“Mothering the mother”.
Promoting postnatal care in the light of Ayurvedic medicine.
Being a mother, as well as an Ayurvedic practitioner, I often have the opportunity to meet and talk to women.
From my personal experience as well as from listening to my friends and patients’ stories I have come to realise that the majority of us did not have proper postnatal care.
Modern medicine recognises that it takes six weeks for the mother’s body tissues to recover from childbirth echoing the age old tradition that advised to women to stay at home for 40 days -“the Quarantine”- to rest and recover.