The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother never. A mother is absolutely new. -OSHO
Nurturing the New Mother.
According to acupuncturists Daoshing Ni and Jessica Chen in Sitting Moon: A Guide to Natural Rejuvenation After Pregnancy, a significant amount of women’s health concerns including depression, headaches, prolapsed organs, incontinence and menstrual complications occur because of improper postpartum care.
I work to change that.
Postpartum support can look very different depending on what each woman wants to get out of our time together. My offerings always include holding space while you emotionally, spiritually, and physically transition into motherhood and identify what is most important to you. I provide a buffer from all of the voices coming in, and it is my intention for you to truly feel you have someone invested in this journey with you. The postpartum time is filled with great intensity and massive adjustment. I offer many essential services during the postpartum time including; belly binding, closing of the bones, herbal bath, massage, postpartum vaginal-steaming, lactation education, and normal physiological postpartum education. Services can be chosen a la carte or packaged for ultimate healing. My focus is to care for you, the newborn mother, so you can heal wholly and journey back through postpartum to care for your baby and family. Maternal health is foundational for societal health.
We offer in-person and virtual postpartum planning sessions, and in-home daytime and overnight support packages. Please contact us below to inquire about postpartum services.
She genuinely cares about moms and it shows in her every action.
“She helped me through some of the hardest parts of postpartum- the anxiety and baby blues, engorgement and more. She empowered me to take care of myself and stressed the importance of nutrition and rest during postpartum which as busy moms we forget and prioritize ourselves last.”
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!
"We knew from the first meeting we wanted to have Melanie at our birth. Postpartum I could not have imagined having anyone else. She was a gift in our lives and I couldn't be happier to have met and worked with Melanie."
She helped make our natural birth experience a success and a joy!
"We had a wonderful experience having Melanie as our Doula. She provided sound advice and helpful recommendations that really helped my girlfriend and I gain more and more confidence as things came up throughout the pregnancy."
Ancient Wisdom. Modern Support.