Postpartum Abdominal Wrap

Postpartum Abdominal Wrap or Belly Binding is a practice of tying a long strip of cloth around the abdomen during postpartum recovery period to ensure a strong support to our womb after childbirth.  It is also known as Bengkung Wrap, a traditional belly binding technique in Malaysia.

Traditional Bengkung Wrap vs. Western Postpartum Girdles

TANAMERA Abdominal WrapA traditional Bengkung Wrap is a long girdle or corset that covers from below the chest all the way down to the buttocks and hips. As such, it stays put and does not press on the abdomen area while wearing. The best part is a traditional Abdominal Wrap doesn’t just work on the waist alone, it also helps the ribcage and the hips to return to their pre-pregnancy size more effectively.Modern Wrap A good Abdominal Wrap or traditional Bengkung gives 360 degree support to a mother’s postpartum body. It should be practical and easy to put on, and should be made from soft and comfortable yet durable cotton for hours of comfort.

Why Use Abdominal Wrap?

Wrapping the abdominal during the postnatal period helps the postpartum body to shrink and recover more effectively. It provides complete support to a maternal body and assist the retraction of the abdominal muscles. It improves posture, stabilizes loosened ligaments, and provides support to the torso while the important organs return to their pre-pregnancy size and position.

In general, a good postnatal Abdominal Wrap provides a holistic support to all the abdominal and pelvic organs, including the muscles in the pelvic area. A longer traditional Abdominal Wrap on the hip area aids the cervix to shrink and allows the pelvic muscles to heal without being further stretched.

In summary, Abdominal Wrap provides the following benefits:

  • It flattens the tummy and hips, reduces weight and helps the body to go back to its pre-pregnancy size.
  • It provides firm control of sagging and flabby tummy skin after childbirth.
  • It promotes good posture and back support especially while breastfeeding.
  • It tightens the abdominal muscles and tissues.
  • It helps to shrink the uterus back to its pre-pregnancy size.

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