Postpartum Belly Binding seems to have ZERO scientific medical studies that can truly give any new mother a straight answer. It has been shown to quicken the healing time for those who suffer from Diastasis Recti or, the widening of the gap between the 2 sections of the Rectus Abdominis (or 6 pack) abdominal muscle. The split occurs at the Abdominal Raphe (Linea Alba and Linea Semiluniaris), the mid-line collagen structures of connective tissue at the front of the abdomen.
Although binding the abdomen allows for the connective tissues in the abdomen to reconnect that gap, it is only a part of the answer to healing the womb space. Abdominal strengthening exercises are also a very important factor in postpartum wellness and abdominal health.
With this being said - traditional cultures around the WORLD have used belly binding as a postpartum tool for thousands of years. Each culture has a slightly different technique, but all achieve the same goal: wrapping and supporting a newly postpartum womb. Usually it is best to bind 4-7 days postpartum and then continue to bind for another 3 months ideally. You can wear the bind anywhere from 12-23 hours a day, re-binding yourself when it becomes loose.
Divine Mother Doula Service offers an in-home binding session package. This package includes: