3 Keys To Dropping Anxiety & Overwhelm in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Why do we feel so anxious, unsupported and generally overwhelmed during pregnancy and even during postpartum? Especially nowadays when we have so many resources practically at our fingertips. So why is it not helping? I ran a workshop yesterday with a group of expectant mothers on how to modify a yoga practice for pregnancy. In our discussion before diving into our work, the topic of anxiety, overwhelm and isolation kept popping ...

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Crystal - Testimonial for Devoted Mamas

I recommend you start this course now! Testimonial from Crystal

If you are seeking an empowered birth process, a calm inner state and a reconnection to trust in our own powerful ability to positively birth our children, I recommend you start this course now! The fact I was able to complete this course from my couch in Italy just blows my mind! Regardless of what comes for me in my birth, after this experience, I have complete certainty in my preparation and ...

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Natalie - Testimonial for Devoted Mamas

Amazing course! Testimonial from Natalie

I started the Postpartum: Repair & Restore course today and man I have to tell you...I wish I had gone through this prior to or right after my first or even second child. Your explanations are so eloquent in high-level terms but attainable. What you explain in the introduction is knowledge that was hard fought for me to attain in the year it took for me to go to three different ...

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The 6 Biggest Weight-loss & Health Mistakes New Moms Make (and How To Avoid Them)

We totally understand the desire to get back to feeling strong and fit after having a baby. However, when it comes to weight loss after having a baby, there are many factors at play. When you have a new and growing baby, you’re dealing with a host of life changes beyond just the care of your little one. Things like: * Irregular sleep    * Constantly changing schedules    * Fluctuating hormones    * Roller ...

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How-To: Dry Brushing in Postpartum

  Body brushing is a practice that has been around for centuries--dating back as far as the Greeks. Body brushing, or "dry brushing" as it's often called, is brushing your skin with a brush specifically designed to be used dry on skin before bathing to help the body and skin in numerous ways. Learn how to do it here!   Ready to get started and get your own dry brush? This is our ...

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Two At-home Postpartum Rituals to Speed Up Your Postpartum Healing

Body Brushing and Oiling To Revitalize and Nourish When I learned about body oiling and brushing as part of an Ayurvedic approach to the postpartum period, I put them to use in my weeks, months (and now, even years) after my second baby. I knew I had found two very simple practices that would become a foundation in my self-care. They feel amazing and oh-so grounding. First, let's talk about what these ...

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How-To: Belly Wrapping in Postpartum

Belly wrapping is an Ayurvedic practice that supports a mother's core/belly restabilization as a means to re-balancing the Vata dosha. For core and belly restabilization, and for balancing the Vata dosha as well as many other functions of the body, Ayurveda espouses a practice of belly wrapping, also referred to as belly binding. Ready to get started? Watch the video demonstration on how to wrap your belly. If you want to know ...

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Why Belly Wrapping Can Change Your Postpartum Recovery

Belly Wrapping If we're looking at postpartum healing through an Ayurvedic lens, we say that giving birth is a major release of life force. With the baby no longer inside the mother, there’s excess space and air in the body. Organs have also shifted, skin is stretched and things inside have a lot more room than needed. Therefore, there's an excess of Vata dosha. Postpartum moms often experience problems with digestion, gas, ...

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How-To: Body Oiling in Postpartum

Body oiling, (abhyanga) is an Ayurvedic practice of massaging the entire body with large amounts of warm oil. Isn't just the sound of that heavenly? It truly is, and we're excited to teach you about it. Even though in traditional Ayurveda, body oiling is applied by someone else, it's a practice that can be done with equal benefit to yourself in the privacy and comfort of your home.

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How we took charge of our motherhood and how you can too

With Devoted Mamas, our mission is to change the paradigm of maternal care. To equip women from pre-pregnancy through all stages of motherhood to be in charge of their own health and wellbeing. Hear about the steps we took over many years to regain our energy, strength and vitality as moms, and learn how you can do the same with less worry and struggle.

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