Belly Binding

Holistic Medicine tells us binding is vital for the closing of the mind, body and spirit after a woman gives birth. The tradition of belly binding originated in Malaysia, but can also be found around the world in various forms.

What is Bengkung Belly Binding?

Bengkung is a traditional Malaysian belly binding method. Essentially, it is the practice of tying a long strip of cloth around the abdomen during the postpartum recovery period to ensure strong support to the womb after childbirth.

Benefits of Belly Binding

  • Supporting the internal organs
  • Assisting in abdominal wall retraction and diastasis recti recovery
  • Reducing the postpartum “pooch” that many women experience
  • Encouraging good posture
  • Improving circulation
  • Reducing water retention
  • Closing and reshaping of the hips and rib cage
  • Decreasing postpartum bleeding time
  • Supporting the pelvic floor
  • Lessening after pains
  • Encouraging spinal realignment to a pre-pregnancy state
  • Preventing slouching while feeding or holding your child