Postpartum Bath Therapy
I offer a unique and therapeutic Postpartum Herbal Bath (baño post-parto) that I learned from traditional midwives in my home state Veracruz, Mexico.
This is an ancient therapy that many women still get during the first forty days after deliver ("la cuarentena") in the south of Mexico. Although there are variations in the steps and herbs used, the postpartum herbal bath that I'm offering combines the traditional way of the indigenas communities of Mexico with the herbs I have access here in San Diego.
What does includes:
1. Oil application and aromatherapy (Unción)
2. Massage (Sobada)
3. Herbal bath (Baño de hierbas)
4. Breast care (Lavada de senos)
5. Bones enclosing (Apretada con rebozo)
6. Belly Binding (Vendada)
Optional: I also will bring for you a traditional chicken soup "caldo de pollo" to eat after the bath. This is also an important element in our tradition to recover during post-partum.
When can I get my first post-partum herbal bath therapy?
In Mexico the first "baño" is done during the first 4-5 days after delivery.
In case that you ended having a cesarean this could be done once that the incision is healed, this is 2-3 weeks after the surgery.
It is recommended to have this herbal bath during la "cuarentena" but also it could be done during the first 2 years post-delivery.
The postpartum traditional bath helps to alleviate and avoid:
- Increase of milk production
- Physical healing
- Mental healing
- A sacred space