What is a post-partum doula??
A post-partum doula provides emotional and physical support to new families in the first few days and weeks after bringing baby home. A post-partum doula is there to use evidenced based information to help with things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother-baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care
What is Ayurveda??
Ayurveda is one of the of the world's oldest holistic healing systems, developed more than 3,000 years ago. It is based in the idea of balance through diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing. The belief is that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit.
Post-partum ayurveda care focuses on support through food, herbs, massage, and other treatments for a full 42 days after delivery.
Why use a post-partum doula? And why me?
Birth is a sacred event in a woman's life. She deserves to be honored and supported as she undertakes this most challenging and miraculous transformation. As your doula, I will lend my heart and hands to you as you rest and recover while transforming yourself into Mother Goddess. I am here to directly support you in this sacred time. I am here to hold up the mirror and show you the strength you have. I am here to help you provide for yourself a nourishing environment so that the natural process of motherhood can unfold of its own accord.
I strongly believe that there is simply not enough support for moms- whether this is your first baby or your 5th. The first few months are the hardest, physically and emotionally. We live in a culture in the U.S. where moms are forced to go back to work after just a couple weeks at times. Where moms are encouraged to not pick up baby when they cry. Where moms are expected to do it all. Where moms are forgotten because focus is on baby only. This is a period where you will feel uncertainty, great amounts of love, responsibility, doubt, fear, and so many other emotions. It is crucial to focus and take care of yourself emotionally and physically.
Many other cultures have traditions during this post-partum period. In some cultures mothers stay indoors for many weeks. In some, mothers eat only certain foods thought to heal the body for a period of time. However, the U.S. seems to lack these traditions and ideals. My goal is to bring these methods of healing to you. 42 days seems to be a magic number many cultures believe in. It is believed that how you are taken care of in those 42 days will set you up for a lifetime. If you are supported and encouraged and allowed to heal and take time to become a mother, you will feel more empowered. During those first 42 days I use three key treatment elements- rest, nourish, and touch.
I will help to provide healing foods, oils, and massage while also providing breastfeeding support, newborn care help, emotional support, and more.
I love pregnancy, I love labor, and I love what women's bodies are capable of. I also love supporting women during this time, and empowering you to reach your truest self. This is my passion. I love to use my knowledge of ayurvedic health while supporting your post-partum healing. I hope you will allow me into your life during this sacred time!
Post-partum doula services began at $35 an hour, with a discount of purchasing in 3 hour packs. Additional costs for added services.
Post Partum Ayurvedic Nutrition Services
Nutrition during the post partum period is essential for healing. The foods we put into our bodies during this time have the capability of healing. Herbs and warm foods can support our body and ensure a speedy recovery. Receive the luxury of having meals prepared in your home that are specifically designed to nourish you and to re-balance your hormones and warm your body during your postpartum recovery. These meals will also provide you with the nutrition and calorie intake necessary for breastfeeding,Allow me to cook nourishing, comforting Ayurvedic meals for you to eat during your post- partum period. Services start at $40 an hour, with discounts for bundling postpartum doula services.