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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