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Postpartum Care:

The lochial period, the first six weeks after birth, is a time when birthing folks should be cherished and pampered without feeling inadequate or shamed. 

How birthing folks care for themselves and are tended to during their first six weeks after birth will define their overall health (physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual) for the rest of their lives.

Abhyanga: Warm Oil Self Massage
A daily act of self-love, Abhyanga is an effective way to reduce stress, improve sleep, and enhance quality of life.

Postpartum Herb Bath Recipes from Aviva Romm

"There are many herbs that can be used to soothe tender perineal tissue, heal tears and episiotomies, reduce inflammation, and even shrink hemorrhoids after a vaginal birth."

About Herbal Vaginal Steaming from The Empowered Woman

"A practice of sitting over a pot of steaming medicinal herbs. The heat from the steam helps to increase circulation and brings fresh oxygenated blood to the tissues. The vapour from the steaming herbs also carries volatile oils that promote cleansing of the womb space and help to strengthen and tone the tissues."

Homemade Herbal Sitz Bath Recipe from Mountain Rose Herbs

"A sitz bath is a shallow bath in which you can add salts, herbs, and other ingredients to create a clean, warm, healing pool in which to sit. There are small tubs made specifically for this purpose, which are ideal for concentrating the salts and herbs where you need them most."

Recipes from Postpartum Healing Lodge
"Warmth. Nourishment. Closing. Kinship. Each recipe was written with these four principles in mind. The foods and drinks presented in thisbook are intended to warm the body from the inside out, nourish the birthing person's body and spirit, close the placental site wound and close the birthing ceremony, and root the birthing
person in their rightful place as the center of everything good and true about Indigenous love."


Nourished Mama Recipes from Kitchen Curandera

"Prepare food and beverages with happy thoughts and good intentions. Our energy is the most important ingredient."

Ayurvedic Postpartum Recipes to Balance Your Body from Maed

"According to Ayurveda, the body has three different doshas - vata (air and space), pitta (fire and water), and kapha (water and earth). During childbirth, vata becomes dominant, while kapha and pitta are depleted. An ayurvedic postpartum diet can restore equilibrium to the body." Warm and wet foods are best during the postpartum period.

Postpartum Freezer Meals: Cozy Scandinavian Meals for Lying-In After Baby from Gather

"Having meals in your freezer for after your baby arrives can be a game-changer."

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