E2: My Postpartum Story, Visions of a Whole Postpartum, and Daughters of Motherhood
How might your motherhood experience be different if…
the day your baby was born, a woman who loves you, who had been waiting and preparing for weeks, for the call, picked up her bags and came to your home, baring food, dishes prepared, broths, herbs, teas, warm compresses, books to read to you, and her quiet yet reverent love for your sacred mama-baby tent that is now your life. She brings a wrap for your belly, helps you to get to and from bed to bathroom, brings you water, feeds you food, strokes your hair, checks on you even in the middle of the night, cleaned so you didn’t have to, helped you prepare a yoni steam, massaged your whole body with oil, held babe when you needed to shower, sat with you while you cried of both joy and terror, comforted your worries, helped you gain confidence in your nursing, and with her presence, let you know that you are ok, with her eyes, told you that you are held, and with her hands, let you know that you are not alone.
How might it be different if you had someone to be with you, just to care for you, to be a presence for you and with you, for a long while?
How might that change your experience of entering into motherhood?
Listen in for this podcast, where I share a few poems and my story about the postpartum journey I made in September of 2016.
Music by Bridget Law, lead violinist of the band Elephant Revival.