Even though our culture tries to breeze over it like it is nothing, the postpartum time is truly a sacred time in the lives of our babies, as well as in the lives of the new mother. Hormones rage through your body, your little one needs to adapt to a new... well... everything! You might feel frazzled or insecure, your partner and other kids need to adjust to this new creature in your midst.
The postpartum experience can be destabilising and tip over an otherwise healthy mom into PPD if she is not well surrounded. Better to avoid than to heal, you can plan for your postpartum time to be a happy time, a time of connection and recovery.
Learn about natural postpartum healing
Every mother's body needs to adjust to the change in hormones and the radical shift in your body. Luckily, you can assist your body with gentle, natural remedies.
- Make yourself some lovely bone broth, to bring much needed nutrients and minerals to your system
- A good ressource is Susun Weed's Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year
- Do check out my book The Postpartum Herbal Guide, which holds simple recipes for the most common postpartum ailments, even a complete newby can use this!
- Look into placenta encapsulation
Is your partner having a baby shortly? Read about how you can help and become a perfect postpartum partner.
Read about how postpartum care is organised in Ivory Coast