Postpartum Care

A postpartum doula is an experienced woman who comes to a family's home to provide emotional, physical, and educational support in the first weeks or months follow the birth of a baby. Postpartum doulas support all types of families: first time parents, experienced parents, families whose babies are born via surrogacy or adoption, and mothers who have vaginal or cesarean births. The assistance of a postpartum doula allows mothers to recover from birth and bond with their newborn, focus on establishing breastfeeding or learn the ins and outs of other infant feeding methods, transition into the role of motherhood with confidence, and receive emotional support and companionship. Partners are also well supported by postpartum doulas--those who receive postpartum care feel more confident in caring for their newborn, and supporting the mother as she heals from birth. 
Sacred Postpartum Care, also known as Mother Roasting, is the care of the new or experienced mother after birth. The recovery and health of a postpartum woman is extremely important. Sacred Postpartum Care is the practice of belly binding, and other warming techniques. As we wrap the belly, we also heal and protect the soul. Your Mother Roaster will tenderly support you as your body transitions and changes--making sure that the transition is gentle and gradual. Every woman deserves to be welcomed into mothering with loving care techniques that are practiced in cultures around the world. As your Mother Roaster I will facilitate the sealing of the birth process and honor your birth story by easing you into your new role as Mother. Please see below for a list of the techniques I offer.
 
As your postpartum doula, I will help you become the parent you want to be, giving you the confidence to use your intuition, paired with evidence based information, to make the best choices for your family.
I provide:
  • newborn care instruction (including diapering, bathing, soothing, etc.) 
  • information on infant sleep
  • breastfeeding & bottle feeding education
  • support for your postpartum recovery by introducing you to various postpartum customs (such as belly binding) 
  • light household maintenance
  • day or night care, depending on your family's needs

Mother Roasting

Sealing Mama Goddess Package:
 
  • Ceremonial Bath
  • Warm Sesame Oil Rub Down
  • Sealing Ceremony
  • Belly Firming Paste
  • Sacred Belly Binding
  • Bow Now Honoring
Sacred Belly Bind Basic Care Package:
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  • Warm Sesame Oil Rub
  • Down Sacred Belly Binding 
Sacred Belly Bind Deluxe Package:
 
  • Warm Sesame Oil Rub Down
  • Hot Stone Abdominal Press
  • Belly Firming Paste
  • Sacred Belly Binding
Sacred Belly Bind Deluxe Package:
 
  • Warm Sesame Oil Rub Down
  • Hot Stone Abdominal Press
  • Belly Firming Paste
  • Sacred Belly Binding
Sealing Stories Honoring Package:
 
  • Sealing Story Birth Journal
  • Bow Now Honoring
  • Tea Ceremony
  • Warm Sesame Oil  Rub Down
  • Belly Binding 
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