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:
Telling of Your Birth Story
During our visit we honor your postpartum journey. This doula-led story will be followed by a guided family connection meditation, blessing or prayer that will help solidify the events that took place and moving forward into postpartum healing journey.
During our postpartum visit, we provide a check-in to support your breastfeeding to enhance comfort and ease of breastfeeding, especially in the first weeks.
Good nutritious food is really important after having a baby but often it can be the first thing to be overlooked when there is so much else going on. The first few weeks and months postpartum can be a blur of time and space. Most new families could use healthy, nourishing foods delivered to their door.
Using real ingredients to create whole foods, Holistic Family Doulas will customize meal planning, prepping and delivery for you and your family. Included in this package: customizing a meal plan; shopping for ingredients; delivery of meals in containers that can be eaten fresh or stored in the freezer for the week.
Minimum of 3 meals; Call us for more information about this great service
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, hand-dyed with natural dyes.
- 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 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