Postpartum Education, Wellness, and Care

Note on Care During COIVD:

I am providing a limited number of in-person sessions.

However, online sessions and education available for pregnant and postpartum families. ​Virtual sessions are wonderful for birth integration and general questions.

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Postpartum Package Options

All packages include a free consultation

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1

$550

($200 in savings)

+ Postpartum Preparation Course

+Assistance in organizing your support team

+ 1 Prenatal office visits

+ 2 Postnatal home visits

+ Steam stool rental, personalized herbs, and steaming guidance

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2

$950

($235 in savings)

+ Postpartum Preparation Course

+Assistance in organizing your support team

+ 2 Prenatal office visits (60 min)

+ 4 Postnatal home visits (2 hours)

+ Steam stool rental, personalized herbs, and steaming guidance

+ 1 Postnatal office visit (90 min)

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3

$1200

(over $400 in savings)

+ Postpartum Preparation Course

+Assistance in organizing your support team

+ 3 Prenatal office visits (60 min)

+ 6 Postnatal home visits (2 hours)

+ Steam stool rental, personalized herbs, and steaming guidance

+ 2 Postnatal office visit (90 min)

Details

 

What do prenatal and postnatal visits entail?

I provide mother-centered care. That is to say, I attend to the physical, emotional, and energetic needs of of the mother.

 

Prenatal visits generally consist of pelvic alignment work to address any physical or emotional restrictions that may impact your birth.

 

Depending on your desires and needs on any particular day, postnatal visits may include CranialSacral Therapy to bring the bones and fascia back into alignment, Birth Integration to help you process and integrate your birthing experiences, Lymph Drainage to support cellular regeneration and breast feeding, Closing the Bones, as well as womb support through moxa and vaginal steaming. 

 

I do not provide regular meals or cooking, childcare, or housecleaning. 

  • Postpartum education for you, your family, and your extended support system

  • Assistance organizing your support system

  • Prenatal pelvic alignment

  • Birth integration and processing

  • Sesame oil massage for lymph drainage

  • Scar Tissue Remediation
  • Craniosacral therapy

  • Vaginal steams and sauna rentals for labor prep and postpartum recovery

  • Embodied pelvic care

Postnatal Office Visits 

After 6 weeks we can address internal pelvic structures to unwind fascial restrictions and support the body in healing from prolapse or incontinence symptoms. 

Connect with me today! I only book 1-3 families per month depending on the season.

Proper postpartum care is essential for longterm health and wellness

(As a certified INNATE Postpartum Care Provider, I teach a month long course on the 5 essentials of postpartum care. Find details here)

Known as the Cuarentena in Mexico, the Golden Month in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and The Sacred Window in Ayurveda, the first 6 weeks after the birth of a baby is recognized around the world as being a critical time in a woman's life, where she can either rebuild and re-generate, or become depleted and dis-eased. Cultures that value the mother-baby dyad as an integral part of societal health all share certain care protocols. Supported by Western sciences and physiological understandings, these ancient disciplines have long known the importance of communal support, adequate rest, warmth, appropriate foods, and bodywork.  

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Planning for the fourth trimester is essential to assure long term health for the new mother. A family needs to have a pre-planned support system in place to allow the new mother sufficient rest in order to recover.  Without this system, a woman is more at risk of hemorrhage, organ prolapse, pelvic floor dysfunction, developing autoimmune disorders, and postpartum mental health disorders. By providing physiological care, a family can increase healthy attachment with their children through reducing nervous system stressed, improve breastfeeding outcomes, and speed physical recovery. 

 

Fathers or primary partners should never be expected to be a mother's entire support system. Fathers may experience stress or potential trauma during the birth, and will also require nervous system support in order to process their experiences. They're also tired, overwhelmed, and only one person. Expecting your primary partner to be your support system will create additional stress on the relationship and cause burnout for both of you. 

Community and Connection are the foundations of postpartum care

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It's in our biology.

Human beings evolved as social animals. Our first instinct in times of stress or danger is to seek the help and support of our community, of people we trust to keep us safe. 

 

When we are unable to find this support and connection, the nervous system will escalate its attempt to keep the body safe. This means we start toward fight of flight responses. This can present as postpartum rage or anxiety. Eventually, if we still are unable to get our needs met and feel safe, the nervous system proceeds to a state of freeze. This can manifest as postpartum depression, fatigue, lethargy, and inability to care for the self or others. 

I am trained and certified as a Postpartum Care Provider by Rachelle Garcia Seliga, founder of Innate Traditions​. Much more than a doula, I am equipped to provided education and care to new mothers and their families.