Benefits of Belly Binding
Re-Knits the Belly
Supports the Low Back
Increases Blood Flow to The Legs
Supportive, Comforting, & Protective Feeling
Assists the Body in Returning to its Pre-Pregnancy Shape
Teaches the Body to Drain by Allowing the Excess Fluids to Flush out of the Core
Helps your Pelvic Ligaments Gel Back Together and not Stretch Further, Allowing the Bones to Reset into the Pelvis
Supports or Prevents Diastasis (separation of the abdominal walls)
Encourages Your Abdominal Muscles to Return Closer to One Another
Prevents Low Back Pain & Sacroiliac Pain
Increases Warmth & Calms Wind
Helps your organs return to their optimal positions
Protects From Cold & Wind Invasion
Helps tissue rejuvenation, bowel function, and digestion
How to Correctly Bind
To correctly bind and support healthy pelvic floor and abdominal recovery, make sure that the wrap you use isn’t just squeezing your waist. If you do this without supporting the pelvic floor, you can place downward pressure on your pelvic floor. This can exacerbate chronically weak tissues or prolapse. You want to make sure the bind is lifting the pelvic floor and organs. You need to secure your wrap from the bottom up, lifting your organs and belly, while bringing them closer to your midline.
Which Wrap Should I Use?
I recommend the AB Bellies Inc Belly Bind Wrap for a belly bind that is less complicated. This is a ready made one piece option. Many people opt for this. Otherwise I find people tend to give up on belly binding altogether if it is a more complicated wrap. This wrap is easy to use, comfortable, and washable.
Can Belly Binds Be Used Outside of The Postpartum Time?
You can continue to use this wrap even after the postpartum time when you need posture or low back support, and during your period. It will assist with cramping, clots, low back pain, water retention in the gut etc., or when you feel you need extra support or protection and comfort.
How Frequently Should I Wear a Belly Bind Wrap?
You can wear your wrap all day long, but do not sleep in it. You can begin binding the 2nd day after birth. If you had a c-section wait till the 6th day after birth. Wear for at least 6 hours a day. Belly Binding should be done for 30 to 40 consecutive days after birth. If you like how it feels, you can continue binding for 2 to 3 months after birth.
Link to The Belly Bind
I recommend the Ab System because it provides more coverage. You want to find something starting under the breast and going all the way down to your pubic bone. This is a great item to put on your baby registry! Click here to purchase.
How to Put On Your Belly Bind
Click Here to watch an instructional YouTube video.
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