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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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