healing through massage after cesarean birth

healing after cesarean birth with massage All new mothers can benefit from postpartum massage in the early days, weeks and months after Cesarean birth. A woman who has given birth by Cesarean is recovering from either a planned or unplanned major abdominal surgery, and even a short 20-30 minute postpartum massage can have a profound effect on her early postpartum experience. […]

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benefits of postpartum doula care after Cesarean birth

benefits of postpartum doula care after a Cesarean birth Recovering from a Cesarean birth offers its own unique opportunities and challenges. If you’ve birthed your baby by Cesarean or are planning a Cesarean birth, know that tending to your own recovery after surgery is even more essential. Mothers need and deserve to have extra nurturing […]

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infant sleep || Q&A session with sanctuary doula Jeanne Negrelli

infant sleep by Jeanne Negrelli feature photo: Casie Zalud Photography Infant sleep is often one of the biggest concerns for new parents. And it often lingers as baby’s sleep patterns continue to shape and shift through his or her early life. In addition, parents are also sometimes managing conflicting advice and recommendations from their extended […]

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doula faith davis on Ayurvedic postnatal massage | Q&A session

Ayurvedic postnatal mama massage by Faith Davis Ayurvedic postnatal mama massage is an ancient Indian therapy that rejuvenates the body by drenching hard working tissues in nourishing warm oil, and soothes the mind with rhythmic strokes over the body. Wrapped in the bliss of warm oil, mamas can enjoy soothing the aches of pregnancy, birth […]

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Part 2: The Healing Path Around & Through PMADs

Part 2 : the healing path around & through postpartum mood and affective disorders (PMADs) a conversation with Jenevieve Russell, MA, LPC, CD & Kate Kripke, LCSW of Boulder, CO Part 1 of our blog, “The Healing Path Around and Through Postpartum Mood & Affective Disorders (PMAD’s)” introduces the topic of postpartum mood and affective […]

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Reiki & postpartum care

reiki & postpartum care by Tekla Ayers Reiki is a spiritual healing practice for balancing energy that originated in Japan in the early 20th century. Reiki is pronounced ray-key. “Rei” means spiritual wisdom, and “ki” means life energy. “Ki” is also known as “prana” in Sanskrit, and modern science calls it “biofield energy.” Reiki moves […]

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it takes a village: shedding the “DIY” mentality to motherhood

it takes a village: shedding the “DIY” mentality to motherhood a conversation about postpartum care with Jenevieve Russell, MA, LPC, CD & Kate Kripke, LCSW of Boulder, CO Bringing your new baby into the world means welcoming two new beings into your home: the new, growing spirit of your wee one, and the new, expanding […]

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finding my village | Q &A with doula Julie Bergquist

finding my village by Julie Bergquist originally published in The Mops Blog. Following the birth of my first child, I felt as if I had walked through a veil; one that separated me from my previous life. I was in awe of how different my new life had become. I was in greater awe of […]

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The Healing Path Around & Through Postpartum Mood & Affective Disorders

The Healing Path Around & Through Postpartum Mood & Affective Disorders Postpartum mood and affective disorders (PMADs) affect an estimated 20% of American mothers, or 1.3 million women annually. That’s too many. Research indicates that the lack of effective supportive postpartum care rituals may be a signifiant cause. Sadly, our culture has buried many of these […]

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Newborn Mothers

love conquers all It’s my golden rule for Newborn Mothers, and of course I live by it now too as a Newborn Mother: Peace and joy ALWAYS take precedent. Simple things like putting on some music, essential oils, a bath or a cup of tea in the sunshine are TOP of my list.  Anything I […]

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The Wisdom of Postpartum Doula Care

The Wisdom of Postpartum Doula Care As I opened my well loved postpartum cookbook to share with an expectant family this week, my fingers followed the dog eared pages that mark my favorite recipes for new mothers. I reminisced that 17 years ago, I was a new mother in the loving care of a beloved […]

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Touch Tip #1

Welcome and thanks for visiting Sanctuary Healing Arts blog! I hope you’ll be back to read my monthly blog of shared wisdom about how we women can care for ourselves and our wee ones with the hands-on healing arts. Let’s start where touch begins … In utero and at birth, touch is a baby’s most […]

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