Here is a little history:
"For centuries, Japanese mothers have used their “Sarashi” to speed up weight loss and toning of the abdominal muscles and skin after childbirth, while Hispanic mommies believe their “faja” helps bring all the muscles used in the birthing process back together again. No matter what she calls it, women in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Latin America, Mexico, Spain, England, and the Philippines have benefited from using an abdominal compression wrap after childbirth."
In cultures like those mentioned above, it is actually considered cruel NOT to bind your belly. After reading about the ancient art of belly binding, I decided I would give it a try this time around. To be honest, I am very skeptical of things like this but I've been pleasantly surprised.
After tons of research and reading lots of reviews, I decided to try the 9" Three Panel-Elastic Abdominal Binder & Waist Trimmer. It can be overwhelming when you see the many styles and prices out there, but be encouraged that you CAN find a good wrap at a decent price! Some are very expensive! Like I said, I'm skeptical of things like this and I didn't want to spend a lot of money only to be disappointed, so I chose an inexpensive wrap that had good reviews and hoped for the best. May I just say that if the Lord gives us more children, I will ALWAYS wrap my belly after delivery!! I have loved it.
So what are the benefits of belly wrapping?
- It helps restore organs and muscles to their original positions.
- It reduces the appearance of the belly quicker.
- It lessons the likelihood of postpartum depression.
- It helps stabilize a woman's mood.
- It eases the transition of becoming un-pregnant.
- It supports post-birth digestion.
- It offers gentle support of the back and stomach.
Sounds great, doesn't it?
|36 hours postpartum without the wrap|
|36 hours postpartum with the wrap|
If you have never tried it, I highly recommend it!
|2 weeks postpartum (with the wrap)|