The Ab System
Why you should wrap your abs after birth
Belly wrapping has been used for centuries in many cultures around the world, especially in Asia.
We have created a modern day version of the Benkung (the traditional belly wrap) that helps heal the postpartum abdomen.
We have based our program on research! Check it out here
Belly wrapping plays a role in
- healing diastasis recti and encouraging re-alignment of the rectus muscles (the 6 pack muscles)
- keeping the new mother warm (mother roasting)
- encouraging rest
- supporting the pelvis and the tissues in the abdominal wall
- guiding the postpartum woman into restorative posture and alignment
- keeping the abdominals covered while breastfeeding for those who would rather be covered
- supporting the uterus in its return to its normal size
- improving circulation
- providing comfort and support – especially after cesarean births
The patented Ab System provides you with the prenatal Core Confidence Exercise Program to help you prepare, the Ab Tank and Wrap to help your abdomen recover and the restorative Core Confidence Exercise Program to help rebuild and restore your core from the inside out.
We also give you a wash bag, AND our eBook !
Recommended by Doctors, Midwives, Doulas and Physiotherapists, the Ab System has everything you need to Prepare Recover and Restore so you CAN have the abs you want after baby!
We recommend that the Ab System be purchased while you are still pregnant so you can start the Core Confidence program and have the Ab Tank and Wrap to put on immediately postpartum in order to take advantage of the most critical healing time for diastasis recti – the first 8 weeks postpartum.
We have a based the sizing on you taking your measurements during pregnancy – you will measure under your bust and around your hips. Refer to the chart below to determine your size.
As a general guideline, S is for women who were size 2-6 pre-pregnancy. M is for women who were size 8-10 pre-pregnancy. L is for women who were size 12-14 pre-pregnancy.
Belly wrapping alone is not enough – you must do the appropriate exercises to restore the core from the inside out.
Better yet, we recommend you do core exercise WHILE YOU ARE STILL PREGNANT to help prepare your core for birth.
Things to consider when using an abdominal wrap:
1. You must wrap from the bottom up. (See the video below) Wrapping from top down will increase pressure on the uterus and pelvic organs causing a downward descent (prolapse)
2. You are aiming for light compression to gently “hug” the belly and allow for involution of the uterus. Too much compression will increase IAP (intra abdominal pressure) and compromise the pelvic floor
3. You should wrap immediately postpartum and for approximately 8 weeks, or until you have restored the ability to generate tension in your abdominal wall. A pelvic floor physiotherapist is an essential part of your recovery and will help you determine this.