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Preparing for postpartum

“I wish I heard about preparing for postpartum sooner”
said a new mum recently.

Very little thought is given to our needs as new mums. We prepare for our time after birth by ensuring we’ve met the needs of a new baby. What about our needs of healing and wellbeing? It’s not selfish to think about this, it’s essential. You deserve to be a healthy, happy, fulfilled mum, meeting the needs of your baby.

We’re often bombarded with picture perfect images of new mums with their babies. And when we’re in the midst of being a new mum, we have expectations of what our life is going to be like. Then we’re hit with reality! This can create havoc with our physical and emotional resilience.

The third trimester of pregnancy is the time to start preparing for postpartum. Postpartum is in the realm of the unknown as we don’t know how childbirth will go. We don’t know what healing we will need post birth. However, here at Every Mama Matters, we cannot emphasise the importance of preparation enough.

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Creating community

We are social beings, and it is a community that can help with our needs as new mums. We need help and support from our family, friends and our village.

In postpartum, help may be in the form of cleaning, cooking, and washing. It may be in the form of holding your baby while you have a shower, a massage, take a nap or any other self care need. It may be playing with other young children in the household.

It’s the norm that women brush off their own needs to take care of their baby. Whereas in reality, it’s essential that we spend time addressing our self-care needs. And that’s where our community and support network can step in and ease the burden and demands of being a new mum.

It can be a very lonely and exhausting time if you don’t have a support network. There may be support around including family, friends, local and online mums groups. This may also include professional help including your GP, postpartum doulas, midwifes, your Chinese medicine practitioner or postpartum yoga teacher.

Healing and recovery

By prioritising healing and recovery, we’re not only giving back to ourselves, but also our family.

Mums are the foundation of the family, and when you haven’t filled your cup, and you are running on empty, things will start to fall apart. Prioritising your needs is selfcare for you and ultimately, your family.

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In our course ‘Healing After Birth’ you will learn how to heal and recover from pregnancy and birth with age old traditional practices to nourish and support you as a mother.

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Who is taking care of you?

The transition into motherhood is only something you find out about when it happens to you. Most of what we hear and learn is about taking care of your baby. But who is taking care of you? Childbirth takes a big toll on your entire being physically, energetically and mentally. It’s important to have the right supports in place to help you heal, regain your energy, vitality and stability so you are healthy, safe and able to give yourself, your baby and your family everything it needs.

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Mothering the mother – the fourth trimester

“Good care in the six week postpartum period is crucial to the mother’s health and well being, and can have lasting benefits, not only on her health”
Jenny Allison, author of Golden Month

Our postpartum time as mothers is such a special experience. We’re meeting the newest member of our family. The joy of meeting our baby we have been nurturing during our pregnancy, is life changing.

Postpartum is a unique time in a woman’s life. It’s one that is often overlooked and not prepared for.

There is a lot of acknowledgement now that women’s mental, emotional and physical health, as well as resilience, can be extremely tested during the postpartum period. The incidence of postpartum depression and anxiety is increasing and many, many women are suffering from postnatal depletion.

Every Mama Matters is a resource for mothers to learn how we can recover from birth, heal and nourish our bodies, and create emotional resilience for motherhood.

New mothers matter too!

After birth and the initial flurry of visitors and excitement of a new baby, mothers are often forgotten. Many new mothers feel the isolation and loneliness, as well as exhaustion and overwhelm if they don’t have a lot of support.

There’s a lot of emphasis on a mother’s health during pregnancy. In the past there was also an emphasis on mother’s health and wellbeing in the postpartum time – it was called the ‘lying in time’. After birth, women were looked after by midwives, friends and family while she established a bond with her baby and rebuilt her health and wellbeing after childbirth. This practice is still found in many cultures around the world.

In our modern times, the practice of looking after the mother is lost. The emphasis is on the newborn and there is less attention given to the wellbeing of the mother. This is having consequences to women’s health and wellbeing.

Why recovery after birth matters…

Being pregnant can put an enormous strain on our bodies. Add the process of giving birth. This takes a massive amount of energy for mother and baby. It’s not called labour for nothing! Some women are able to bounce back quickly and naturally after pregnancy and birth. Others struggle with the new demands of motherhood, let alone with healing their bodies after the profound exertion of birthing a baby.

There may be several circumstances that may limit a woman’s capacity for recovery after giving birth. During birth, women exert an enormous amount of energy, they experience sleep deprivation and usually experience blood loss.

Post birth, new mothers nurture the newborn by giving love, breast feeding, and caring for their every need, while she is experiencing sleep deprivation and fluid loss. This can lead to weakness, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, and isolation.

Where to begin?

Learn how to increase your energy, resilIence and avoid postpartum depletion.

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How to improve your energy during postpartum


A nourished body is the essence of healing, along with rest. Child birth requires a huge expenditure of energy and we lose fluid and blood during childbirth. In the weeks afterwards, our body is depleted and needs nourishment to replenish and heal.

Our digestive system is generally weaker post birth, so easy to digest warming foods is generally recommended during postpartum.

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  • Acknowledging your journey from pregnancy, birth and postpartum
  • Nourishing soup recipe to improve energy
  • Acupressure points for energy

Healing after birth


Learn how to heal and recover from pregnancy and birth with age old traditional practices to nourish and support us as new mothers.

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Preparing for postpartum


Learn what you need to prepare for postpartum.

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