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Belly Casting

Wrapping the belly is an effective and important part of a mom’s recovery in the postpartum stage of her journey. It aids the body to shrink and recover in shorter period of time, normally six to eight weeks. A belly wrap provides a mama’s postpartum body with complete support to assist abdominal wall muscle retraction, improve posture, stabilize loosened ligaments, and provide support to the torso while vital organs return to their pre-pregnancy size and position.

During pregnancy the body retains water, fat, and air which cause her body to swell and expand, including the organs in the womb area such as the cervix and vagina. The water retained by cells supported the amniotic fluid and the purpose of the air was to cushion the baby, mom’s internal organs, and bones as her center of gravity shifted and her baby grew bigger and bigger. This is why mom gets more and more swollen during the last months of pregnancy. When a baby is born, the excess water, fat, and flatulence are no longer needed and the cells will naturally release and shrink back to their pre-pregnant size. However, the purpose of a post-pregnancy wrap is to speed up this process with constant pressure on the abdomen and torso area.

Belly Binding

Why belly-binding ?

  • It helps to slim the ribcage, belly and hips.
  • Pulls in the separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) back together.
  • Prevents back pain. While wearing it, you are reminded to sit and walk straight, a good antidote to the “nursing-slouch”.
  • Decreases postpartum bleeding time by speeding up the process of getting rid of waste blood in a natural way. 
  • It’s an ancient traditional natural way of healing after birth.
  • It feels good!

A belly cast is the perfect way to preserve the wonderful memories of the nine months your baby grew inside your belly. You’ll love showing baby his or her “home” when he or she gets older. A belly cast is a realistic representation of mom’s belly because it’s 3-dimensional. You just can’t get that with a video or photograph!

The entire process takes about 45 minutes from start to finish... this includes set up and clean up. We provide all materials needed. Once complete, we will take the cast with us to finish the process. Belly cast is lightweight and is made from premium plaster of paris bandage. Some decorating ideas for your belly cast includes painting, applying sequins, flowers, ribbons and so much more! You can chose to leave it plain white or we can decorate it for you and add some bling(bows, sequins, ribbon etc.)

Prices range from $75 to $150. Please call if you would like a quote!

Price of this example belly cast is $100