Mindfulness-Based Maternal Support

Bethany with baby Hope at three weeks old, enjoying sunshine, fresh air and a simple nursing nap.

Mindfulness-based maternal support provides physical and energetic care for mothers, specializing in the first 6 weeks after birth. The goal is reestablishing a woman’s vitality and preparing her nervous system for the demanding time ahead.

Bethany is a certified Ayurvedic Post Partum Doula and a Certified Lactation Educator pursuing full board certification as a Lactation Consultant. ​She works with the mother-child dyad to build a successful foundation of rest, healing, and attunement.

While Bethany is educated and current on best-practices, she advocates “simplified” parenting where a mother learns to co-regulate with her child and do what feels most natural.

Services

Nutrition for Labor Recovery

Bethany uses cooking methods, herbs, spices and ingredients for mothers in the first six weeks to:

  • Ease digestion and re-establish gut balance
  • Maximize vitamin and mineral absorption
  • Establish and regulate milk supply
  • Balance mood

Personalized plans are based on a woman’s needs, whether she is seeking one-week of food delivery or a more extensive option.

In Home Care Sessions

Bethany’s home visits center on maternal care, including:

  • Meal delivery/preparation
  • Birth recovery yoga and bodywork
  • Lactation support, help with latch, holds, bottle use, pumping, etc.
  • Baby-wearing support
  • Traditional belly wrapping to treat diastasis recti, low back pain, and general organ and nervous system support

Personalized care plans ranging from one to 18 visits in the first six weeks.

Post Partum Plan Consultation

This consultation prepares you for the post-partum experience, including:

  • Recovering from vaginal or cesarean delivery
  • Fueling your body for the breastfeeding journey, common breastfeeding challenges, breast and nipple care
  • Planning for milk storage, bottle usage, etc., for return to work
  • Getting your best sleep with a newborn
  • Regulating digestion and healing your bowels after pregnancy/delivery
  • Using modern tools and contraptions (pumps, strollers, wraps, etc.)
  • Preventing and recognizing post partum mood disorders