Full service (as described above): $150. If you wish to have a coloured bind, please add an extra $10.
Binds alone are available for purchase: Plain $55 | Coloured $65 (plus shipping)
In-person pickup is available in downtown Toronto.
Payment is accepted via cash or e-transfer.
How soon after birth should I do the bind?
It’s recommended to do it as soon as possible after your birth, provided it was a vaginal birth. (See note on Cesarean birth below.) The bind is most effectively used in the first 8 weeks postpartum. It may be harder to see the benefit if you wait several months postpartum to do it.
How long do I wear the bind?
The first week, wear it 24/7 or as long/often as you want! You can even sleep in it. Of course, you can take it off to bathe, and then put it back on. During the second and third week, you can still wear it the majority of the time, just take it off for a period of at least 3 hours each day. In the weeks following, just wear it as needed.
Can I do belly binding if I’ve had a Cesarean birth?
Yes! We just need to wait until your incision has completely healed, usually about 2-4 weeks. Consult with your care provider to be sure your incision has healed.
How is this different from other corsets, girdles, and gadgets?
The bind is customized to your body each and every time you put it on. Some of the other products on the market may not offer as much flexibility. The unbleached muslin cloth is comfortable, breathable, and can be worn under your clothing and baby wraps/carriers, as you go about your activities. Don’t forget, the practice itself is a traditional, sacred one. It is a way of honouring you, the birthing person. The act of binding is very different than slapping on a mass-produced postpartum “belt”. It is a calming and relaxing (some might say spiritual) practice.