Bengkung Belly Binding

What is Bengkung Belly Binding?

   Bengkung is a traditional Malaysian belly binding method.  Basically, it is a long strip of cloth that is wrapped around the abdominal area in the postpartum period, offering support to the womb after birth.

What are the Benefits of Bengkung Belly Binding?

        Supporting the internal organs
        Assisting in abdominal wall retraction
        Encouraging good posture
        Improving circulation
        Reducing water retention
        Closing the hips and the rib cage
        Decreasing postpartum bleeding time
        Supporting the pelvic floor
        Lessening afterpains
        Encouraging spinal realignment to a pre-pregnancy state.

        Prevents slouching while feeding or holding your child

For c-section mothers, belly binding can also help protect the incision site and allow women to be more mobile and supported in initial healing period. The goal with Bengkung binding is not a flatter tummy but overall holistic healing.

How to receive the best results


  Women should be wrapped as soon they can after birth, ideally on day five postpartum. The bengkung belly bind should be worn daily for 10-12 hours a day for at least 40 days or longer. Often women who use a bengkung belly bind after birth return to their own pre-pregnancy size in 6-8 weeks.

After a cesarean birth, women should wait for at least 3- 6 weeks until the incision is mostly healed before they are wrapped.

Will I be able to bind myself?


   Yes! I offer the belly bind so you are able to confidently wrap yourself daily.  By the end of your session, you will know how to use your the belly bind and be able to confidently wrap yourself daily.  

Belly Binding (45-60 minute session) In office: $90.00
Belly Binding (45-60 minute session) at home: $110.00
Postpartum Healing Salve $20.00


   These prices include your own Bengkung Belly Bind to keep.

I do have different ones available to choose from. However if you choose to purchase one on your own from a site such Etsy I charge $25 in office and $45 for an at home session.

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Samantha Zahner

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