Being a new mother (and father, but it’s less physical) presents all kinds of highs and lows ;).
Whether this is the 1st child or the 4th child, each pregnancy, birth and 4th trimester is unique. As a human and a mother you change and grow, so each experience is unique. Each child comes in with their own personality and own unique challenges and gifts.
This dance provides a lot of opportunities for spiritual, mental, emotional and physical growth. It is a joyous and sometimes daunting experience.
Flower essences are here to help you, your baby and the rest of the family.
The first essence I recommend is Crisis, Desert Emergency Formula (by Desert Alchemy). This can be used topically on the baby’s anterior fontanel when nothing you do to soothe them seems to do the trick. It can be used in the bath (I use 3-5 drops of stock or dosage level) and recommend parent and baby get in the tub together…soothe everyone. You can put 1 drop of stock or 3 drops of dosage in your water and sip it, if you are the one falling apart. If your pet is freaking out about the new addition, put 1 drop of stock essence in their water.
Another excellent essence is the New Mother Formula (by Desert Alchemy). It soothes the physical stress of growing someone for 9 months and then birthing them in a relatively short period of time, as well as getting used to them feeding from you in a different way and more public way.
It supports you while you ask all the questions,
*How do I know the difference between a wet diaper cry and a hungry cry? Do I believe in pacifiers, cloth diapers, etc?
*How do I negotiate for sleep, privacy, quiet time, bonding time (with baby, partner, older child, pet, etc), …so many things to shift and learn how to do in a new way.
*What does it mean that I can see all my ancestors faces parading before me in this new little face?
*How do I hold this new identity of being a mom to this beautiful little one and not lose myself? *How do I negotiate breastfeeding and menstrual cramps or healing from perineal tears, etc ?
*How do I integrate the deeply intense spiritual experiences that I can’t explain?
* How do I feel confident doing this activity that is so new for me?
So many physical, mental, emotional and spiritual insights and shifts.
If you find worry fills your days, Red Chestnut (by Healing Herbs) is for overworry about others (after this first night of my first having strange breathing patterns, I found myself waking to check his breathing…very common for first time parents). If thoughts about how to balance this new life with the old life, how to pay the bills, and other endless mental chatter is how you are processing, White Chestnut (by Healing Herbs) will be a boon for you.
If you are interested in exploring what your own optimal combination would be, I happily do remote sessions by phone or video, so you can attend to baby if needed during a session. To schedule email email@example.com or call 650-218-5163.