Becoming an Ayurvedic postpartum doula

January 9, 2024

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I'm an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, 500 HR Yoga Teacher & Ayurvedic postpartum doula. Movement, Mindfulness & Mother Nature are my 3 pillars for health. 

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What does an Ayurvedic postpartum doula do?

Ayurveda says the first 42 days postpartum will indicate your health for the next 42 years. It's such a profound time in a women's life but often we lack the support to help us truly heal, thrive and connect deeply with our little one.

That is where a postpartum doula can help you thrive, heal and bond with your little one. Postpartum doulas are here to make your life easier and help you heal your vata dosha the first year postpartum.

The Four Pillars of Ayurdoula care

  1. Rest
  2. Nourishment
  3. Herbs
  4. Massage

Tell me More About Ayurveda

Ayurveda (which literally translates to the wisdom of life) originated in India over 5000 years ago and it's ancient wisdom is still vital in today's world.

The first six weeks postpartum Ayurveda says is the sacred window to help heal your mind, body and soul. It's a time to be mindful of the vata dosha and help you nourish your tissues after giving birth.

Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula care could include

  • Meal planning to help with digestion
  • Meal prep for the week
  • Abhyanga
  • Belly Wrapping
  • Ayurvedic Self-Care Practices
  • Custom Tea blends
  • Cooking full meals and grocery shopping
  • Custom flower essence tinctures
  • Yoni steaming support
  • Custom bath blends
  • Herbal Support
  • Pranayama
  • Yoga Asana poses for early postpartum
  • A listening ear for reflection on the birth experience.
  • Someone to watch the baby for a few hours so you can rest.

Often mamas pour their time and energy into every part of their life except taking care of themselves.

AND YOU MIGHT FEEL GUILTY IF YOU TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

Your little one's nervous system is heavily tied to yours especially those first six weeks postpartum. If you can feel nourished and restored baby will feel rested and supported.

Ayurvedic postpartum doulas typically work with mamas and their families those initial six-eight weeks postpartum. That will help you set up the foundation for how you want the rest of the postpartum experience to flow.

Since I'm also a personal trainer that specializes in pre/postpartum fitness I also offer a return to exercise program after those initial six to eight weeks if that is something of interest to you as well.

Nurturing the New Mother Consults

These virtual consults are perfect for moms to be on setting up your first 42 days postpartum through an Ayurvedic lens. Ideally scheduled between 28-28 weeks pregnant.

Ayurvedic postpartum doula care

Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula Benefits

  • Support during the crucial first 42 days postpartum.
  • Seasonal wellness practices to help you recover after birth
  • Get meal ideas that work for your lifestyle and mind/body type.
  • Gain stress management practices, & breathwork focused on your needs.
  • Find your new sense of self, no matter how many children you have.
  • Learn how to start balancing your hormones
  • Feel better about yourself.
  • Set yourself up for health the next 42 years
  • Embody the next version of yourself.

Is Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula Support Right for you?

  • Someone who wants to plan for her health postpartum in a way that will nourish her for the next 42 years.

 

  • For the holistic minded mama who wants to do things differently than the western approach.

 

  • You want the support of a village to heal during the postpartum phase.

 

  • You want nourishing meals that support your digestion postpartum.

 

  • You crave accountability but are lacking support

 

  • You want to know simple self-care strategies that don't take hours to implement into your life.

 

  • You may not always be good at taking time for yourself but you know you need to, to take back your life and your time.
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St. Paul/Minneapolis Support

If you're in the St. Paul, Minneapolis Area and are looking for a postpartum doula support person. I do offer in-home support either 3 or 6 weeks in duration. You can find out more about my offers below.

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I'm Andrea - your Seasonal living guide

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I specialize in hormonal & postpartum support using Ayurveda as the guide. 

I host a weekly podcast, Peaceful Power Podcast and have written two cyclical living books- Divine Body Wisdom and Ayurvedic Approach to Healing Your Menstrual Cycle. 

I graduated from Shakti School in 2019 as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor. I'm a 500 HR Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic postpartum doula graduate from Inner Sun & Moon AyurDoula Program. I've specialized in pre/postpartum fitness since 2007. 

My other interests are playing tennis, watching the Hallmark Channel, and enjoying my morning cup of coffee. I also love exploring my favorite nature trail with my two sons and husband. 

I'm an Ayurvedic Wellness counselor, Ayurvedic postpartum doula & 500 HR Yoga Teacher and Personal trainer since 2007.

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