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Postpartum Belly Binding

Bellybinding helps to comfortably position your uterus, and supporting tissue, through involution (the uterus going back to it's pre-pregnancy size) after the birth of your baby.  Traditional Malaysian style Bengkung Belly Binding (which is different than using a corset) supports from the ribs, over the abdomen, and to the pelvic girdle, for full support in a flexible way that allows your muscles to regain their strength and your lungs to expand for full breathing.

Postpartum Belly Binding provides you with:

  • Abdominal Support
  • Organ Guidance
  • Decrease chance for diastasis recti
  • Confidence and strength when maneuvering after birth

Basic Belly Binding

$350

  • Custom-made muslin bengkung style belly wrap
  • 1 Postpartum visit (beginning within the first three days postpartum, and completing within the first week postpartum - must be discharged from the hospital before this can begin):
    • Light touch abdominal massage
    • Belly wrap and demonstration to your partner to continue wrapping for the first week postpartum
  • No herbs are included in this package

Full Belly Binding

$500

  • Custom-made muslin bengkung style belly wrap
  • 3 Postpartum visits (beginning within the first three days postpartum, and completing within the first week postpartum - must be discharged from the hospital before this can begin):
    • Light touch abdominal massage
    • Belly wrap and demonstration to your partner to continue wrapping between visits, and after the first week postpartum
  • Healing herbal blend for an abdominal poultice (enough for 5 days postpartum)

How Belly Binding Works

How do I schedule postpartum belly binding?

I will need to be notified of your desire for belly binding a minimum of 4 weeks prior to your baby's estimated birth date.  Sooner is better as I can only accept a certain number of clients per month.  This provides me with time to create the custom wrap, and order any herbal blends from quality sources, as well as place you tentatively on my schedule.  I require a $100 non-refundable down payment.

How do we setup the date to begin postpartum belly binding?

I prefer to be notified at least two days prior to beginning this service so I can fit you into my schedule as quickly as possible after your birth.  If you can give me a heads up when you're in labor, that is valuable.  Calling is preferable to messaging.

If you birth at home, this treatment can begin as early as the first 1-2 days after the birth if you are a current labor doula or birth assistant client.  It is preferable to begin after the first 24 hours.

If you birth in a facility, you must be discharged from the facility.  Due to the nature of hospital policies and routines within the first few days after birth, I am not comfortable providing this service until families have arrived home.  This is usually day 3, including labor doula clients.

What measurements do you need to make the custom wrap?

In order to provide you with the best support postpartum, these wraps are custom made to your measurements.  These measurements are best taken with some baby weight on you, as the wraps are used during the postpartum period when you are not yet a pre-pregnancy size.  There is not a specific time to take your measurements, this estimate just allows me to get within a size range.  (Dress or pants size does not help, because everyone's torso is a different length and we all gain various amounts with each pregnancy).

E-mail the following measurements with your name and your baby's estimated birth date to mdbergum@esalibirth.com with Postpartum Belly Binding Measurements in the subject line:

Height - Measure the distance between the underside of your breast, to the widest part of your hips

Waist: Measure the circumference of the widest area of your waist

Insurance Reimbursement

My doula services, including antenatal doula mentoring, labor doula, and postpartum doula care may be reimbursable by your insurance company.  Fees are required to be paid in full and you must submit your own claims; however, I will provide my NPI number and supporting information to help you with your claim submission.  In many cases, a well-written letter explaining how you believe doula support reduced costs for your birth, as well as persistence, will provide you with a reimbursement.  Please contact for any questions.

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