Postpartum Ayurveda Tips: How to avoid depression?

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According to Ayurvedic medicine, choices made the first 42 days after birth influence a woman’s health and ability to mother and partner for the next 42 years.  India and many older countries, such as China, Columbia, and Japan, all have similar ways of treating a mother postpartum and they recognize the mother’s invisible work that goes on after giving birth.  In the United States the maternal physiological needs during postpartum are often ignored; the focus tends to be more on the external and baby’s needs.  Many women feel it is a sign of accomplishment to get back to ‘normal life’ as soon … [Read more...]