What is Postpartum Care?

The philosophy of postpartum care is for a community to recognize and support a very special time in the life of a woman and her newborn.

All over the world postpartum tradition was passed down from women to women over many centuries, and these practices still exist in many culture. Many practices are now revised by modern mothers from the outdated regimes of their great-grandmothers. 

In Chinese tradition, new mothers stay at home and are confined for 30 days with a regime of rest, herbal supplements, and tea supplied by their mothers. 

In Malaysia, a new mother is required to stay in for 44 days to regain their health through womb massage, binding their waist and herbal teas. This practice stems from their belief that the womb is a woman's life force. 

In Korea and Japan, their traditions includes staying warm, no vigurious movements, and drinking herbal supplements to regain their mental and physical beauty. 

In the Indian tradition, new mothers uses the Arurvedic tradition through food and herbal supplements to protect and balance the nervous system. Mothers are required to be pampered for 22 days, getting their household taken care of by other women in the community. 

In Europe live-in maternity nurse stays with the mother and reports to the midwife. Their stay ranges from 8-10 days, during the course they will cook, clean and help take care of the family allowing the mother to rest and heal. 

Hundreds of years ago in Colonial America new mothers had to go through the "lying-in" period which last for three weeks. During that time relatives were expected to take on the household task and care for the mother while she recover and bond with the baby. 

In recent years doulas, midwifes, and nurses has name this improtant stage the Fourth Trimester. In this Fourth Trimester there are two linear parts: the newborn, and the mother. 

Why do I need Pospartum Care?

Having a postpartum care plan with me, a mother is: 

  • less likely to be unprepared with the logistics of the house 
  • confident her family members has no expectations for her to return to her normal duties for awhile 
  • reminded to take time for herself to eat and rest 
  • not under the pressure to start exercising and lose weight 
  • maximizing her nutrition and supplements to heal and regain her energy and weight back
  • less stressed out in the sudden responsibilites of motherhood 
  • supported during the due course where she might have any questions about her own recovery 
  • confident with her own health and beauty to co-exist with her newborn 
  • knowledgable of gentling herself back into her normal routines and exercises

As your postpartum consultant you can expect me to: 

  • understand the emotional and physical needs you may have, and provide an innate trust in you and your recovery
  • give you an objective viewpoint and unbaised information you need to to make the best decisions for your care 
  • make sure you are fully supported from the moment you hire me, and at home during recovery 
  • creating a relationship for positive communication between you, your caretakers, and medical care providers
  • assist you and your family members in preparing and carrying out your wishes during the time you are resting and recovering

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BASIC $500
STANDARD $1500
FULL SUPPORT $2500

We will spend a chunk of a day at your place to get-to-know-you, understand the needs and objectives of your upcoming postpartum care. In that time frame we will go through your kitchen, pantry, and anywhere you would like to start listing things you would like to ease up your routine when the baby arrives. This may include a list of spices, herbs, supplements, and essential needs. In those few days I will come up with custom freezer-friendly recipes and care tips for you to start preparing for the big day.

  • intial consultation
  • understanding your objectives for your postpartum care
  • pin pointing your eating plan for your family and for yourself 
  • coming up with a custom care plan 
  • advising supplements and holistic healing alternatives 
  • available for phone, and email support  
In addition to the basic care package, this service provides custom chinese medicine. As you are near your due date, I will help you pack up or make the food, and checking your home and kitchen making sure you will be happily supported when you come home. After your birth I will come in the next few days after your delivery to see if you need anything to stock up, and making sure everything is in order for your recovery.
  • intial consultation
  • understanding your objectives for your postpartum care
  • pin pointing your eating plan for your family and for yourself 
  • coming up with a custom care plan 
  • advising supplements and holistic healing alternatives 
  • available for phone, and email support 
  • customizing your herb supplements, and picking it up from a reputable chinese pharmacist 
  • on call in the last month in assisting you to prep your meals in advance for your postpartum period
  • checking in with you after your birth to follow up on your recovery, and supporting you and your family members as you see fit 

This is for mothers who are busy with their own agendas and would like everything to be taken care of from the get-go. I will help with curating ingredients, preparing, setup, cooking, packing all your essential needs for the postpartum care. I will followup with any help you need for the next two weeks, and you are free to choose when you would like your yoga session and your newborn photography session. 

  • intial consultation
  • understanding your objectives for your postpartum care
  • pin pointing your eating plan for your family and for yourself 
  • coming up with a custom care plan 
  • advising supplements and holistic healing alternatives 
  • available for phone, and email support 
  • customizing your herb supplements, and picking it up from a reputable chinese pharmacist 
  • on call in the last month in assisting you to prep your meals in advance for your postpartum period
  • checking in with you after your birth to follow up on your recovery, and supporting you and your family members as you see fit
  • directly buying, cooking, prepping, and packing what you and your household needs to eat during the postpartum care period 
  • one yoga restorative class to initiate your muscuoskeletal system to heal
  • photography session with your family and newborn 
  • on call in the next two weeks to provide additional support for your family 
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