The concept behind belly wrapping is to support the muscles and skin of a woman’s midsection after having a baby. This home remedy tummy tuck was performed by Mayan midwifes as a last duty after the baby’s out. Using a binder, the abdomen was held as tight as possible to heal the muscles and repair the tears.
With a rich history from Japan to Latin America, one of the best kept post pregnancy secrets is what women from around the world have been using for centuries – Belly Binding.
The history of belly wrapping
For centuries, Japanese mothers have used a “Sarashi” to speed up weight loss and toning of the abdominal muscles and skin after childbirth, while women in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Latin America, Mexico, Spain, England, and the Philippines have traditionally benefited from using an abdominal compression wrap after childbirth.
How it works
Imagine it has taken nine months for your skin around the navel to stretch and find way for your baby. It will take at least a few months for your skin to shrink as well. The uterus needs a minimum four to five weeks to contract back to its normal size. The cells that swelled during pregnancy start releasing the fluids in the form of urine, sweat and vaginal secretions.
Massage therapists will tell you that belly binding makes complete sense; the vertical abdominal muscles which separated during pregnancy to allow the belly to expand and accommodate the growing baby ideally need to come back together. Belly binding facilitates faster healing of these muscles.
Today many women who undergo c-section prefer belly wraps since they cannot exercise for the initial three months and the post pregnancy wrap supports the posture after surgery. Some women birthing by caesarean also use hypnosis to speed their recovery.
Overall, it is believed that post birth belly wraps work by providing gentle compression on the abs that helps the uterus to return to its normal size quicker. This means mum enjoys a flatter, firmer stomach sooner after the birth.
10 Benefits of Belly Wrapping
- Flatterns and firms your tummy
- Smoothes out lumps and bumps
- Provides abdominal & lower back support
- Added support after Caesarean surgery
- Accelerates healing from abdominal separation
- Minimises water retention and tummy bloating
- Promotes good posture
- Has an extra generous Velcro fastening strip which allows it to shrink as you shrink.
- No tags or seams & available in a variety of sizes
- Recommended by physiotherapists and midwives
Our post pregnancy belly wraps can be worn immediately after giving birth regardless of a vaginal or c-section delivery and most women wear them for a period of 4 to 8 weeks.
Australians, order your Post Natal Belly Wrap now – phone 07 3491 6533