BELLY BINDING (CAST & BENGKUNG)
Belly binding is a postpartum tradition in many Latin American and Eastern cultures. The practice involves using special knots to tie a long strip of cotton cloth around the abdomen or a cast waist trainer during the recovery period to support a woman's uterus and other organs after childbirth. Women can get the best benefit from belly binding if it starts as soon as possible after birth, usually beginning on the fifth day after labor and throughout the next 40 days.
CERADA DE CADERAS (CLOSING OF THE HIPS/BONES) PRE AND POSTNATAL WITH REBOZO
After childbirth a woman's body is changed, hips and feet widen, organs displace, breasts swell and psyche is altered by the right of passage a woman has undergone mentally and emotionally to conceive, carry and birth a child. The closing of the hips/bones is meant to acknowledge the immense changes a woman has undergone in pregnancy and childbirth to assist in bringing her spirit back into her own body. Physically it guides bones back into place, helps the uterus shrink back down & stimulates blood flow. Emotionally it provides a sense of calm and grounding and establishes a sense of self. Cerada de cameras are still widely practiced throughout Latin America and are typically performed multiple times within the first forty days after birth and as soon as just a few days after birth.
Placenta encapsulation is the practice of injecting the placenta after it has been made into pills. The benefits of placenta encapsulation include a decrease in postpartum mood disorders, increased production of oxytocin, a decrease of stress hormones, restoration of iron levels following bleeding after work, and increased milk supply.
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