Postpartum Sacred Tending Sessions honor your body, mind, and soul during your rite of passage into motherhood. They are intended to be a touchstone of connection and gratitude, aiding your body’s healing and replenishing your reserves during a time of giving so much energy outward to your baby and family.
We begin with a heart-to-heart check in over a cup of herbal tea. I’ll provide loving witness to your triumphs and struggles as you process and integrate the birth and early parenting. Then you relax into a hands-on mama-care treatment to nourish your body and spirit. Each session is personalized, flows with baby’s need to nurse or be held and will usually include two of the following care practices, depending on symptoms and desires.
Herbal sitz bath
Herbal Yoni steam
Warm oil rub (abhyanga)
Uterine & abdominal tending (with warm stones)
Herbal bath (with or without baby)
Mexican rebozo “Closing the bones” ceremony
Motherhood honoring ritual
Holistic Breast Care Education
Guided meditation & sacred song
Creative arts process
Infant massage & instruction
If there is extra time, I will prepare a nutrient dense meal or snack for you. I can also provide parenting reassurance & information (infant sleep rhythms & safety, attuning to your infant’s behavior & cries, etc), breast/chestfeeding education & support, and resource referrals (books, counselors, websites, etc).
Each Sacred Tending session is about 3-4 hours long.
Depending on what type of other support you have lined up, you may want this type of care weekly or a few times during the 4th trimester. I especially enjoy facilitating sessions to mark the closing of your 4th trimester and/or before you return to work.
I believe every family deserves support in the postpartum period. As a mother myself, I am currently only available for sessions with families in Sonoma County, CA. I often work with other local doulas for families needing more intensive round-the-clock care.
I would love to meet with your family during pregnancy to discuss your vision and timeframe. I may also be available for last minute bookings once your baby has arrived.
Please contact me!