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La Cuarentena,  "Forty day of quarantine"

 

There's a time-proven belief in Mexican culture that says that the way a mother is cared for in her first 40 days after birth will have long-term health implications as she ages.  In order to restore her vitality, which was compromised during her delivery, a new mother requires love, nourishment, rest and care.  When a new mother is given the space to recovery physically, emotionally and spiritually the entire family benefits.  

Cuarentena Care
Holistic  
Postpartum Care 

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While most of the hip around your childbearing journey will be around the birth, in parteria/midwifery care the postpartum period is just as important or more important than the birth itself.  The care the mother receives during her cuarentena- six-week-postpartum period helps support her body's innate healing process in the present time as her body, mind, and spirit are reconnected and made whole again. Additionally, cuarentena postpartum care is preventative medicine which helps avoid ill health in later years, particularly during menopause. Unfortunately in the US postpartum maternal health care is a neglected aspect of women's health care. In the US, hospital birth postpartum care consist of a two night stay in the hospital with one clinical visit six to eight weeks after delivery. Out of hospital providers generally offer 2-4 postpartum visits in a mix of home/clinic visits. The lack of care in the postpartum can translate to less sleep for all, more stress, breastfeeding difficulties, mood/emotional disorders, harder recovery. 

The Rhythm Within aims to make a difference in your postpartum regardless of where you gave birth, or the type of birth you had.  As a holistic partera trained in traditional cuarentena care I'm offering a holistic postpartum care package that includes six postpartum visits within six weeks postpartum and on-call service to answer your postpartum related questions. 

All postpartum visits are at your home at 3rd day, 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks, and at 6 weeks (six total). The visit usually lasts two to three hours and will cover:

 

  • Nourishing meal/beverage  

  • Mom/Baby wellness check 

  • Check vital signs for mom

  • Check vitals and weight checks for baby

  • Breastfeeding support as needed

  • Education and resources as needed

  • Facilitate yoni steam or herbal bath

  • 30 min. rebozo, massage

  • Abdominal/womb massage

  • Belly binding

  • 90 min full body massage offered at 6 weeks postpartum

  • Closing ritual offered at 6 weeks postpartum

  • Postpartum package:
    $2,000 for six in home sessions ($500 deposit required) 

 

Please note: all postpartum package are tailored to meet the needs of each individual client. This means that day to day services may differ and might include all, some or different healing modalities from the ones listed above.   

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