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Also known as Bengkung Belly Binding, this tradition has its roots in Malaysia, but has been adapted and used in many other cultures. Binding the torso after pregnancy has many benefits, some of which are better posture which is especially helpful for breastfeeding, getting back to your pre-baby shape faster, lowering discomfort in the back and hips, among other things. Choosing a Bengkung style bind over the more common store-bought "waist trainer" style is a better option because it binds you from your bottom all the way up to under the breasts, not just your stomach, it is much more comfortable, it is hand made with love just for you, and I can use any color combination you desire, they are much more stylish than a waist trainer, they can even be worn over a nursing tank! Binds are usually applied within 2 days after vaginal birth or after stitches are healed from a cesarean birth. Binds are worn during your waking hours and taken off at bedtime.
There is no better way to commemorate your pregnancy than to get a belly cast made. This is a once-in-a-lifetime keepsake that you can look back on for years to come. I bring everything to you, set up, and clean up. All you have to do is sit in a chair for about 30 minutes. I take the cast home with me to sand and seal and apply any artistic touches you desire. Options are limitless!
Casts are best when done between 35-37 weeks, but call ahead to schedule today!
Placenta Print Art
I can create several different prints of your placenta. Did you know each placenta is as unique as a fingerprint? These can be hung in the nursery, or preserved in a baby book.