My Doula Chris

Birth & Postpartum Doula, HypnoBirthing® CHildbirth Educator

The Sacred Art of Belly Binding
Everything during labour is about opening - physically, emotionally, spiritually - but once the baby is born, the body requires sealing or closing that which has been opened and is raw and vulnerable.  

The wrapping of a mama’s belly is an effective aid in the recovery of the body after delivery. The belly wrap is an important 360 degree supportive tool, which maintains pressure to the torso and abdomen.

All of the core is supported, aiding in the re-positioning of the vital organs, maintaining the stability of the loosened ligaments, holding the abdominal wall in a way that allows for strengthening and preventing diastasis, as well as improving posture and alignment through the spine and pelvis.

A belly bind helps the postpartum mama feel supported through her transition back into her pre-pregnancy body. It will help to reduce any discomfort or straining while carrying or lifting her baby. It will provide the back with support during breastfeeding, helping to reduce the slumped over or slouching posture.


Used in combination with the belly binding is an herbal firming paste that is applied to the tummy and torso area and covered with a thin cloth before the belly is wrapped.

The firming paste is made with 100% natural organic ingredients: cardamom, cinnamon, clove, cumin, ginger, kaffir lime, nutmeg,  & turmeric which have warming properties, stimulating blood flow to the area on and around the abdomen, resulting in the firming, toning, and strengthening of the internal stomach muscles as well as the loose abdominal skin. The ingredients also stimulate the body to release retained water in the tummy and torso area.

BENGUNG belly binding, An Ancient Malaysian Tradition

Price for Belly Binding is $135.00, and includes:

  • Handmade 100% cotton bind 
  • Organic Belly Firming Paste spice blend 
  • Organic Sesame oil
  • All materials for application
  • Mother-honoring ceremony
  • Initial binding. (Partner or companion will be instructed how to do subsequent bindings.)