Category Archives: Postpartum Life

A simple guide to postpartum meal planning

A simple guide to postpartum meal planning

This post shares some of what I have learned during my training in Ayurveda as a yoga therapist with teachers Marek Sawicki and Uma Thompson, as well as my personal journey during my own pregnancy with the support of Ayurvedic Practitioner Kaya Mindlin. Many thanks to my teachers and their teachers for passing on their… Read More

Learning to Stand Again: A NICU Mom’s Postpartum Recovery Process After Bed Rest

Learning to Stand Again: A NICU Mom’s Postpartum Recovery Process After Bed Rest

This month’s Mama Story is from Parijat Deshpande, a California Bay Area-based Perinatal Wellness Counselor and mama to a micropreemie, born at 24 weeks gestation. Parijat will be diving deep into what it means to navigate postpartum after a high-risk pregnancy, bedrest, and while having an infant in the NICU – no small task! Of… Read More

Two Weeks, One Room ~ The Bliss of Postpartum Solitude

Two Weeks, One Room ~ The Bliss of Postpartum Solitude

This month’s Mama Story is from Kaya Mindlin, a California Bay Area-based Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Practitioner. I’m so excited to have her share her 14 years of specialized training and study with some of the yogic world’s great teachers on pregnancy and postpartum care. I’ve had the chance to work with Kaya myself, and… Read More

These are the people you want around after birth

These are the people you want around after birth

I had a wide range of individuals to help me through a rough first trimester. I had a friend just a weeks weeks ahead of me in her pregnancy, who became my go-to person when it came to seeing how things would shift for me in the weeks to come. I had an acupuncturist and… Read More

The simplest ayurvedic technique that could change your postpartum experience

The simplest ayurvedic technique that could change your postpartum experience

  Each day, at the end of my shower, I indulge in a 2-minute long “spa treatment.” It’s the highlight of every morning. And incredibly simple! Here’s my “top secret” recipe : ) I keep a small bottle of sesame oil in the shower It stays pretty warm thanks to the Caribbean temperatures around here. At… Read More

What I Wish I had Known: Gifts I’d Give My Younger Self to Avoid Postpartum Meltdown

What I Wish I had Known: Gifts I’d Give My Younger Self to Avoid Postpartum Meltdown

I have the great honor of sharing Amanda Harrison’s Mama Story with you today. I’ve been a fan of Amanda’s insightful writing since stumbling across her work about a year ago. And in planning this series, I knew she would be a contributor. Her positivity is contagious. Where others may see deficits, Amanda finds joy… Read More

From Independent Woman to Motherhood: 33 years of “Me Time” turned upside down

From Independent Woman to Motherhood: 33 years of “Me Time” turned upside down

Ana Acosta is sharing her Mama Story with us today. Ana is the Jill-of-all-trades in my life. If I have a question (about anything) I can usually get a good answer from her or find out who has the best answer. But what I love about her post is that, despite being an expert in… Read More

3 Keys to Surviving Postpartum as a Single Mother

3 Keys to Surviving Postpartum as a Single Mother

Today on the blog, I am featuring Kelsey Baldwin’s Mama Story. Can you imagine your pregnancy beginning with divorce? Well, despite not being what most mom’s envisioning, that is how Kelsey’s started. And I am so glad to be able to host a post that delves into the topic. Because guess what? Being a single… Read More