Belly Binding

Postpartum belly binding is a tradition that has been passed down in many cultures to promote healing and well-being for the postpartum woman. It is one simple way to provide an ancient yet relevant practice for today’s postpartum mothers. It is somewhat misunderstood and thought to be ritualistic or ceremonial, when in reality the traditional cultures that practice it, see belly binding as more of a “common sense” approach to postpartum healing.

Belly Binding - $90
Belly Binding with Breastfeeding Support - $175


What Happens During Your Belly Biding Session?

Dara comes to the comfort of your own home shortly after you have given birth and provides abdominal massage and belly binding. Breastfeeding support is also available.

6 Weeks of Phone and Email Support

Sometimes questions come up and you would love some email/phone/text support to help you navigate your breastfeeding concerns. Dara offers remote support up to 6 weeks postpartum.

Read our blog on our other recommendations on how to thrive after birth: “Tips for A Healthy Postpartum”.


Benefits of Belly Binding

  • Uterus returning to pre-pregnancy size sooner

  • Postpartum hemorrhage prevention

  • Relief from birth 'afterpains', which typically become stronger with each child

  • Reduces postpartum internal organ swelling

  • Encourages internal organs to migrate to their original place

  • Provides posture support during breastfeeding

  • Corrects diastasis recti (separation of abdominal muscles)

  • Gives the mother a sense of security and ” togetherness"



In Latin American cultures, the position of the uterus is at the very core of traditional birth medicine. It was common and still is found that abdominal massage after the birth and wrapping are used not just to heal the muscle wall, but to actually help place the womb back in its proper position.

Traditional abdominal massage is performed just prior to belly binding. It’s a good time to learn how to palpate the uterus to detect healing and uterine involution and it is also a good time to assess possible diastasis recti (abdominal separation).

How is it done?

Abdominal massage is a gentle massage performed with a warming herbal infused oil (though coconut oil is also excellent). It assists with postpartum constipation, bladder distention, and uterine placement.



Belly binding can still be done. The binding is gentle around your incision and will support all weight off of your incision when you are standing.