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POSTPARTUM SUPPORT

We are at a crossroads in medicine where we need to regain our understanding of the true meaning of preventative care, by participating in our own health and make responsible choices -- not just for ourselves but that of our child/ren. Since more than half of maternal deaths occur after birth, strengthening postpartum care should be a priority. The World Health Organization recommends at least four health contacts in the first six weeks, yet U.S. you typically have a single office-based physician visit within this period, and some don’t have one at all.​

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MAKE TRUE HEALING YOUR FIRST PRIORITY​ AND RESTORE YOUR VITALITY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

Sometimes the biggest blocks to having rest, support and care are the ways that the American culture affected our thinking and feeling. In cultures all over the world, this trimester is considered to be the most critical time for a Mother -- your heart is expanding, you're sensitive, and feeling not quite your normal self. This sacred window can be an opportunity to heal chronic or develop long term emotional, mental, physical health problems and yet in our culture this is a time where most Mothers are pushed by their careers to "bounce back" almost immediately after the birth of their baby. 

 

By hiring Aspired Mother, I will come into your experience as an extra set of compassionate hands to hold you, your baby, and your household by: assisting  you in this transition as you live a life with another being in your family; nurturing  your family as you learn to thrive together; and restoring  your sense of normality as you investigate what that feels like for you. I will mold the home into independence so that when I leave you, you’re fulfilled in your role as a parent. 

four pillars of care
 

In writing your care plans we first identify the overarching areas through an assessment of the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual realm. With this assessment, we can then address the family's specific needs through the following:

nourishment

Nourishment with loving foods and a peaceful home replenishes you during this time where you otherwise might feel vulnerable or overwhelmed. We can prepare nutrient-dense foods (full of protein, good fats, micronutrients, and galactagogues) and herbal teas to heal and support lactation.

yoga

We see yoga as the container for a your health and wellbeing simply through your devotion to yourself throughout the 42 days. As you build your strength we will work up to a more defined meditation, energy clearing, (Pranayama) breath work and eventually postures and movement.

bodywork

We can teach you bodywork techniques like massage (abhyanga), comfort touch, vaginal hydrotherapy, and belly wrapping. We will provide ample demonstration so you can immediately begin the process of reconnecting you to your body, your baby, and your sense of Self again.

rest

Without ample rest, your nervous system and adrenals begin to destabilize, creating disharmony and risks interference with lactation, healing, newborn care, bonding and more. Our presence provides you with breaks from baby, shower time, and naps. This is incredibly important!!!

WHAT ARE SOME OTHER TASKS THAT OCCUR IN OUR TIME TOGETHER:
 
  • Provide education on newborn care such as changing diapers (cloth and disposables), care of umbilical cord stump and circumcision site, baby wearing, bathing, dressing, soothing, etc.

  • Offer informational and emotional support and screen for signs of postpartum mood disorders and provides professional resources.

  • Running of errands before or after home visits

  • Accompanying you to care provider visits

  • Assist in newborn feeding by helping to determine when baby has a good latch, suggesting position changes, advising on safe milk handling guidelines, and providing resources for professional in-home or virtual lactation consultants.

  • Help you create meal plans or meal-trains based on your unique dietary requirements.

  • Perform light housework duties such as folding laundry and doing dishes. There's nothing like a fresh set of sheets to help have a great rest!

  • Added support in the event you should experience a stillbirth or infant loss during our time together. 

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MY GOAL IS TO ENSURE YOU ARE GETTING THE TOOLS AND SUPPORT YOU NEED EMOTIONALLY, PHYSICALLY AND EDUCATIONALLY TO HEAL THROUGH THIS PERIOD