postpartum

Postpartum support

MOST PEOPLE LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES associate postpartum with the word “depression”. The reality is, difficult births, a culture lifting up productivity and isolation, patriarchy, and a culturally ignored and unsupported postpartum stage are leaving new parents fragmented and depleted. In many Eastern cultures today, and in times of the past, the first few months following birth are/were upheld as sacred. Wise women and birthing people passed down healing traditions through the lineage and the community came together to parent the new parent. Thankfully times are shifting and people are starting to recognize the importance of honoring this sacred window.

The truth that we don’t hear much about is that it is possible to emerge from pregnancy and birth whole and well. And doing so will positively impact your health and vitality for the rest of your life.


The 5 universal postpartum needs by kimberly ann johnson:

1. Extended rest period

2. Nourishing food

3. Loving touch

4. The presence of wise women and spiritual companionship

5. Contact with nature


Offering

LET ME HONOR YOUR COMMITMENT to wholeness as you emerge from birth and settle into parenthood with nourishing food medicine inspired by Ayurveda, heart-warming adaptogenic elixirs, spiritual companionship, a non-judgmental ear, guided meditation, oil massage, gentle herbal vaginal steams, nap and herbal bath facilitation, and more.


2 1/2-hour in-person visit: $275

Delivery of deeply nourishing foods specific to the 4th Trimester. When possible, I prepare dishes with veggies from my small organic garden. Some examples of dishes include:

raw adaptogenic sweet treats for the birthing parent to calm the nervous system, build resiliency, warm and lubricate the body

organic, grass-fed bone broth with functional mushrooms, herbs, spices to support breastfeeding, and tons of collagen

traditional Ayurvedic kitchari

oats and chia congee with seasonal fruit

homemade tisane to support immunity, the nervous system and lactation

delicious, warming plant-based elixirs loaded with adaptogens, herbal tea infusions and restorative fats

Postpartum herbal vaginal steam session

Handcrafted herbal perineal cold packs

Spiritual companionship and conversation

Processing your birth story

Gentle oil massage

Guided meditation

Light housekeeping to get your postpartum sanctuary back into a healing balance

Caring for baby while mom naps or takes a postpartum herbal bath

*Most parents choose to arrange several postpartum visits within the first few weeks post-birth. If three or more visits are purchased, the package includes a virtual or in-person home visit to help you and your partner (if applicable) craft your postpartum sanctuary plan and strategize how best to use your village.