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In the U.S., postpartum care is woefully sparse. Mothers are expected to be back to “normal” almost instantly, and with the frequent lack of family and close community near by, and partners returning to work within days, mama’s are forced to take on an enormous amount of physical and emotional strain. ❤️
I am a HUGE proponent of the custom of “lying in” or “taking the month”. In many cultures, new mothers (no matter what number Baby it is) are treated like queens. They are fed warm nourishing foods, treated to daily massages, and freed from all chores and obligations except for bonding with their new baby. Many cultures also include “closing” or “sealing” rituals, to protect mother’s open body.
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While this exact formula might not be practical in Los Angeles, we can come close. ❤️
The wonderful book @thefirstfortydays is an invaluable resource and should be read by mothers, fathers, grandparents and friends.
Things like limiting visitors, asking for help with house work, starting a meal train for food delivery, eating warm nourishing foods, seeking a lactation consultant early, arranging for massage or acupuncture as often as possible can go a long way in preserving mother’s health and preventing postpartum depression. ❤️
At Acupunktrix new mamas are restored to their vibrant selves and I’m even available to come to your home. 🌸 We need to return to valuing and cherishing mothers. In whatever ways we can.
#postpartum #thefirstfortydays #acupuncture #acupunktrix #cupping #immunesupport #nurture #newmom #doula #sealingceremony


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Spent the weekend learning postpartum yumminess! From new recipes that focus on nourishing and bringing warmth back into momma's body, to abdominal hot stone press to add in digestion to Bengkung belly binding to help bring the abdominal muscles back together and encourage the organs to return to their proper positions. I'll never stop adding to my postpartum toolbox! #Postpartum #NourishTheNewMommas #MotherTheMother #MotherRoasting #BengkungBellyBinding #SealingCeremony


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I facilitated and held space for the most beautiful baby honoring ceremony this week that humbled me greatly. .
To see parents consciously step into that role with intention. .
To write and speak their parental vows to their child, witnessed and held by their community. .
To acknowledge the journey this little one took to come onto the planet. .
To seal the mama's birthing portal so she may walk her parenting journey with more intention, with no energetic leaks, to love more completely. .
This is the work that's changing our world. One family at a time. .
So grateful 🙏✨💖 Thank you. .
#doula #ceremonialist #babyhonoring #sealingceremony #closingthebones #birth #postpartum #support #intention #consciousparenting #parentalvows #family #community #healing .
www.MatrescenceDoula.com


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As for my daughter, I'll raise her to think she breathes fire.🌼 #mommyandme #sundaythings #sealingceremony #babyzion


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Families can be together forever.
We had the opportunity to go to the Gilbert Temple yesterday and watch a family be sealed for eternity, it was such a beautiful and special experience.
I know that families can be together forever. 🖤



#familiesareforever #gilberttemple #lds #iamamormon #familyphoto #sealingceremony


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We are immensely blessed to be able to honour women with our work.
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Photos from last night’s ceremony for an incredible mama. This is a very powerful ritual where we celebrate the postpartum mother, her wonderful body and her journey.
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The closing ceremony is a way of honouring the mother’s hard work and helps to physically and emotionally close her body after the opening of pregnancy and birth.
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We listened, held space, cleansed, warmed and surrounded her with love as we welcomed her into motherhood.
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#motherroaster #sacredceremony #honouringmothers #honouringbirth #birthwork #postpartum #sealingceremony #doula #doulawork #dowhatyoulove #yyc


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Closing a chapter.
#bellybinding
#sealingceremony
#motherroasting
#sacredpregnancy
#sacredpostpartum
#ritual
#blessed
Thank you @seedholistic for your divine space holding. 🙏✨
Photo credit @healthybrightbeginnings


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Every woman deserves to be welcomed into motherhood through gentle loving care. This is our craft. Honouring the postpartum mother.
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We offer postpartum doula services but we don’t stop there. .
We offer specialty teas, home cooked meals, tinctures, oils, sitz baths, salves, belly binding, sealing ceremonies and more. .
Send us a message for more information!
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#postpartumsupport #postpartumdoula #doula #motherhood #bellybinding #sealingceremony #ourcraft #ceremony #honouringpostpartum #birthkeepers #spaceholders #witnessesoftransformation #sacredceremonies #mother #mama #yycmothers #yycdoula #trilliumbirthcalgary


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#sealingceremony
#reflections
#rebirth #trusttheprocess #patienceiskey #homebirthmama
Thank you mama @_altardecer for sharing this.. 🙌🏽✨💕✨🙌🏽 Love you lots.. & so happy you are embracing this forever journey. 💕


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C L O S I N G T H E B O N E S
A Sealing Ceremony is more than just binding the Mother for pelvic floor health. In many ways, a Mother’s body opens in preparation for and during birth to deliver her baby Earth-side. Because the Mother’s body opens, birth is thought of as a cooling process. We utilize warmth in ceremony to bring “chi” or heat back into her body. She is massaged and nurtured while she rests and relaxes. We give thanks to her body and spirit for creating and carrying new life as we wrap her gently into scarves and she lay cocooned in the threshold between worlds. After a relaxing lavendar foot massage, she is wrapped with a Bengkung Belly Bind to facilitate the shrinkage of the uterus and guide the bones back to their original positioning.
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The Sealing Ceremony is a process that helps to “close” the Mother’s body physically and energetically as the process of pregnancy and birth are very raw and vulnerable experiences. It truly is the ultimate SELF-LOVE gift, post-birth ✨
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Lovely mama rocking her bind 📷 @alexisreneesassard


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Photo by @kchete77 (Karla Gachet) | Laura Sermeño and her baby boy celebrate the end of her cuarentena, or quarantine in Los Angeles, CA. The tradition, common throughout many places in Latin America, requires new mothers to rest under the care of their relatives for some 40 days after childbirth. The period ends with a mother-child herbal bath and a massage. This ceremony was prepared and guided by Sermeño’s doula @doulajennysilva. This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @ivankphoto. The story was published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” #Latinos #abuelitas #indigenous #sealingceremony #traditionalbirth #nurture #postpartum #medicinewoman #partera #latinxpower #facesofthefuture #women #latinowomen #losangeles


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Doula goddess mama @doulajennysilva is a powerful lighthouse sharing her gift of nurturance , strength and creation with soon to be mamas 💚! In addition, she creates delicious super food drinks to share with us all via her pop up shop @malinallisuperfoods !!🙌🏽😊👌🏽🥛

Repost from @doulajennysilva "Thankful for everything that is coming my way.. As I kept this surprise hush hush for the past year.
Not knowing what to expect when I was being followed by talented #natgeo #photographer @kchete77.. I just listen to my heart & went with the flow & allowed the great spirits to carry this prayer through.. ✨🦌✨ Perfect timing as mothers & families are being torn away from there children.. Perfect timing to uplift our gente most importantly our MOTHERS ✊🏾 in this struggle of hate, & disconnections!
I am honored to share our traditional medicines & healings with each of my mamas & the world.
Bringing back our traditional native healing ways from conception/ to loss/ to birth/ to post healing.. Our grandmothers ways of natural healing are still here! & have always been here!!
🔥🔥🦌🔥🔥 Honored to have my medicine #sealingceremony captured by beautiful photographer & mama @kchete77 for the
JULYS ISSUE OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC article called “HOW LATINOS ARE SHAPING AMERICAS FUTURE”
#tlazokamati 🙌🏽🔥🙌🏽 #tlazokamati
After a lifelong journey of studying & walking my path.. This indigenous #birthworkerofcolor doula medicine is now being share #international through #natgeo #nationalgeographic
Look 👀 out for it coming in July!
I’m beyond greatful to my mama @sagrada that took part of this photo shoot sharing such an intimate moment in from her sealing ceremony for the world to see & recognize that love & support through a #doula & #medicinewoman are #healing in so many ways.. 🔥✨🔥 #manifest #beyondmywildestdreams #ancestors #keepfamiliestogether #ancestorsspeak 🦌🦋🦌 #natgeo #medicinewoman #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #placentaencapsulator #knowyourroots #knowyourchoices #traditional #partera #curandera #curanderaremedies #sweatlodge #temescal #medicine #inyourownhome "


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This women & her baby are celebrating the end of her quarantine with a herbal bath & massage. This tradition is common in Latin America where women are required to rest after birth for 40days, while relatives take care of them! 😲😲 ( I know what your thinking... Lucky cow!!! )
OK admittedly 40days is a long time to be out of action & let’s face it who has that kind of support around them?! But I definitely think 1 week in bed & 1 week on the sofa is a good guide to follow! You have just created & grown a human inside your body and then given birth to that human! Your body needs time to recover!! Visitors can wait, in fact everything else can wait! You have an open wound around the size of your hand inside your body after birth that needs to heal, if that was on the outside of your body you would certainly be taking it easy! I went to a bloody BBQ the day after I came out of hospital after my third baby and remember thinking what the hell am I doing?! I felt so poorly and it set me back probably a week! Don’t feel guilty pulling up that drawbridge!
Photo credit @natgeo
#postpartumrecovery #sealingceremony #nurture #fourthtrimester #antenataleducation


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#Repost @natgeo
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Photo by @kchete77 (Karla Gachet) | Laura Sermeño and her baby boy celebrate the end of her cuarentena, or quarantine. The tradition, common throughout Latin America, requires new mothers to rest under the care of their relatives for some 40 days after childbirth. The period ends with a mother-child herbal bath and a massage. This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @ivankphoto. The story was published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” #Latinos #abuelitas #indigenous #sealingceremony #traditionalbirth #nurture #postpartum #medicinewoman #partera #latinxpower #facesofthefuture #women #latinowomen #losangeles


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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost
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Photo by @kchete77 (Karla Gachet) | Laura Sermeño and her baby boy celebrate the end of her cuarentena, or quarantine. The tradition, common throughout Latin America, requires new mothers to rest under the care of their relatives for some 40 days after childbirth. The period ends with a mother-child herbal bath and a massage. This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @ivankphoto. The story was published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” #Latinos #abuelitas #indigenous #sealingceremony #traditionalbirth #nurture #postpartum #medicinewoman #partera #latinxpower #facesofthefuture #women #latinowomen #losangeles


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Thank you @natgeo !! For once again sharing our traditional medicines for #postpartumjourney
Go check it out.. They just shared my #sealingceremony captured by photographer @kchete77 for my #doulamama @sagrada healing ceremony!! I Performed these ceremonies in the comfort of your own home.. as for this capture.. it was performed for her exactly 1 year ago!!😍 A big #gracias to beautiful photographer @kchete77 & to my mama @sagrada for being open to sharing some this intimate healing moment in her life!! #tlazocamati forever greatful for you 2 divine spirits!! 😘😘😘😘 #nationalgeographic #ancestorsspeak #ancestorsarewatching #nationalgeographicmagazine for the July 2018 issue!! #traditionalbirthworker 🙌🏽✨🙌🏽 #cuarentena #medicinewoman 🔥 @doulajennysilva #greatgrandmotherlove #motheringthemother
Always Bringing back our #ancestors #love #nurturing & #support


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Time capsules complete #sealingceremony


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Getting ready to do another closing of the bones ritual tonight.

I trained in this method many years ago, but it wasn’t until it was offered to me after the birth of my son that I realized the impact it could have.

Birth is one of the most transformative things many women will ever experience, and it holds a deep untapped potential when mothers are not supported to fully process and integrate their transition to motherhood.

There’s something about returning to the wisdom of the body that created your baby to make sense of your transition into motherhood. (Also: gratitude to @oshamaesoap for supporting my practice with your amazing, local and ethically-sourced oils, and to @terrabrockett for the bowl that keeps on singing its magic)


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