We're on a mission to get birthing folks to prioritize healing and loving their bodies after it just did the most amazing things - growing, birthing and nurturing a baby.
We want to make this clear - our wrap is NOT about "getting your body back" - because it never left.
In many different cultures all over the world, the birth of the baby begins the time of rest. The Ab Wrap was inspired by the tradition of "Mother Roasting/Warming" which is a collection of different healing practices that signify the rite of passage of the birther becoming a parent. The wrap specifically was inspired by Bengkung Belly Binding which began in Malaysia and Indonesia.
In North America, postpartum healing is not fully considered. Instead new parents are racing to get back into their skinny jeans, striving to not look pregnant anymore and they start working on personal bests at the gym around 2 weeks postpartum.
At bellies inc., we invite you to consider the tradition of mother roasting that is embraced in many cultures around the globe such as China, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia and Indonesia. - HONOUR THE NEED TO RECOVER, REST, REPLENISH, AND RESTORE.
WE ARE PROUD SUPPORTERS OF YAYASAN BUMI SEHAT
Bumi Sehat is a not-for-profit organization founded in Bali in 1995, with programs in Indonesia and the Philippines. They advocate for displaced and low-income people and have 3 birthing centres in Indonesia and 2 in the Philippines. They also provide disaster relief support - like after the Philippine Tsunami in 2013 , the 9.3 earthquake/tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia 2004, the earthquakes in Yogyakarta Indonesia 2006, Padang Indonesia 2008, Haiti 2010, and Nepal 2015. At their clinics, they offer a comprehensive range of allopathic and holistic medicine, as well as pre and post-natal care, breastfeeding support, infant, child and family health services, nutritional education, pre-natal yoga and gentle, loving natural birth services. They believe that access to quality healthcare and to loving, culturally appropriate childbirth is a human right - a belief shared by bellies inc.
A portion of every Ab Wrap sold will be donated to Yayasan Bumi Sehat.