Amina - /aˈmi.na/ - Truthful, Trustworthy
The Amina Wrap by Unina was created by Bonnie while pregnant with her first child.
She researched high and low for a method that would help her to re-gain her pre-pregnant body in a completely safe and natural way.
As a qualified Personal Trainer and Sports Masseuse, she was interested in something that produced great results whilst allowing her body to recover from Pregnancy and Childbirth.
She discovered the traditional Asian Bengkung which has been used in varying forms by many cultures for centuries.
This method requires 12-15 metres x 20cm length of cotton material and a large dose of patience to put on.
The technique of wrapping from the hips upwards ensures that the abdominal organs are compressed upwards so that undue pressure is not applied to the pelvic organs and pelvic floor muscles, which causes more pain and discomfort.
Bonnie wore the postpartum wrap from day 1 to 6 weeks after birth. The pregnancy hormone - Relaxin - which is still present in the body, works together with the Postpartum Bengkung Belly Wrap towards recovery.
Bonnie found the process of wrapping herself, quite time consuming and tedious at times. Going to the bathroom required the loosening of the wrap each time then re-tying or re-positioning afterward. Completing this task with a small baby and toddler proved to be very challenging. Consequently, she set to work designing a garment aimed at overcoming the issues and simplifying the process of applying it making the whole Bengkung experience even more enjoyable - Voila!
The AMINA Postpartum Bengkung Wrap evolved!
This 100% cotton Modern BengKung was designed with the hot Queensland weather in mind. You can apply it on your own, go to the bathroom without unravelling meters of material only to replace afterward. The soft loop velcro straps allows for easy adjustment suitable for any body shape. PLUS: it helps correct - diastasis recti - aiding in the healing process, helps corrects posture - great for a sore post birth back - and stabilises the pelvis. Others have said that "this is great for a sore back, it makes me feel secure."
Reviews on other similar products revealed that their abdominal organs were pushed downwards causing a lot of pain on their sutured perineum. The Bengkung prevents this from happening making it the ideal Postpartum Recovery Garment for every new mom as well as a perfect Baby Shower Gift.
By Rangimarie Smith - Private Midwife