Pregnancy Belly Binding
Belly binding is a unique kind of support that helps bring the body back together after giving birth. A long piece of fabric is wrapped and tied in knots from the public bone, over the abdomen and ribs to just underneath the breasts.
Relaxin (a hormone produced during pregnancy that allows joints and ligaments to be more relaxed so baby can more easily pass through the pelvis at birth) slowly tapers away for about 6 weeks postpartum. Post Pregnancy Belly Binding supports muscles, pelvic structures and organs as they heal. It also supports the nursing persons back during the early days of breastfeeding, and helps facilitate rest as it limits physical activity during a confinement period.
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"We cannot birth our babies through sheer force of will.
We need to learn the more subtle,
the equally powerful, path of surrender."