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Mindful Rest After Birth


Your body spent months growing another human, now what?


Many cultures adhere to the idea of offering postpartum rest - 40 days of lying in. What this means is allowing yourself time with this new life - your new life & the baby that is now a part of your world.


Giving yourself & baby this time & space can mean quiet moments of rest, allowing mindfulness - like listening to all the sounds your baby makes, meditating, reading, journaling, whatever you need to integrate into this new realm & allow your body proper rest. It may mean telling others that you need this time & space to be alone with your baby. It may mean that you ask others for help with cooking, cleaning, watching & caring for baby while your shower or nap.


For me, this time meant connecting with my partner differently. Cooing over our new baby. Listening to calming music & just relaxing as she nursed. Getting in some yoni tea steams. Reading & meditating. And when we felt ready, going on a quiet walk, just the 3 of us.



(Yoni tea)


Whatever you feel you need, ask for it. Don't apologize. This time is fleeting. Allowing for this special time to connect with your little one will provide your body & mind proper nourishment well into your life.


Wishing you wellness,


Nasreen 'Nikki' xx

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