Why is postpartum care important?
Having support during the postpartum time facilitates a smooth and graceful recovery from birth.
For a woman, postpartum care and wellness is :::vital::: as she adjust to her new role as Mother (even for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th….time) and also as she integrates the changes physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. Around the globe there are traditions that speak to revering, celebrating, supporting, and honoring the postpartum journey. Though our modern culture has lost touch with these roots, it does not change the :FACT: that women need and deserve wrap-around, consistent care as they recover from birth and integrate (or re-integrate) life with a newborn. Companionship, herbs, nourishing food, and rest are vital to her process. During this special time she has the opportunity to restore her body to optimal, vibrant health for now and for the rest of her life.
Ideally, postpartum care begins immediately after birth for up to 6 weeks. During this time I tend to a woman in her home with the services that will best support her including hands-on healing treatments, home care, and optional Ayurvedic meal preparation. Postpartum visits last between 3-4 hours and happen as frequently as a mother chooses as we discuss her postpartum care plan. Families can design custom care bundles during our prenatal consultations. Visit the rates and scheduling page to learn more.
I believe in these 5 elements of postpartum healing:
rest, warmth, healing touch, nourishing food, and companionship.
This will look and feel different for each woman, but the staples of my practice are:
Herbal remedies for vaginal healing which include sitz baths, steams, and infusions.
Rebozo, closing of the bones ritual
Castor oil packs
Ayurvedic inspired meals prepared fresh in your home
Processing birth triumph and trauma
Homecare which includes laundry, dishes, keeping sheets and bedding fresh, and general tiding up
Helping mama and family to understand infant development, sleep patterns, diapering, and anything else that may want to be explored and discussed.
See the services and treatments page to learn more about these traditional healing modalities and their long term health benefits.