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The Golden Month

Growing and birthing a baby takes a lot of energy. In many cultures, the time after the birth is treated with reverence. It is believed, that many chronic ailments can be cured during the postpartum time, as long as the mother is cared for properly. It is considered a potent time for healing and renewal. However, if the new mother isn’t given the right support, it is a time that she is...

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How to love your postpartum

Many people are aware of the role that the love hormone oxytocin plays in making and birthing babies, but do you know it’s critical during postpartum too?

Feeling loved up after you have your baby is important for several reasons. High levels of oxytocin will help with milk flow, help you bond with your baby and be more sensitive to the non-verbal cues they are sharing. This helps you be...

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Asking for help during postpartum

I’m making it my mission to bring more awareness around the transformative postpartum time.

I must admit, as a doula and childbirth educator, I’ve been guilty of placing a lot of importance on birth preparation. Indeed, there is a strong correlation between a woman’s experience of birth and her transition to parenthood. However, a good birth doesn’t necessarily...

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Natural remedies for postpartum

Preparing for the postpartum time is just as important as preparing for the birth. There are remarkable changes happening in the mind and body of the new mother. I encourage you to take time to think about the post-natal period before you are experiencing it. It can give you time to organise some helpful natural remedies for postpartum and hopefully, you can ease into motherhood a...

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Belly Binding after birth

 

A woman’s belly goes through an immense transformation to grow a baby. After giving birth the belly can feel quite soft and vulnerable. Women have described this feeling as ‘your insides being on the outside’ or feeling as though everything might fall out.

Sometimes there is even separation in the abdominal muscles called ‘diastasis recti’. The internal organs move...

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