Belly binding is the art of wrapping a woman's belly around five days after childbirth for physical support and to help hasten the recovery process. This belly binding technique uses a long strip of cloth to wrap around the abdomen from the hips to the ribcage. Women wear the wrap for 40 days or longer as needed.
Benefits of belly binding include postural support as the body returns to its pre-pregnancy position, assistance in the healing of the abdominal wall, and reducing water, fat and air in the tissue and cells of the abdomen. The binding can also ward off lower back aches and strains and prevent slouching whilst feeding your baby.