The Community New Families Need While Bonding with Their Baby
- Postpartum planning
- Prenatal nesting sessions
- Newborn care instruction
- Infant feeding support
- Light housekeeping
- Meal prep
- Errand running
- Rest solutions for the family
- Babywearing instruction
Postpartum Doula Services
In many community-based cultures there is a customary, ritualized practice of caring for the new family. Mothers and babies rest and heal, partners bond, and everyone gently transitions to their new roles with the help of their neighbors and family.
In the U.S. most of us don’t have the luxury of an entire community supporting us. However, at Flourish we strive to bring this level of care and support to our clients, and gladly bring you into our family. We provide in-home care customized to meet your family’s needs.
This care can be packaged with other services.
Home visits with Kaylen available to Springfield residents by special request.
Call 417.319.1408 for details.m
Breastfeeding is supposed to come naturally, but many of us have never seen someone nurse — or if a friend or family member did, they may have stories of low supply or sore nipples. Nursing can be difficult and overwhelming to figure out! Kaylen King, Certified Lactation Counselor, offers in-home lactation consults, as well as online or over-the-phone consults. Consultations can be made for prenatal education, supply concerns, latch issues, pumping, and supplementation help.
Placenta Encapsulation Services
Placenta encapsulation is the process of preparing the birther’s placenta after the birth of the baby by dehydrating, powdering and placing it into capsules for the birther to use as seen fit. Some benefits may include:
- Increased milk production
- Creating a consistent flow of oxytocin (the bonding and love hormone)
- Helping with mood and prevention of postpartum depression
- Replenishing iron levels – Balancing out postpartum hormones until your body can regulate them on its own
- Warming the body, preventing a stagnation of energy.
This sacred medicine that your body creates has been revered for its power, spirit and rich nutrients in cultures across the globe.
- 1 – 2 hour session
- Kaylen will show you how to safely wear your baby
- Practice with carriers from our client library (sling, wrap, soft structured carrier, etc.)
- Or, learn how to use your already purchased carrier
Postpartum Sealing Ceremony (3 hours)
A special type of care for after birth. The Ceremony can be practiced almost immediately after a natural birth, or as soon as 21 days post a C-section. It is considered to be the most effective in the first 40 days. However, it is not less beneficial to women in later postpartum and even years after birth.
This care is believed to restore the mother quickly, enhance baby bonding, breast milk production, prevention of womb ailments and prevention of arthritis in old age. It is a great overall healing tool, which is why it is still so beneficial in the late postpartum period as well. This ceremony allows replenishing of energy and concentrates love on a Mother. It is also known as a Mothering Ceremony, because it allows us to hold the Mother, mother the Mother, love the Mother.
- Herbal Tea & Bath
We start off with a warming postpartum bath & tea. The herbs used are specific for postpartum health, healing, and inviting in a sense of calm and care.
- Oil Massage
After a nice soak, a warm Ayurvedic abhyanga oil massage, incorporating some gentle Thai massage techniques comes next.
- Sealing, Warming & Tuck-in
Sealing involves “closing of the bones” by wrapping the body at specific points with cloth and tying them. Once sealed, you will be tucked in with a blanket and added heat packs. This is often described by clients as being swaddled and cozy.