EP83: The Sacred Window, Supporting New Mothers, and Ayurvedic Doulas with Christine Eck

What She Shares:

  •     How her own postpartum story inspired her to learn and teach postpartum care
  •     The history of the school and about its founder, Ysha Oakes
  •     The layout of the Ayurvedic Doula program from the School for Sacred Window Studies

What You’ll Hear:

  •     The lineage of the School for Sacred Window Studies
  •     Preventing postpartum mood disorders with appropriate care for mothers
  •     Why it’s important to have a postpartum care provider who personalizes care
  •     Prioritizing comfort and peace during the fourth trimester
  •     How doula training has expanded outside of DONA certification
  •     Getting clear on the services you provide as a postpartum doula
  •     How having a care provider for a new mom affects the mother-baby relationship and nervous system regulation
  •     Why Ayurvedic postpartum bodywork is helpful in reducing PMADs
  •     Finding your boundaries after birth
  •     The value of hiring a postpartum care provider with training and expertise
  •     Understanding how food can impact a person’s postpartum experience and healing
  •     Taking care of yourself as a postpartum care provider to avoid burnout
  •     Approaching the fourth trimester holistically and not as a form of crisis management
  •     Investing in postpartum support
  •     The professional and social benefits of a group practice
  •     Balancing your personal responsibilities with caring for others as a doula
  •     The potential effects of hiring a doula for just a few hours a week
  •     Moving the cultural dialogue on postpartum through scientific research

Let's talk about the big stuff.

Join me and my community of fiercely compassionate jaguar women as we have the deep conversations — and build the world we want to live in, together.