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Ancient Wisdom for Modern Mamas

Ayurvedic Recommendations for Postnatal Women and Newborn Babies

Ayurveda & Motherhood

The Postnatal Care Regimen

Ayurvedic postnatal care regimen is based on the principles of Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of medicine. According to Ayurveda, the postpartum period is a time of great vulnerability for the mother and the baby. Therefore, it is essential to take care of their physical and emotional well-being during this time.


In Ayurveda, the resting period following childbirth is considered crucial for the mother's physical and emotional well-being. period, known as "Sutika," typically lasts for 42 days and involves a range of practices aimed at supporting the mother's recovery and bonding with the new baby. These practices may include massage, herbal remedies, and dietary recommendations.









The regimen includes a balanced diet that is rich in nutrients and easy to digest. and can help the mother regain her strength and energy. Additionally, self-care practices such as meditation can help the mother relax and reduce stress.By prioritizing rest and self-care during this time, new mothers can promote their own health and the of their babies. 

By following this regimen, new mothers can experience a smooth transition into motherhood and enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life with their little ones. It is a beautiful way to honor the sacred bond between a mother and her child and to promote their overall well-being.

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Newborns & Ayurveda

Ayurvedic care for newborn babies involves traditional practices and techniques that have been used for centuries. These are natural techniques that promote the health and well-being of the baby.


One of the most important aspects of Ayurvedic care is the use of massage. Massaging the baby with warm oil can help improve circulation, promote digestion, and strengthen the immune system. Another important aspect is the use of herbal remedies. Herbs such as fennel, ginger, and cardamom can be used to soothe colic and promote digestion. Ayurvedic care also emphasizes the importance a healthy diet for both the mother and the baby. By following these practices, parents can help ensure that their newborn receives the best possible care.

In addition, Ayurvedic care for newborns also involves paying attention to the baby's environment. This includes keeping the baby warm and comfortable, avoiding exposure to harsh chemicals and pollutants, and creating a peaceful and nurturing atmosphere.


Ayurvedic also recommend following a daily routine, or "dinacharya" which includes activities such as bathing, feeding, and sleeping at regular intervals. This helps to establish a sense of stability and predictability for the baby, which can be comforting during the early months of life. Overall, Ayurvedic care for newborns is a holistic approach that emphasizes the importance of natural remedies, healthy habits, and a nurturing environment for promoting the health and well-being of the baby.

After giving birth in 2017, I had an incredibly difficult time with my own health and wellness. Doctors' visits were no longer about me, every ounce of my own energy went into caring for my brand new baby and I suffered greatly from a lack of postnatal care. I had done a lot of preparation during pregnancy - for my baby, not for myself. In fact, I was over-prepared for my baby; but it was a long, slow process of learning about postpartum bodies and postnatal wellness, in the moment when it was needed.


I recognized a huge gap in the care and support of new mothers like myself.  So I started AyurMama (formerly MommyMoments Holistic Support) in 2018, after training with Doula Canada. This is how I'm able to help create a more peaceful, rejuvenating and overall better experience for the mamas that I support. 

Yashoda Maharaj
Owner & Postnatal Doula

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