As a non-clinical support person, I Hanan Webster can make no medical claims for the outcomes of belly binding services, nor cannot guarantee results.
Belly binding is most effective when the wrap is worn for 8-12 hours daily for approximately 40 days and accompanied by gentle, postpartum-appropriate exercises. Belly binding after the first six weeks postpartum may not be effective. Belly binding is
also MOST effective when the client remains in bed the majority of her time wearing it. The more you move, the less effective it may be. The binding is intended to be worn as the client rests and heals in bed.
Essential oils or Traditional Warming paste may be used, but are not meant to treat or cure any medical conditions. Traditional Warming paste includes any combination of the following: black pepper, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, clove, redmond clay, grapeseed oil, and calendula. Only client's essential oils will be used, if desired.
By signing this contract, you (the client) take full responsibility for your health and medical care. Please notify me of any unusual pain, circumstances of the recent labor/birth, applicable medical concerns, and/or allergies experienced. I will not attempt to diagnose any symptoms discussed, but will direct the client to the appropriate medical care provider as needed.
I recommend all postpartum women make an appointment with their local physical therapist and/or chiropractor for pelvic floor assessment after having a baby. The client understands that belly binding is not recommended with the following conditions:
severe pelvic organ prolapse (bladder, uterine, etc.), emergency hysterectomy, severe diastasis recti (abdominal separation), and abdominal hernia.
I am not a licensed massage therapist, herbalist, or aromatherapist and do not claim to practice as one. Touching is limited to contact necessary to apply essential oils or warming paste and wrap the binding around the client's abdomen. My sole purpose is to provide for the physical comfort and emotional support of the postpartum mother.
Knowledge imparted during the course of the belly binding service is based on my experience as a birth doula, a mother, and as a professional postpartum belly binder. This advice should not be taken as medical advice, and any action taken/results had
based on my suggestions is the client's responsibility and liability.