal. The bind is worn for 12-18 hours if possible, and for optimal results, it should be worn every day for 4-6 weeks.
Package includes a bind, a 2 oz bottle of warming oil, and an initial binding to teach you and/or your partner how to do the binding. Additional in home binding visits can be purchased if you feel you need them. Binds can also be purchased by themselves.