Physiologic Postpartum Care: Re-Membering our Global Postpartum Tradition

Physiologic Postpartum Care: Re-Membering our Global Postpartum Tradition

GUEST POST by Rachelle Garcia Seliga, CPM: 

The original postpartum traditions throughout the world while specific to the cultural context in which they come—all share deep, common roots.  Postpartum traditions all mandate:  heat-inducing therapies; an extended resting period; specific foods that are warming in nature and easy to digest; and bodywork.  These commonalities of postpartum traditions throughout the world are not a coincidence—these traditions are rooted in our physiologic design.  Our ancestors understood this design and their postpartum traditions were born from this understanding...    

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Surrender

Surrender

To surrender has been my mantra for years.  It became my solace in the seven months it took for us to conceive. It became necessary during the many flavors of pregnancy. It overtook me during the process of giving birth. But never was it more relevant or profound than now, here in the act of mothering.  And what a beautiful gift it is...

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