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African Belly Binding Bliss and Baby Co
African Belly Binding Bliss and Baby Co
African Belly Binding
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I visited South Africa in 2016. I learned the art of African belly binding while on my trip. This was an essential trip for myself and for my family as it was this first opportunity to meet my father's side of the family. My grandfather had come to this country on his own, bringing no family with him. This was the first opportunity to meet an extended family from Africa. While I was on my trip and in my second year of midwifery school, I had a chance to review and observe birthing care in South Africa. This is where I learned the African version of belly binding.

What are the benefits to belly binding?

Core Support

As many new mothers experience diastasis recti, which is the separation of the abdominal muscles from the growing uterus and baby. The belly binding process helps bring those muscles together during initial weeks after birth, also considered the healing period, to easily support your core. 

Pelvic Support

When a woman is pregnant her body releases the relaxin hormone, which is responsible for the ligaments relaxing and loosening to help the baby move through the pelvis. In addition, relaxin stays in the new mothers body for several months after birth. The belly binding process during postpartum takes advantage of the relaxin still present and helps to put a gentle pressure on the hips and bringing them back to their pre-pregnancy state.

Lower Back Support

The abdominal muscles are directly related to the back muscles. When one is strengthened the other is strengthened and when one is weakened the other is weakened. When these back muscles are not supported it can cause back discomfort and problems. The belly binding process helps to support the core and support the lower back, while helping the new mother with her posture. 

Pelvic Floor Support

Just as the core muscles are interconnected, the pelvic floor muscles are interconnected to the core. As mentioned before, when your core is supported, you are better able to manage tasks and exercises properly.


As new mothers learn the elements of breastfeeding, it is important to be properly positioned so that the baby is brought to the breast versus the breast brought to baby. This means, don't lean forward and strain the neck to feed. The belly binding process can assist with this by simply encouraging your body to have good posture while you feed.

Belly Binding Package | $200

  • Two hour postpartum visit with belly binding process

  • One muslin belly binding fabric - choose from fabric available

  • Belly Paste

Belly Binding Package DIY | $100

  • Instruction on how to bind on paper and video

  • One muslin belly binding fabric - choose from fabric available

  • Belly Paste 



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