Bengkung Belly Bind - Blue + Yellow

  • $49.00
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This cotton bind is a hand dyed blue and yellow print.


Belly binding is a postpartum tradition in many eastern cultures.  The practice involves using special knots to tie a long strip of cloth around the abdomen during the recovery period to support a woman’s uterus and other organs after childbirth. We use the Bengkung style of belly binding at the Orchid Nest and our binds are handmade in Indonesia by a local birth keeper.

We will send you a video with instructions for someone to bind you as well as self-binding instructions.  If you are local, we offer in home and office binding instructions/sessions.

What are the benefits?

  • It pulls the separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) back together.
  • Encourages healing from pelvic/pubic separation (a partial bind during pregnancy can be especially beneficial for pelvic support).
  • Supports relaxed and untoned abdominal muscles.
  • Reduce fluid and air retention in bowels/abdomen.
  • Nurtures the mother in a time of vulnerability and healing.
  • Prevents back pain. While wearing it, you are reminded to sit and walk straight, thus avoiding the “nursing-slouch”.
  • Decreases postpartum bleeding time by helping the body to expedite the process.
  • In the case of a miscarriage or still-birth, belly binding can improve emotional healing as it speeds physical healing.