With the birth of the baby the woman is crossing the threshold from maiden to mother, which is a massive undertaking that not only needs to be recognized and ceremonially honoured, but also deeply necessitates a healing touch that can welcome the new mama with the open arms. As a Mother Roaster I am holding space for women on the other side of birth to seal the rawness of the birth experience and support your recovery and journey into the motherhood. EVERY woman deserves to be welcomed into MOTHERHOOD through GENTLE + LOVING + CARE.
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The entire pregnancy and birthing process is about “opening” spiritually, mentally and physically. Once the baby is born, the body requires “sealing” or closing that which has been opened and is raw and vulnerable. This is critical for proper holistic postpartum healing.
Closing the birth process is critical for so many reasons, energetically to finish the process, physically to heal the body and spiritually to properly step over the threshold from maiden to mother.
One way of sealing a birth is through a ceremonial bath in which a combination of flowers, fragrant waters, and even fruits may be added to symbolically wash away the smell of blood from your birth, and recharge you with femininity & beauty.
Another element of sealing is the use of Mexican Rebozo techniques that serve to realign the body’s energetic centers, release stagnant energy and birth trauma, a healing practice for postpartum depression.
This ceremonial bathing and rebozo technique are coupled with healing herbal teas to drink afterwards, and a blessing for the new mother.
The Birth Sealing and Mother Honoring Ceremony includes:
· Ceremonial Bath (choice of Malay Floral Bath or Milk and Honey Bath)
· Flower Crown
· Heating Oil Rub Down
· Belly Firming Paste
· Rebozo Manteada
· Rebozo Bone Closing
· Ceremonial Rebozo Tuck-in
· Thai milk ice tea and / or herbal infusions
Bengkung Belly Bind
Belly binding has been around for hundreds of years if not more, all around the world across so many cultures. Traditionally belly binding implies wrapping your torso with a tight piece of soft fabric. It is done by wrapping and tying the cloth starting at the pubic bone and working toward the sternum. The belly bind covers the entire length of your torso.
Belly binding benefits go far beyond “looking good” after baby comes out. The full benefits include:
· Uterus returning to size
· Minimize postpartum bleeding
· Postpartum hemorrhage prevention
· After birth contraction relief
· Reduces postpartum internal organ swelling
· Removes cold air
· Encourages internal organs to migrate to their original place
· Provides posture support during breastfeeding
· Corrects diastasis recti (separation of abdominal muscles)
· Gives the mother a sense of security and ” togetherness”
This process should be done every other day and you should wear the binding for at least 24 hour for the best benefits. If you have had a vaginal delivery belling binding can be scheduled any time following delivery. If you have had a c-section this service cannot be completed until you are at least 4 weeks postpartum..
Postpartum Herbal Care
Postpartum Depression Tincture
This tincture is prepared with loving intention to easy your postpartum symptoms. Motherswort is the active ingrediant in this tincture. The flowering tops, consumed as a tincture, have an affinity for alleviating anxiety and depression, particularly when associated with the hormonal fluctuations associated with the changing times in a woman's life.
This tincture is made specifically for those pesky after birth pains. Cramp Bark is an antispasmodic herb which increases the efficancy of uterine contractions and supports the uterus' ability to contract in a coordinated and effective manner. This is a great tincture for mothers who are planning to breastfeed to releave those cramps while nursing your sweet new baby.