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Bengkung is a Malay traditional art of postpartum belly-binding. It is a process where the belly is tightly bound by a long piece of cloth in a criss-cross manner, and is a great way to honour your postpartum body as it heals. Unlike postpartum belly binders found on Amazon or Walmart, the bengkung is highly customizable. You are able to tighten and loosen it on any part of your body wherever you feel comfortable, working gently through your healing. More importantly, the bengkung is comfortable when worn for long periods of time, allowing you to go about on your daily activities.

Benefits of wearing the bengkung include: 
* reducing postpartum contraction pain in the uterus
* reducing the duration of postpartum bleeding, promotes expulsion of lochia (postpartum vaginal discharge) and pregnancy tissues
* 'lifting' the womb to prevent it from resting on the bladder, and to therefore reduce incontinence
* promotes healing of postpartum diastasis recti
* supporting the abs and promotes an upright posture, especially when nursing
* reducing postpartum lower back pain
* tucks the abdominal organs into place, reducing 'jelly belly' and boosting postpartum self-confidence

Clients are encouraged to start using the bengkung  approximately 4-7 days following a natural birth, or 4-6 weeks  after a cesarean delivery (when the incision has healed, and of course, with your health provider's approval). The bengkung is worn for 8-12 hours daily, for at least the first 40 postpartum days.  Body butter, creams or oils can also be massaged onto the belly prior to increase muscle tone, promote blood flow and to release any retained water that can occur after childbirth.

My in-person bengkung belly-binding service is $120, and it includes your own 100% cotton bengkung. The duration of the session is approximately 45 minutes, where I will teach you how to tie the bengkung, and provide you with additional tips/tricks, so that you can continue the practice and effectively heal in the comfort of your home. Please note that I am not a registered massage therapist, and I do not provide any postpartum massage services at all. At the moment, my area of services is limited within the GTA, and I only take on clients over the weekends. Please note that I do require a $20 non-refundable deposit to secure a spot, and the remaining $100 can be paid after the service is rendered. My calendar is pretty booked up several months in advanced, so please send me an email with your nearest intersection, and we can go from there. Please allow 3-5 business days for me to get back to you.

Bengkungs can also be purchased on its own for $70, shipping to anywhere in Ontario is an additional $20 (sorry, no pick up option available). If you live outside of Ontario, please send me your address so I can get you a more accurate shipping fee quote and we can go from there. Payment is only via e-transfer. Please send me an email if you have any questions as well. Thank you! : )

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Hello! My name is Haza and I'm a postpartum doula and bengkung belly-binding specialist. I have over 4 years of experience in the postpartum industry, and I used to offer overnight postpartum doula services through Toronto Yoga Mamas and Cherry Blossom Doulas. At the moment, I am only offering bengkung belly-binding services, and taking on clients in the Greater Toronto Areas (GTA).

My professional certifications include: 

  • Canada SafeCheck® Advanced Food Safety Certification (2023)

  • DONA International Postpartum Doula (2020)

  • Bengkung belly-binding practitioner (2020)

  • Breastfeeding for Birth Professionals by WellPregnancy (2020)

  • Infant/Child CPR by SAJE Vital Signs Inc (2020)

  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) advocate by QUILT Centre for Advocates (2020)

If you are looking for bengkung belly-binding services, drop me a line and we can go from there! Please allow 3-5 business days for replies.


For my (past) postpartum doula care stories, you can check out my instagram! :)

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Toronto, Ontario

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