Postnatal Support, Ayurvedic Cooking, Massage & Reflexology
Becoming a mother whether for the first, second or multiple times, is a period of transformation for every woman. It can be both an exciting adventure and a profoundly overwhelming experience. In our western culture many women find themselves exhausted and burnt out, expectations to be super woman, to fit back into those skinny jeans and to do it all with a smile on our faces can be an unrealistic depleting ideal.
Many traditional cultures treat postnatal women with extreme care, special foods, Massage, quiet and warmth, because they know what we have forgotten. That this is a sacred time. It’s something European culture once practiced too, a time of confinement. And so it’s time to reclaim this time of retreat with our own flavour . Remembering that our health is our wealth. Lets act like the important people we are and ask for help, to be nurtured and cared for while we rejuvenate, so we can be the mothers we want to be, are needed to be and are.
Somehow, a pervasive idea has spread in modern times that the mom who is out and about soonest with her baby is somehow the strongest, like an episode of Survivor. For some type A parents, it’s almost a badge of honour to say you made it to yoga after two weeks, snuck of to the office for a meeting, or flew with your infant accross time zones. But thats all upsidedown – in a healthy postpartum period, it’s she who stays still that wins the prize. – Heng Ou, The First Forty Days
Do you want to celebrate and honour this sacred time? Do you want to avoid overwhelm and exhaustion or is that your current experience? Do you want to emerge feeling rejuvenated rather than depleted? A Postnatal Doula can help with this rejuvenation, retreat or simply staying still. A Postnatal Doula can help support you to be the mother you know you are.
Preparing nourishing meals, Ayurvedic Cooking, Massage, Reflexology, light housework, a friendly listening ear, comforting presence and support, are just some of the skills I offer.
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