UNINA POSTPARTUM BELLY BINDER
Unina's Belly Binder was designed with the Traditional Malaysian Bengkung in mind. Bengkung belly binding is the art of wrapping a postpartum women's belly for physical support and to help hasten the recovery process after childbirth while the pregnancy hormones are still present in her body. It replaces the the need to use a long 18 metre strip of muslin to wrap around around the abdomen from the hips to the rib cage. The advantage of using the Unina Belly Binder over other binders/girdles is that it is infinitely adjustable, beautiful and fits most women. The Unina (Bengkung) Belly Binder can even be worn if you have had a c-section (worn 2-4 weeks post c-section) as it still gives you all the benefits as listed below.
Supports the internal organs.
Assists in abdominal wall retraction and diastasis recti recovery.
Reduces the postpartum 'pooch' that many women experience.
Encourages good posture.
Reduces water retention.
Closes and reshapes the hips and rib cage by providing constant, steady pressure.
Decreases postpartum bleeding time.
Supports the pelvic floor.
Lessens after pains.
Encourages spinal realignment to a pre-pregnancy state.
Prevents slouching while feeding or holding your child.
BEHIND THE BRAND
The Mother-Daughter Duo,
Who believes every woman can have the Pregnancy,
Birth, and Postpartum Journey she desires.
Rangimarie grew up and trained in Northland, New Zealand, Whangarei. She is the second eldest of 10 children and often times had the responsibility of helping to raise her younger siblings. At 21, a single mum with one child, she decided to train as a Registered Nurse. Very soon after graduating and becoming qualified, she realised she wanted to be at the other end of the spectrum and being involved with new life.
By this point she had a second child, and a third on the way. She stepped out of the norm, and had her very own Home Birth 28 years ago, bringing Bonnie into the world.
Since then she has had 3 more children added to her family and has become a Midwife with three decades worth of experience birthing babies and caring for women. She has worked in public hospitals, private settings, across multiple cultural environments and countries. She has been present at many births!
Her life is full with 8 grandchildren and counting. Presently, she practises as a Private Midwife helping and empowering women to trust their bodies and birthing their babie in the privacy of their own homes.
Bonnie is a qualified Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist. The majority of her life has been spent pursuing endeavours that involved the human body. She has danced in various disciplines for 16 years, then transitioned into the gym scene where she studied the mechanics of the human body. Her focus shifted when she became pregnant with her first child - Amina.
With an already keen interest in the body and how it functioned on an everyday level, this new journey of pregnancy caused her to become interested in the changes that took place within her own body at this specific period of time.
Bonnie used the Traditional Malaysian Bengkung Belly Binder following her first pregnancy when the idea to create something that was easier to apply than the metres and metres of fabric which made up the Bengkung.
While Bonnie is a mother of two, she works towards bringing Unina to the world of pregnant and postpartum women, providing products that will enhance and simplify areas of the motherhood journey.