Your care does not end after the birth of your baby...your health, well-being and recovery is number one to us! Try out one of our many postpartum support services to help assist you with optimal recovery.
Bengkung Belly Binding
Bengkung belly binding is the art of wrapping a women's abdomen (from hips to rib cage) within the first 5 days after the birth of her baby. The process helps to expedite the recovery process after childbirth. The Bengkung belly binding technique is rooted in Malaysian culture however various countries and cultures around the world use a form of belly binding to help support the healing process.
Benefits of belly binding: Pulls in the separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) back together, prevents back pain, aides in release of postpartum water retention, reduces chance of further stretch marks, and decreases postpartum bleeding time by speeding up the process of expelling water waste blood in a natural way.
Price: $175.00 USD
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During pregnancy a mama’s 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, mama’s internal organs, and bones as her center of gravity shifted and her baby grew bigger and bigger. This is why a mama 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.
A long post-pregnancy wrap provides a holistic support to all the abdominal and pelvic organs, including the muscles in the pelvic area. Support to the pelvic area is very important in the immediate weeks after birth as a mama’s cervix dilates 10 cm when active labor is reached, this is the equivalent to the size of an average bagel. Therefore the pressure of a longer wrap on the hip area helps the cervix shrink and allows the pelvic muscles to heal without being further stretched. Steady, pressured support on the hips allows the body to “close” more easily than if just left in its expanded state. The Bengkung style of binding is known to help heal diastasis recti with the constant supportive pressure on the abdomen area.
The Belly bind is most effective and best used during the first 8 weeks postpartum but can be useful for support during anytime of the postpartum period.
- By Valerie Lynn, Author of The Mommy Plan
The concept of combining herbs and steam for medicinal use can be tracked back centuries ago to eastern cultures in Africa and Asia. V-Steams bring in fresh oxygenated blood, promote cleansing, and shrink/tone the vaginal walls and uterine tissues by sending the moist heat and herbs into the tissues and bloodstream. The moist heat opens up the pores of the tissues and has a direct healing effect on the reproductive system.
Price: $65.00 USD
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For millennia, women have shared this knowledge among one another, inspiring each other to connect with, love and heal our bodies. Today, countless women are rediscovering the practice, along with its vast and varied benefits. Yoni steams have been found throughout history to:
- Significantly reduce pain, bloating and exhaustion associated with menstruation.
- Decrease menstrual flow as well as reduce dark purple or brown blood at the onset or end of menses.
- Regulate irregular or absent menstrual cycles.
- Increase fertility, especially when combined with The Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy.
- Speed healing and tone the reproductive system after birth.
- Treat uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, uterine weakness, uterine prolapse & endometriosis.
- Assist with the repair of a vaginal tear, episiotomy, or C-section scar.
- Assist with the healing of hemorrhoids.
- Treat chronic vaginal/yeast infections, and works to maintain healthy odor.
- Relieve symptoms of menopause including dryness or pain during intercourse.
- Detoxify the womb and remove toxins from the body.
- Release stored emotions and tap into the energy that is our creative potential.
- By Vibrant Souls at soulvibrance.com
Diastasis Recti & Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Diastasis Recti and Pelvic floor disfunction is a condition that many women suffer with after pregnancy....but did you know you don't have to? Visit with our physical therapist either in-office or in-home so she can go over the condition, asses your body and make personal recommendations to get you put back together again.
Price: $220.00 USD
In-Home Breastfeeding Consultation
Breastfeeding can be both a rewarding and challenging experience for many Houston moms. Let us assist you in making this experience a success. Get the hands-on breastfeeding support you and your baby need in the comfort of your own home.
Price: $175.00 USD
Private Chef and Meal Planning
Too busy to think about where your next meal is coming from while juggling work, life, and pregnancy? Marley & Moo™ has you covered... Our Chefs will prepare dinners, lunches, and prepackaged meals for you and your family during this time to help ensure your optimal wellness.
Proper nutrition and eating is essential to your pregnancy and postpartum period. Receive the luxury of having meals prepared in your home that are specifically designed to nourish you and to re-balance your hormones and warm your body during your postpartum recovery. These meals will also provide you with the nutrition and calorie intake necessary for breastfeeding.
Never worry about what you are going to eat again!