It's spa services, personal chef services, cleaning services and what can only be categorized as gentle caring help and a listening ear. No need to leave your home. Everything comes to you.
For a discounted rate than the listed price you see below, mix + match any combination of my offerings below and craft your custom Sweet Dreams Postpartum Experience.
Warm oil massage (abhyanga) with Reiki that I perform or an educational session that you and your partner can use as a springboard so they can perform warm oil massage on you everyday. I use an herbalized oil prepared especially for postpartum moms in the Ayurvedic tradition, I bring in linens and towels to protect your surfaces and remove them again for fresh laundering. I also prepare a food-based holistic soap that gently exfoliates and rinses off extra oiliness while retaining all the moisture. - $50
Meal Planning + Preparation of your next day's meals and snacks that take into account and honor where you are in your postpartum journey. I have several menu options to select from, including Ayurvedic foods and herbs for postpartum wellness. I do a grocery run in advance to bring you the freshest foods, spices and herbs that have been proven to rejuvenate and support lactation. (Send me your detailed grocery list and I'll pick up what I can at the same time). Your meals and snacks can be customized to incorporate any dietary preferences or restrictions. All food is prepared in your own home, tucked away in your own storage containers and comes with simple instructions for reheating, if needed. - $30 (price does not include cost of groceries and/or Ayurvedic herbs)
Shatavari Enriched Sesame Laddu, an Ayurvedic treat that promotes lactation
Light Housekeeping such as kitchen clean-up, bathroom wipe-down with gently made cleaning solutions, laundry services, floor sweeping/vacuuming and general tidying. I promise to always leave your home cleaner than how I found it. - $30/hour
Breastfeeding Supportfrom the Heart. I understand the frustrations that come up around this topic, especially in those early days. Breastfeeding is not for everyone, but if this is a personal goal and you're left questioning your body's ability, I'm happy to listen, offer suggestions and/or connect you with a professional suited to your needs. I always have a baby scale with me and it can be a nice tool to see how many ounces baby is receiving or how much they've grown from a previous measurement. - $25/hour
Guided Meditative + Breathing Techniques that allow you to oxygenate your body and brain, promoting peacefulness, heightened energy, healing and regeneration. I'll teach you some of the breathing techniques that have been useful to me or you might like to select a meditation from my personal library to enjoy during your massage or sauna. - Complementary in combination with other services.
As a mom soon ending her nursing relationship with her 2+ year old twins, I know how insurmountable it can feel. It gets better.
A Custom Craft or Activity for Your Older Child. Does your new baby have an older sibling that might be feeling out of sorts and a little left out? Do they like dinosaurs? Elsa from Frozen? No problem. Let me know and I will find the perfect craft to lay out for them to discover and be engaged and captivated by the next day, reminding them that they are still special within the new dynamic. - $15
Red Light Therapy. Some people find that red light therapy can lessen depression, improve healing outcomes and the quality of skin collagen with regard to scars and stretchmarks. I find the warm light is very comforting and soothing. - Complementary in combination with other services.
Infrared Sauna. One commonality we find throughout traditional cultures is the practice of keeping the new mom warm after birth. Some cultures use hot stones, others wrap mom up in blankets near a fire, while others warn not to leave the home and guard against drafts for the first forty days. While I was studying postpartum hemorrhage in midwifery school, I was amazed to discover that one of the main causes of postpartum hemorrhage can be allowing mom to become chilled. Traditional wisdom probably made this connection long ago. If you would like to take a sauna after your massage, while I clean your home and prepare your meals, just let me know in advance so I can be sure to bring it. - $40/per sauna session
Measuring Electromagnetic Fields. With 5G on the horizon, many people are becoming aware of the harmful effects of EMF's, but EMF meters are expensive and the results can be confusing to interpret. I can pass my meter over your baby's crib, where you sleep, where your baby tends to be during the day and often quickly zero in on any unexpected sources of electromagnetic radiation. It might be as simple as moving a cordless phone base or a slightly different furniture configuration to move away from a smart meter. - $30
Story Medicine. First a quick story about myself. My twin pregnancy was unplanned. Not just twins, I mean, we were completely done having babies (and I don't mind telling you this because those twins have been the greatest gift I never knew I wanted). However, at the time this caused a huge rift within my family. I fell into deepest despair. I couldn't talk to my partner as we were not connecting at that time and I saw him as part of the problem. I didn't need advice. I couldn't unload my feelings on friends or family because they all had opinions about what I "should" do or would take sides and gossip amongst themselves. Nope. All I really wanted was for some unbiased person to just hear me. To really, really hear me speak from my soul. To witness my feelings. To affirm that I was in fact, not crazy, but a woman pushed to her outer edges. I ended up paying $135 + tax out of my own pocket to hire someone that was way overqualified just to hear me... So what's my point? If you need someone to hold your story and see you, not as someone to be fixed or pandered to with surface solutions or falsely reassure you that "everything will be alright", just to see you, I will make us some tea and sit with you and give you my attention. No exchange of money required. My children might come in and disturb us a few times. My phone might ring. That's real life. And I'll listen whether it's your birth story or some old unhealed wound that your pregnancy is dragging up (because, let's face it, birth and pregnancy are great for revealing our darkest shadows). When you're done, I'll have absolutely no answers or advice because this life makes no guarantees. I'll give you a hug, wish you the best and see you off. You're an intelligent woman and the answers are already right there within you. You just needed somebody to hear you like I needed someone to hear me.
Placenta Readings. A truly amazing organ that keeps your blood and your baby's blood separate while still replenishing nutrients and removing waste. I offer placenta readings for free because I'm learning and I might see something or I might not. If that sounds fun, I'd be honored.
Yoni Steaming for the Postpartum. This powerful and ancient practice can be found in at least 70 different cultures worldwide and has been used to maintain women's reproductive health for thousands of years through all her different cycles and seasons. Safe, private and effective, this is radical self-care that honors and nurtures your womb. - $50 per steam session
I arrive as everyone is winding down for the evening. You can have a massage and Reiki in the comfort of your home with a guided meditation, then take a relaxing bath, shower or sauna to encourage the oil to penetrate further. You can know that tomorrow will be a good day in which you will be effortlessly nourished and relieved of your daily responsibilities because the basics are being taken care of.
As you can imagine, every Sweet Dreams Postpartum experience is completely unique and customized to your circumstances. Many of these services stack very nicely on top of one another, ultimately taking much less time and costing less money than you might initially assume.