~ Physiologic Postpartum Carefor the Birth Giver ~ ("Mother Roasting" & "Postpartum Sealing")
COVID-19 Statement Birth Recovery Care services are invaluable at ALL times, and equally (if not more so) during a crisis like COVID-19. Some of the Birth Recovery support that I offer is available remotely when safety prohibits in-person care. For the protection of all, especially those most vulnerable to COVID-19 and healthcare workers and others unable to shelter in place, Birth Recovery support care when Shelter in Place Orders are in effect can be provided as follows:
Check-in, emotional support, and/or instruction of and support with well-being practices (EFT, Self-Breema®, TRE®, Yoga, etc.) is available remotely (by phone and/or video call appointments).
Traditional physiologic postpartum care (described below) may be postponed until authorities have lifted the Shelter In Place Order. If clients and all household members are asymptomatic for COVID-19; have not been exposed to anyone who has COVID-19; have been practicing recommended safety guidelines (masking, hand washing, social distancing, sheltering in place, etc.); agree to accept the risk that I may be an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19; and agree to stay masked and observe other recommended safety guidelines during the appointment, I may be able to provide traditional physiologic postpartum support in-person during shelter in place circumstances.
Breema Bodywork® will be postponed until authorities have lifted the Shelter In Place Order AND the California Massage Therapy Council ("CAMTC") and any other applicable legal authorities have declared it safe and legal to provide massage and other hands-on bodywork regulated by the CAMTC.
Please see below, to learn more about my Birth Recovery Care Services.
Physiologic recovery care services are heating, integration, and sealing practices performed for Birth Givers in traditional cultures around the world. These services are intended specifically to nurture mind, body, & spirit; support physical, hormonal, energetic, and emotional wellness; and facilitate recovery from pregnancy and birthing. While they are especially recommended during the first 40 days after giving birth (starting in the first 2 weeks, if possible), they may be enjoyed anytime during or beyond the first year postpartum.
Services provided to the Birth Giver will include*:
Check-in, including about what the Birth Giver's needs and wishes are for that day;
Safe space to share any thoughts, feelings, experiences which may want to be expressed;
Any of the following body-based care:
Traditional Physiologic Postpartum care:
herbal sitz or body bath;
abdominal castor oil pack (with or without guided deep relaxation meditation);
moxibustion (herbal warming);
"closing the bones" bodywork (gentle body swaddling performed with one or more scarves, at various points along the body));
EFT ("Emotional Freedom Technique" aka "tapping") may also be integrated into the appointment(s) to complement the traditional physiologic practices, especially when booking a series of Birth Recovery Care appointments.**
Suggestions &/or instruction for ongoing self-care practices (such as gentle movement, energy-work, self-massage, etc.) to further support recovery and well-being between and/or beyond visit(s).
*Birth Recovery Care support can still be provided immediately following a birth in which the Birth Giver experienced any perineum tearing or a cesarean birth, however, selection of services will be modified for safety & comfort.
**When learning TRE® for the first time, you should plan to spend 1.5 hour just on that and wait until the healing of any areas with stitches or other special recovery considerations.