Postpartum Care

Ayurveda is an ancient system of natural healthcare that focuses on bringing balance to mind, body, and spirit. Ayurvedic postpartum care is focused on nurturing new parents in the specific ways they need as they recover from the incredible transformation of pregnancy and birth. In Ayurveda the first forty-two days after birth impact the next forty-two years of a birthing person’s life. This is because pregnancy, birth, and postpartum are such shifts in the lives of people and families. Providing yourself with as much of a foundation of rest, healing, and regulation as possible during this time can be so helpful in starting your parenting journey in a healthy way.

As an Ayurvedic postpartum doula my support is based on the Four Pillars of Care for the postpartum period. Healing Foods and Herbs, Meditation and Breath-work, Daily Self-Nurturing, and most importantly, Rest are needed in abundance during this sacred window.

6 WEEKS (3-5 DAYS PER WEEK)

  • Menu planning and sourcing all ingredients organic, in season and as local as possible. 

  • Shopping and preparing fresh meals, snacks, drinks and teas for the mother. All the foods are very specific to her body’s delicate digestive system, post-birth. The menu will start out with extremely simple foods and become more complex as her agni (digestion) gets stronger.

  • Daily oil massage instruction for mama and baby.

  • Weekly herbal oil massage (Abhyanga) for mother. 

  • Witch hazel and aloe cold pads for mother’s yoni during the first week or so of healing. 

  • Belly wrapping guidance and support. 

  • Help bathing the baby, changing, watching for short periods.

  • Breastfeeding support with teas, salves for nipple care and latching guidance. 

  • Elimination communication education and support for mother and baby. 

  • Meditation and Reiki energy healing for mother. 

  • Gentle Yoga, stretching and movement to support mama ease the aches and pains of nursing and early motherhood.

  • Sample menu: bone broth congee with black sesame, kichari, golden mylk shake, Milk Maker tea, lactation cookies, steamed greens + ghee.

Maternity Meditation Class

Postpartum Care Request

If you are interested in postpartum care for you or a loved one the sooner we chat, the better. Ideally by week 35.

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