We currently think that what is necessity is a luxury, and it’s time that we reclaim this knowledge for ourselves and for each other, so that rather than feeling depleted, frazzled, and fragile, women can emerge from the transition to motherhood stronger, happier, and more whole.
— Kimberly Ann Johnson

Wrap-around Postpartum Care

I use the term “wrap-around” because I literally work to wrap a woman in support as she navigates her postpartum journey. My services are full spectrum and address a woman’s physical healing, her emotional wellness, and the massive adjustment in home, relationship, and life.

Wrap-around postpartum care begins immediately after birth for up to 6 weeks postpartum. During this time I tend to a woman in her home with the services and treatments that will best support her healing. Postpartum visits last between 3-4 hours and happen as frequently as a mother chooses when we design her postpartum care bundle. Visit the rates and scheduling page to see some sample care bundles. Families can design custom care bundles during our prenatal consultations.

I believe in these 5 elements of postpartum healing:

rest, warmth, healing touch, nourishing food, and spiritual 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.

  • Moxibustion

  • Rebozo, closing of the bones ritual

  • Castor oil packs

  • Ayurvedic inspired meals prepared fresh in your home.

  • Breastfeeding support.

  • 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.