As mothers we often spend a great deal of time and effort researching every aspect of our pregnancies, but we completely forget to make plans for the period of time after the baby arrives. During this time, it is important that mothers are made comfortable and are allowed to rest while they heal and adjust both physically and emotionally to life with a new little.
A New Moon Rising offers several services to support mothers during this time.
Beknung Belly Binding $100.00 – $150.00
The benefits of Benkung Belly Binding include:
– Provision of skeletal and muscle systems that reduce back pain
– Encouragement of good posture during nursing
– Aids it the body’s process of returning to pre pregnancy shape in slimming the ribcage, abdomen, and hips.
– Pulls separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) back together.
– Decrease in postpartum bleeding by encouraging the body to rid itself of waste blood in a natural way
– It just feels supportive!
Bengkung is a traditional Malaysian belly binding method. This is the practice of wrapping and tying a strip of cloth, usually 8-10 inches wide and 11-16 yards long, around the abdomen during the postpartum recovery period. Benkung Belly Binding has been used in japan, Taiwan, and Malaysia for hundreds of years and provides support to the muscles and skeletal system of a mother as her body heals.
It is recommended that woman wear a Benkung Belly Bind for the first thirty days following the birth of the baby. You can begin wrapping at 4 days postpartum for a vaginal birth and a week after a birth by caesarian section. Many women prefer to alternate wrapping each day. For example, on Monday a woman will wear her wrap during daylight hours. Tuesday she will wear it as she sleeps. Wednesday she will again wear it during the day, and so on.
Many women choose to wear a Western postpartum binding piece made from elastic and Velcro. The difference between these methods and a Benkung Belly Bind is in the wrap itself. A greater length allows me to wrap your body from your chest all the way down to your pubic bone securely. Most Western methods only cover the waist. Belly Binding also does not roll or fold as elastic restraints do, so no incorrect pressure is added to the abdomen.
Benkung Belly Binding includes the following:
-A Beautiful hand-made wrap in the appropriate length for your body
-The process of wrapping your body. I will wrap you as I teach you so that you can do it on your own.
-A follow up visit three days later to rewrap you and make sure you understand how to use your wrap.
Yoni Bath $50.00
The benefits of Yoni Baths include:
– Ridding the body of dark blood left from a previous menstrual cycle
– Promotion of fertility through toning the tissues
– Regulating cycles
– Reduction of muscle tightness, pain, and other symptoms from endometriosis, hemorrhoids, fibroids, PCOS, or constipation.
Yoni Baths, or Bajos – the Mexican tradition of steaming the vagina using herbal infusions – are used for many reasons to promote women’s health. Vaginal Steams can be used to treat female digestive and reproductive health. The process of steaming brings heat to the womb and the pelvic floor, which increases circulation and also works to cleanse, nourish, and tone the tissues of the vagina and womb after giving birth. The medicinal properties of the herbs is infused in the water and carried into the body through the steam.
Yoni Baths are also useful for cleansing the womb after a miscarriage, D&C, and birth.
Yoni Baths are done in the privacy of your own home and are best done in the evening when you can rest for several hours after.
The Yoni Bath Service includes the set up and process of a 20-30 minute bath in the privacy of your own home as well as two additional herbal infusions for you to create your own Yoni Baths in the future.