Here's the thing.
The idea that we can "heal" just in six short weeks after birth is mostly based on the patriarchal medical system referring to how long it takes a uterus to stop bleeding and return to its usual size.
Considering a woman or birthing person spends 9 months growing a baby, moving through the process of birth (however it looks), healing after birth and pregnancy and then caring 24/7 for this new little person which for many means feeding them milk for your body.
That's a lot of stress on the body if it's not supported well.
It is POSSIBLE to heal well within those six weeks - HOWEVER - in our current Western society, the vast majority of women do not have the support needed to heal their bodies in that time frame.
By support I'm talking intentional nutritional support, herbal support, physical support, practical support and emotional/spiritual support.
We need to heal as though we've experienced a major surgery or traumatic event. Because that's how our body experiences birth - it doesn't matter if your birth was super smooth and peaceful, your autonomic nervous system (think fight or flight) still becomes turned "ON" after birth.
IF YOU DON'T SUPPORT YOUR BODY TO HEAL AND RELAX, YOUR BODY WILL START TO SPIRAL DOWNWARD INTO OTHER SYMPTOMS OF DEPLETION.
I know this personally and consider myself still healing almost 6 years postpartum with my first and 2.5 years postpartum with my second baby.
If you are still experiencing:
Gut symptoms like constipation, constant bloating, stomach pain
Lingering anxiety, depression, rage, mood swings
Difficulty sleeping when you have the opportunity
Persistent exhaustion and fatigue
Hair loss that seems excessive
Headaches and migraines
Achy joints, muscles or bones
Skin issues like rashes, acne or eczema
THESE ARE ALL SIGNS THAT YOUR BODY STILL HAS HEALING TO DO.
Postpartum is a unique opportunity to heal. How well we heal during these months and years postpartum determine our future health for years to come.
What symptoms do you still see in your own body?
Send me a message to let me know and see how I can help support you.