Category Archives: postpartum

Why I used an AyuDoula part I

After my first born, I didn’t Birth is so empowering, lifechanging, and I’m deeply grateful Mother Nature and my husband made me a mother, in spite of the fatigue, loss of sleep, mush mind, health issues and the colic that developed for I don’t even remember how long. I loved my baby, loved being able…

Ayurveda’s advanced diagnostics

May 27 through July 31, 2014 Intensives, Seminars, Webinars and Herb Making Sacred Window is sponsoring 2 significant intensives in June plus a rare advanced seminar series beginning May 27th, with one of the best advanced instructors of Ayurvedic medicine in the country.  If you have not studied with Vaidya Bharat Vaidya yet, you are in for a feast of insight, knowledge and…

Mama’s Herbs and Manas Herbs

The “It depends” Rule A big, “it depends” rule in Ayurveda and “Terrain” medicine makes teaming up with an advanced practitioner, or learning advanced use of herbs especially important for mothers with complications.  The same thing is true for all of us as we move through the seasons of our lives. An herb may be…

Herb for maternal health punctures tires and ….

This featured herb for maternal care punctures tires yet makes the urinary channels feel like silk! Tribulus terrestris is one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. This “noxious weed” in the US is called Goat’s Beard or Puncture Vine.  Ayurveda calls it Gokshura.  It offers the practitioner many uses in maternal healthcare, and though found all…

Ayurvedic bodywork in pregnancy

Ayurvedic bodywork in pregnancy If you are an Ayurvedic masseuse or have specialized in postnatal bodywork, consider expanding your package of offerings to a value specific month by month service for your clients.  Here is the advice sourced from the Dhanwantari Institute, from some of the classical texts, with a few comments from the peanut…

How to use Superfoods for Mamas

How to use Superfoods for Mamas is a big topic!  And yummy one.  And this post is currently in kinda messy draft version, but perhaps you will find value anyway.  It’s time sensitive, with focus on hot weather. Shall we share favorites and “chew” on it together? I have my faves, but I also am…

Belly Binding after Birth

Belly Binding After Birth is a practice used around the world in older traditions, with good reason.  It offers such stability, and comfort, like being hugged at a time when there is so much flab or stretched tissue and empty spaces inside.   The body is able to work so much better, without so much…

Happy Postpartum Holiday Cooking!

Anyone else like to talk about food?  Topic of the season:  Happy Postpartum Holiday Cooking!  OK, you can just order my cookbook, or get some great good ideas to start below and then, you will learn more than many yummy recipes, if you still order it, honestly. How about preventing holiday overwhelm and exhaustion after…

Swaddling – video lessons

Vata and pitta babies flail themselves back awake so often, and they don’t have control over their neuromuscular systems yet.  Daily infant massage and kangaroo care go in my opinion hand in hand with swaddling, for calmer, happy and healthy babies who sleep through their needed cycles of rest. Swaddling definitely gives comfort to more…

Why avoid yoghurt postpartum, and why is it overrated?

Why/when to avoid yoghurt postpartum, and why is yoghurt overrated for probiotic use? Hello Cheryl ! It sounds like your lassi was yummy!   Yoghurt does have benefits after childbirth, after 2-3 weeks, in specific preparations.  And it has some not critical but – for some moms can be more of an issue risks, depending…