Postpartum Care

 
“After birth there is a Sacred Window of time; a time for complete rejuvenation of a woman’s physical, mental and spiritual health. A time for deep, extended bonding with her newborn. The first 42 days after birth set the stage for her next 42 years.”
— Ysha Oakes

Stretching worldwide and dating back centuries, is an institution of postpartum care founded in a universal wisdom that in the weeks following birth a mother should be given the opportunity to heal, rest and bond with her baby. However, in our fast-paced society where women are often encouraged and celebrated for 'bouncing back', we have a tendency to overlook the deep and lasting impact overexertion after childbirth can have.

The first 6 weeks following the birth of your baby is a time of amazing intensity and transition. A period of physical, spiritual and emotional adjustment like no other. It's also an opportunity for you to lay the groundwork for your future health and vitality giving you the energy required to nurture your baby during their fourth trimester and beyond, and to become the mother you always imagined you'd be. 

My goal with this section of Mummamaze is to provide you and your family with the support, guidance and information you need to ensure that this transformational time is both nurturing and empowering. I will continue adding to it over time so please be sure to check back.