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Postpartum Care Nourishes Life

Breastfeeding

It is the ancestral legacy of a time when there were healthy and intact maternal traditions that valued motherhood as a sacred role

This reorientation towards life is what we need to come back to in our culture

Birth requires continuity of care and support from community.The postpartum period is a time when the mother and her baby are softly receptive. They have the potential to establish a pattern of healthy day-to-day rhythms and co-regulation that can support them for life.

These healthy patterns of daily living, and the benefits of secure attachments, can only establish themselves when mothers are receiving care.

The postpartum period is a golden window of time.

Our ancestors knew it as a time to receive.

The more we receive, the more access we have to our innate power as women to give and caretake life.

Receiving is essential, as it provides you with the resourcing you need, to be able to show up and mother your children with capacity.

 

What a postpartum home visit with me may looks like:

  • Ceremonial work through the closing of the bones

  • Ritual belly binding and energetic containment

  • Nourishment through nutrient dense food 

    preparation 
  • Emotional support as you step into your new roles and 

    responsibilities 
  • Plant companionship through mineral rich teas and other herbal medicines

  • Bodywork for integration of experience and lymphatic health  

  • Womb care for tissue elasticity and healing of pelvic organs

  • Upholding the sacred tasks of a homemaker

I carry on the legacy of this sacred work as an Innate Postpartum Care Practitioner,

as taught by Rachelle Garcia Seliga of Innate Traditions. This care recognizes that

maternal health is foundational for humanity's health, and it educates practitioners to tend wisely to the physiological needs of postpartum mothers.

 

I am currently working and living on Vancouver Island, on the traditional and unceded territory of the Hul'q'umi'num speaking people of Quw'utsun (Cowichan Valley).

Postpartum packages are sliding scale $400-$600 Cad and include 1-2 postpartum visits, or the equivalent of 5hrs .

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