The art and science of postpartum wrapping
Learn many ways to support the belly and hips during the postpartum
A webinar for professionals and parents who want to learn how to use wrapping to support the belly and hips and recovery after birth.
All around the world, there is (or used to be) a custom of wrapping the hips and/or the belly for the first few weeks after birth.
It makes sense when you think about it. During pregnancy, the body adapts to accommodate the growing baby: the pelvis tilts and widens, the spine curvature increases, the abdomen stretches to accommodate the growing uterus, which in turn also pushes all the internal abdominal organs up. During the birth the pelvis opens. Then after the birth all of this has to happen in reverse. The uterus has to shrink back to its pre-pregnancy size, and the abdominal organs descend back into place. On a simple physical level, wrapping helps to support stretched and unstable muscles and ligaments during this process. It also provides comfort and warmth.
New mothers are also open physically, emotionally and spiritually, and the wrapping is part of the support that helps on this level too. On an emotional level wrapping brings us back to our bodies and provides a sense of being contained. On a spiritual level it also feels protective.
How to do wrapping during the postpartum
I want to demystify the process and show you that it is simple and doesn’t require expert knowledge, and that you can do for yourself, or teach others easily. I will explain why there isn’t a kind of wrapping that is better than the others. Choosing a method of wrapping is like choosing a pair of jeans: you cannot be prescriptive about what fits each person, and it is a good idea to try before you buy. It needs to fit your lifestyle, and it needs to feel comfortable for your unique body.
Having been wrapping myself for over ten years and teaching my clients and other professionals to do it, I’ve decided to create a new online course to teach this. To celebrate the launch of this course, I am going to share some these techniques with you in this webinar
In this class, I will share stories and tutorials that demonstrate how simple and effective postpartum wrapping is.
What does the webinar contain?
- A historical background of postpartum wrapping
- Why wrapping can support postnatal recovery and wellbeing
- What options are available to wrap the belly and hips after birth
- Stories to illustrate how effective the wrapping is
- Videos tutorials showing how some of the binding is done
By the end of this class, you will know why wrapping is an important part of postnatal recovery.
You will immediately be able to practise simple ways of wrapping.
You will also know how to access further knowledge and training in learning many different ways to wrap.
I will give you links to free resources, and I will also tell you about new online course about postpartum wrapping, and will include a special offer for people attending the class.
Who is this class for?
This class is for birth professionals and for parents who want to learn how to wrap the belly and hips during the postpartum
What makes this class special?
I have a unique blend of scientific, theoretical and practical experience. I offer a blend of scientific, traditional, and practical knowledge. I have extensive experience in using and teaching wrapping techniques face to face and remotely.
About the instructor
Having worked as a doula from 2012 to 2022, I also have a diploma in antenatal education and spent several years teaching antenatal classes. I have been facilitating in person workshops for birth professionals for over ten years, and online courses for 5 years. I know to present information in a way that is entertaining, easy to follow, and which allows students to learn easily and enjoyably, as well as apply what they have learnt in the class.
Prior to being a perinatal educator, I gained a PhD in Physiology of Reproduction and spent 20 years working as a biology research scientist. I also have a DiPhe in antenatal education.
I am the author of the book Why Postnatal Recovery Matters, published by Pinter and Martin.