Postpartum Care Nourishes Life
Birth is an initiation into motherhood that requires continuity of care and support from community. Postpartum care completes the rite of passage of childbirth and strengthens you as you prepare to care take life. It is essential for the health and well being of your family.
Postpartum care supports the mother’s health as the foundation for her family. It is honoured as an integral practice throughout indigenous cultures around the world. It is ancestral knowledge that upholds the sacredness of life.
My care begins in the first few days after the birth, and supports the mother's physiological, emotional, and spiritual needs. This could involve
Ceremonial work through the closing of the bones
Nourishing your family with the right foods
Helping you cope emotionally to your new role
Supporting you with mineral rich herbal tea
Upholding the sacred tasks of a homemaker.
As your care provider I help you and your family soften into your experience of stewarding life as you welcome in your new baby. The postpartum period is a time to rest, connect, and nourish yourselves so that you have sustained health for the rest of your life.
This work is live giving, as it supports motherhood at the centre of humanity, and nourishes her sacred role. Postpartum care is how we repair our relationships to ourselves, our partnerships, the earth, and to our culture. It allows us to devote ourselves to the truth of who we are by reclaiming the care we are designed to receive. It reshapes our collective values by emphasizing integrity and honour of ancestral traditions. When received, postpartum care allows you to redefine yourself with your new sacred roles, as you integrate back into your community with your core sense of identity revitalized.
It is village building. It teaches us to rely on each other in community. It is the most important work of our times.
The Women who came before me
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. It educates practitioners to
tend wisely to the physiological needs of postpartum mothers. It proclaims that as
maternal health increases, so does the capacity of motherhood to mother well.
When mother's mother well, their families grow up feeling resourced and have
well regulated nervous systems. When family's are well, they make good choices for
their lives and that of the planet. They remember the blueprint of life and the
original instructions of our human design.
Work with me
I am happy to support you no matter where you are in your postpartum period.
If you are working with me as your birth keeper, postpartum care is woven into your care.
If you need support anytime during your parenting journey, I am happy to be your in-home care provider. We can set up a weekly or monthly schedule of postpartum visits, and decide which type of support best suits you.
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).