Did you know that following traditional postpartum practices can significantly lower the risk of postpartum depression?1 Malaysia, followed by Singapore, boasts the world’s lowest postpartum depression rate, and the rich birthing traditions of the Malays contribute to this success2. In fact, Singapore has nominated the Malay Birth Traditions to be part of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Birth Matron is committed to sharing these authentic practices with birth workers, empowering them to impact the well-being of modern mothers.
Among the Malay postpartum tradition, Bengkung Belly Binding stands out as one of the most popular practices for its healing and slimming benefits. It offers faster healing, smoother recovery, and immediate abdominal flattening after birth and post-miscarriage, even embraced by A-list Hollywood stars and royalties.
In addition to Bengkung Belly Binding, we will delve into other postpartum treatments like postnatal massage, vaginal peristeam, womb lifting massage, and other herbal remedies and rituals. These practices help women recover during the crucial first 44 days after birth. Birth Matron ensures the preservation of authenticity, dispelling myths and inaccuracies, and teaches women the correct and safe techniques, including bengkung belly binding, among other birth traditions.
Join us in our mission to impact maternal wellness and contribute to reducing the maternal mortality crisis and making a positive impact in the the postpartum journey for mothers around the world. Embrace the wisdom of ancient traditions and be a catalyst for positive change in the lives of modern mothers.
1. F. Abdollahi. et al.“Postnatal Depression and Its Associated Factors in Women From Different Cultures”. Iran Journal of Psychiatry Behaviorial Science. 2011 Autumn-Winter; 5(2): 5–11.
2. Kit, L. K., Janet, G. and Jegasothy, R. “Incidence Of Postnatal Depression In Malaysian Women”. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 23.1 (1997): 85-89.