Wellness for Mother & Baby
Conception & Prenatal Care
In Ayurveda preparation for conception is important, both parents are to prepare their bodies for conception. This process takes about three months, first a whole body detox followed by powerful body work therapies then taking specific herbs, fortifying diet and medications like medicated ghee, this will revitalize the tissues and ensure purity of the reproductive tissues and fluids and will provide ideal quality of sperm and ovum as well as favorable uterine condition for implantation.
During pregnancy, specific diet and herbs are recommended month by month to ensure proper growth and development of the baby as well as moms health and help with common problems like water retention, swelling, hemorrhoids, yeast infections. Herbs are usually not given until after the 3rd trimester, soothing body work therapies can be also incorporated at this time, oil therapies that help reduce stress, decrease swelling of arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. Abhyanga and other oil therapies are a popular complimentary treatment for back pain at a time when choices for pain relief, such as medication are limited. Preparing the body for delivery and strengthening the vaginal canal are done with the help of exercises and medicated enemas.
Is a classic Ayurvedic therapy done after the 2nd trimester that includes medicated oil application to the whole body. Abhyanga provides relief from aches, pain, fatigue, swelling, water retention, stress, stiffness in the body.
It helps strengthens muscles while lubricating the joints, deeply moisturizes and nourishes skin which helps eliminate stretch marks and helps prevent lumps in breast.
After birth observing a 42 day rest, recovery and bonding time is recommended in Ayurveda. This is designed to ensure mothers Vata is completely pacified and under control. Daily Abhyanga is highly recommended. Specific diet and herbs are given during this time to prevent postpartum depression and make sure mom regains her health, beauty and strength and promote purity and quality of breast milk. Belly binding is also done right after birth to help tone and strengthen abdominal muscles.
Ayurvedic postpartum care
We offer support to mamas during the 42 day sacred window after birth. According to Ayurveda, proper self-care will determine the next 40 years of moms life and sets the stage for a lifetime of health and well-being.
Postpartum Abhyanga is preformed with specific medicated oils that are made with herbs that help strengthen the muscles and pacify vata dosha. Postnatal Abhyanga is very different and is specifically designed to expel vata from the body, it helps the body recuperate faster from childbirth, relieves tiredness from lack of sleep, mental fatigue, body pain and potential breastfeeding difficulties.
Traditional belly binding is also done to help expel vata from abdominal cavity and aids uterus shrink back to its normal size which helps the rest of the organs settle back into place.
Herbs can be given in a tea form to help increase breast milk production when needed. We also recommend herbs to help ignite digestive fire which can become diminished by pregnancy and finally we teach moms how to give their babies Abhyanga massage. This not only helps mom and baby bond but is incredibly beneficial to increase baby’s intellect and mental function, encourages healthy growth, straightens bones and limbs, reduces colic and strengthens digestion.
Veshtanam (Postpartum Abdominal Binding)
A woman who has just given birth to a baby is known as soothika in Ayurveda and the care that is designed for this new mother in Ayurveda is termed as Soothika Paricharaya. Post-partum abdominal binding is very important when it comes to soothika paricharya.
Abdominal binding is the practice where a new mother’s belly is tightly wrapped with a long cotton cloth or belt after bath for a minimum of 5 to 6 hours everyday. This provides excellent support for the back and abdomen, subsides vata in uterine cavity and prevents backache and sagging of belly post-delivery. This also helps in maintaining a good posture for breastfeeding.
NEO-NATAL AND PEDIATRIC CARE
Ayurvedic baby massage using beautifully made traditional oils are used to help baby grow strong, help with sleeping and and eliminate common issues like colics.