The proper postpartum recovery is essential to the mother and the family. In this day and age more than ever women are expected to do so much so quickly.
Women are increasingly seeing the need to take time for their healing. Holistic Family Doulas can help ease the transition after having a baby by offering the following services: Belly Binding, Postpartum Healing Ceremonies, and Reiki and Singing Bowl Meditations.
Belly binding is an excellent practice to encourage healing during your postpartum. Benkung Belly Binding is a wrapping technique from Maylasia but many cultures use some form of belly binding. Belly binding provides increased physical support (it feels like a warm soft hug!) and helps in the recovery process. Benefits of binding include: providing postural support for the torso and organs as they return to pre-pregnancy position, supports and assists abdominal wall healing and diastatis recti recovery, supports spine and posture realignment, reduces water, fat and air in the tissue and cells, stabilizes loose ligaments and helps to relieve lower back aches and strains. Belly wrapping can start as early as 5 days postpartum for vaginal births and 4-6 weeks for a cesarean birth (after an incision has healed). Belly binding is recommended for at least 40 days from the start of the first wrap.
Wrapping sessions take place in the comfort of your home and include the following:
Wrap – made from premium muslin
Wrapping – We will wrap you and show you how to wrap yourself. We can teach a friend or partner how to help wrap for the next time.
Sealing paste – Apply a warm oil massage with warming spices to your lower belly, helping reduce swelling and facilitate healthy digestion and uterine involution.
Instructions – We will leave you with a video link and instructions so you can do this on your own
Wrap can be purchased separately or are included with purchase of a session. This service can be preformed in the comfort of your own home or at Kryssage Wellness in St. Charles
Ceremonies are celebrations to honor rites of passage and the significance of monumental changes during our life time. As doulas we bring ceremony to honor the transition into Motherhood, bringing closure to pregnancy and birth and welcoming the new stage of life.
In today’s culture of high expectations for new mothers to adjust quickly to their new life, we forget to honor the major transformation that occurred. A new baby, a family, demands of the house, work and other commitments can be overwhelming and make the transition difficult.
Holistic Family Doulas will customize a beautiful postpartum ceremony for you. We will tailor a package that will include your choice of:
COST: Parts of this ceremony is included in the birth doula package. As a stand-alone, this can cost anywhere from $125 to $195 depending on what products are needed.
Having a reiki session during postpartum can be gentle but powerful healing experience.
Birth is an incredibly powerful moment in a woman’s life. It opens us to a whole new level of physical sensations and raw emotions. Receiving a Reiki session after the baby is born can help to heal any trauma that might have happened during birth, or balance the energies of a mother dealing with stress, hormonal imbalances, anxiety, low back pain, or any other issues that can arise after the birth of a child
Reiki can be performed in your home or ours in Warrenville or St. Charles. We also have space available in Naperville and St Charles.
$125 for a combination Reiki and Singing Bowl Session
Singing bowl meditation is an excellent self-care practice during pregnancy and postpartum. Vibrational therapy can help build the connection between your body and the universe. Music and sound are widely recognized in various cultures around the world as sources of healing and improving spiritual alignment. As you hold new life within you, singing bowls can help you resonate with your baby creating a beautiful, stronger bond through this experience. Pregnancy is an intimate journey impacting your whole body, emotions, and psyche. At times, you might find that your partner is feeling disconnected from the process. A singing bowl meditation is a great way to invite your partner to join you to resonate with you and your baby.
After you give birth the vibration of singing bowls and guided meditations can help you to reconnect with your body, to center yourself in this new stage of life and to move forward with a sense of peace.
Sessions take place in Warrenville.
$125 combined with Reiki