women's health worldwide
After Birth - Postnatal Nurture
In many cultures a woman remains in her hut or home for 30 or more days after giving birth for full recovery and bonding with her baby whilst women experienced in childbirth care for her and her baby. Therapy after birth or postnatal care and nurture is supplementary to the care provided by the NHS.
Therapy after birth or postnatal nurture is designed to help you recover more quickly after giving birth and thus cope more easefully with the emotional and physical demands of motherhood. It is packed with lots of practical help and advice to help you get the support you need.
Therapy after birth or ‘postnatal nurture’ includes:
- Ritual closing of the body
- First massage as a newborn mum
- Healing Herbs for the perineum
- Care of the scar in case of c-section
- Reverse breathing exercises to gently tone deepest layer of abdominal muscles from day 1
- Practical help with issues such as: handling baby with confidence, helping if baby has colic,
- Addressing common postnatal ailments (tiredness, mastitis, swelling etc)
Conventional medicine now accepts that states of mind can influence our health. In particular stress is believed to be the cause of 50% - 75% of all illnesses. Stress can lead to high blood pressure and also to physiological changes such as muscle and blood vessel spasms, shallow breathing and increased acidity of the blood.
You can browse and chose from a variety of therapeutic approaches helpful to enhance your health and well-being for conception, during pregnancy, as well as prepare for birth and speed up your postnatal recovery. You can call me to discuss if you are unsure what approach may be best for you.
You may already have a preference for a particular therapy I offer and can of course also chose: