Postnatal care is
The research is clear: Dedicated postpartum care improves the health and well-being of mothers and their babies. Our model of care – including nourishing foods, spa therapy and recovery support – is built on evidence-based practices and modern research. By focusing on the needs of the mother in the postnatal stage, we are helping her to prioritize her own health, now and in the future.
Evidence that speaks
From medical journals to first-hand experiences by mothers, the evidence for taking care of mothers after delivery is undeniable.
“Women’s health after delivery is the most important factor affecting the health of their children.”
“All women should ideally have contact with a maternal care provider within the first 3 weeks postpartum.“
“Fatigue by Day 14 postpartum was the most predictive variable for symptoms of PPD on Day 28 in this population.”
“Critical postnatal care occurs during the first 6 weeks after giving birth and the content of postpartum health care have been too limited to meet the needs of women “
The science behind care for mom and baby
Evidence-based research influences every aspect of your Plan of Care at Boram. From physical recovery and mental wellness to baby feeding and skin care, your care is backed by research.
Physical Recovery covers a range of activities aimed at helping a mother’s body heal and recover.
- Postnatal Massages and lymph node drainage help relax muscles, reduce stress and remove toxins from a recovering body
- Sitz baths help reduce inflammation and swelling in the perineum (typically for vaginal births)
- Foot baths promote blood circulation and help muscles recalibrate to new centers of gravity
- Customized meals provide mothers with the proper nutrition needed to fuel the recovery process
Mental wellness is equally important as physical wellness, but often times neglected because it often lacks visible manifestations. It’s important to cover a range of topics that can affect mental health such as:
- Loss and change of identity can be challenging as new moms come to terms with taking on a new role and losing aspects of her old self
- Tiredness and fogginess often lead to poor decision making but are common as mothers struggle to get enough sleep while caring for a newborn
- Confusion and loneliness is common as moms might be overwhelmed with new responsibilities without proper guidance, community or support
- Baby blues and postpartum depression can occur but has been shown to be reduced by proper rest, sleep and support
At Boram, we provide new moms with knowledge, physical rest and opportunities for discussion to promote mental wellness
Becoming a new parent can be a daunting experience of learning how to take care of your baby, yourself and your family. It can be even more challenging when you don’t know what you need to learn. It’s been proven that having education around topics helps reduce stress and increase confidence in parenting skills:
- Baby care
- Self care
- Emergency Care
- Partner participation
- Family introduction
Motherhood is a journey that is both a shared and unique experience alike. Mothers who are surrounded by a care team and support network are more likely to have faster physical recoveries, better mental health and a positive postnatal experience.
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