AYURVEDIC POSTPARTUM CARE
In Ayurveda, postpartum is considered to be a "Sacred Window" of time where great changes are possible for health, healing, reconnection to your being as well as for integrating changes inherent with the arrival of your baby. We work with a multilevel approach of restorative care for the birther through teaching virtual self-care supportive bodywork. Family integration is supported by teaching bodywork for the family including infant abhyanga/massage instruction. As an Ayurvedic postpartum
doulas, we also support the common changes
of breast- or chestfeeding and managing other
rhythms created family life shifts. If you live in
the San Antonio, Texas metro area, it is
possible to have specially prepared
nourishing foods and appropriate
restorative herbals delivered.
Due to social distancing and my caring for high risk family members, all bodywork care from Ayurdoula is educational in nature and taught by online appointments. The following modalities can be taught prenatally or in postpartum by ZOOM.
RESTORATIVE BODYWORK: Abhyanga (massage) for birthing parent and other modalities are prized forms of bodywork due to the restorative nature of the organic oils used; we also use copious quantities as newly birthed bodies that need replenishing absorb quite a lot, typically three to four times the amount used in a regular massage. Infants also absorb oil to nourish their skin and grow! (More details on the Infant Massage page)
There are special scenarios that require alternate forms of bodywork such as marma (Indian acupressure) when birthing was by Caesarean or when birther is going through emotional upheavals. Lymphatic drainage may be indicated when birther received many fluids in a hospital birth and the fluid is backing up in the system. Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Therapy is used to reestablish the optimal organ function towards the end of the postpartum window.
This following two services are available for San Antonio, TX metro area only
POSTPARTUM RESTORATIVE COOKING: Growing a baby and birthing, even in the happiest pregnancy and the easiest delivery takes a toll on the birthing parent's body. We gently boost the digestion with appropriate and easy to digest foods; we can make this only for the mama or for the whole family. Certain foods and good quality fats are favored; cooking for postpartum requires a dietary consult where we check with the birther on dietary likes/dislikes and comfort foods. Meals may be tailored for Indian or Western foods, special diets such as vegan or vegetarian, allergen free diets for gluten, dairy or other sensitivities, or to support existing health issues. + cost of groceries & herbs (additional delivery charge applies if more than ten miles out of 78233 zip code)
COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT: Along with my colleagues at the Center for Sacred Window Studies, we have created a total online education package for the Sacred Postpartum window. The best tips and education for supporting a healthy postpartum are all included in our Empowered Postpartum Care course for parents. Purchase online at
POSTPARTUM HERBAL SUPPORT: Birthing and lactating parent receives a six week supply of three basic herbal formulas, and a four-and-a-half week supply of a fourths herbal that is started on Day 10. Eight weeks is recommended for Caesarean birthed moms. These are prepared as delicious snacks and drinks for the general postpartum supports for lactation, pelvic organ strength, digestion, and for emotional and breast health. + cost of herbs (additional delivery charge applies if more than ten miles out of 78233 zip code)
Special needs herbals are available if required.
We support the family for best integration with a number of other services and therapies as the need arises:
Personal ZOOM instruction and/or by email:
Breast- or chestfeeding support
Instruction in belly wrapping, and a variety of abhyanga/bodywork self-care therapies (see the Specialty Massage and Infant Massage pages)
Network of referrals for other family needs
Supportive therapies by mail:
aromatherapy essential oils mailed direct from Young Living, prepaid & consult required
Specific combos can be ordered for:
for the Family in Postpartum
for the Baby
custom made Bach Flower, other flower essences & Sanjeevinis support your mental/emotional health by mail, prepaid & consult required