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POSTPARTUM CARE

POSTPARTUM CARE

by Kottakkal Support February 22, 2020

Proper postpartum care is a critical step for all women, as it sets the stage for lifetime health and well-being. During this time, a woman’s body is adjusting to multiple physical, social, and psychological changes as she begins to recover from childbirth she is also feeding and caring for her newborn.  

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Breastfeeding and Ayurveda: Part 2

Breastfeeding and Ayurveda: Part 2

by Kottakkal Support April 22, 2018

You or your partner should massage your breasts at night before you bathe and got to bed. Use organic oil such as sunflower, coconut, olive, almond or sesame oil, or consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner to find out of our oils is best for you, such as Yuvatyadi Breast Massage Oil. Make it a habit to massage your breasts every day, especially if you are pregnant to prevent clogged milk ducts!

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Breastfeeding and Ayurveda: Part 1

Breastfeeding and Ayurveda: Part 1

by Kottakkal Support April 18, 2018

Breastfeeding is a unique experience for every mother, and the optimum way to go about it is individual to every woman! To have successful breastfeeding sessions, follow both your natural instincts as a mom and the principles of Ayurveda.

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A Practitioner's Guide to A Healthy Pregnancy With Ayurveda: Postpartum

A Practitioner's Guide to A Healthy Pregnancy With Ayurveda: Postpartum

by Kate Lewin July 25, 2016

New mothers can become fatigued and stressed out after an event as big as giving birth, just when they are also facing the challenge of caring for an infant! This is particularly true with new mothers who are doing all of this for the very first time. But if she has family and friends caring for her and showing her patience and love, she will have more energy and joy to give to her new child instead of feeling tired and sad. Postpartum depression is no secret, especially in modern day society. But using Ayurveda it’s possible to avoid it altogether!

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A Practitioner's Guide to A Healthy Pregnancy with Ayurveda: Herbal Remedies

A Practitioner's Guide to A Healthy Pregnancy with Ayurveda: Herbal Remedies

by Kate Lewin July 14, 2016

Welcome to Part 3 in our pregnancy series! If you haven't already, read Part 1 and Part 2 for how to help your pregnant clients set up a healthy diet and lifestyle plan. The rest of this article provides in-depth information into 5 herbal remedies that are used often in Ayurveda to support a healthy pregnancy and easy birth. 

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A Practitioner's Guide to A Healthy Pregnancy with Ayurveda: Part 2

A Practitioner's Guide to A Healthy Pregnancy with Ayurveda: Part 2

by Kate Lewin July 05, 2016

Once you have your mother-to-be working on her modified pathya, it’s time to help her set up a simple daily routine complete with extra things she can do to calm the Doshas. The daily practices of meditation, abhyanga, Yoga asanas, walking in nature, spiritual reflection and journaling are the most important for your client to include each day. Swimming is another ideal workout to go along with asanas and nature walks.

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A Practitioner's Guide to A Healthy Pregnancy with Ayurveda

A Practitioner's Guide to A Healthy Pregnancy with Ayurveda

by Kate Lewin June 27, 2016

Yay! Your client is pregnant! Congratulations. You are now responsible for assisting in the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health of two human beings at the same time. It’s exciting for all involved, and scary sometimes too. As an Ayurvedic practitioner, your job is to assist the mother (and often other family members) through this period of transition and growth.

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