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Holistic Postpartum Care

Giving birth is a profound and deeply moving time in a women’s life and affects change in all realms -physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual. Caring for your own well-being is essential to replenish your energy in order to care for your growing family. Utilizing deep understanding of the physiologic and psychologic needs of postpartum women, I offer mother-centered postpartum care for family wellness.

"At 24 years old, I wanted to die after the birth of my first child. I had significantly prolapsed and had to insert a pessary to keep my uterus from falling out. I had severe urinary incontinence. Doctors told me I would need a hysterectomy in the next few years and if I had more children, my uterus would completely come out. I was hopeless. 

 

Dr. Rebecca Cohen has healed my significant prolapse/ incontinence, connected me to my most sacred space (my pelvic bowl), and empowered me on my postpartum/ motherhood journey. I have 3 beautiful babies, ZERO prolapse/ incontinence symptoms, no need for a pessary, an improved sex life, a well defined femininity, and a passion for living. My life and pelvis are balanced thanks to her." 

B.A., Louisville

"Seeing Rebecca has changed my life- from my abdominal and gut health to sacrum and pelvic bowl healing. Her in-depth knowledge and experience with anatomy and Western Medicine, fused and grounded with nature and Mayan medicine, makes her one of the most gifted healers and doctors I have ever come across! And her ease and kindness and skilled touched paired with all of that- it's a win win win.  I found her when I was 1 year postpartum with my first child and still having many ailments from delivery. That was four years ago, and I have continued to see her for fertility, pregnancy and postpartum with my second baby! As long as I am living in Kentucky, I will continue to see Rebecca regularly, because her skilled and gentle way is one of the keys for my body and soul's health and vitality. Thank you so much Rebecca for all you are and all you do and share! It's invaluable."

G.E., Frankfort

Mothering the Mother

As early as 3 days following the birth of your child I visit you in your home allowing you to protect and honor the sanctity of your postpartum bond while receiving the nurturing care you deserve.

 

Our time together is specialized for your needs and may include:

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Education to help heal abdominal separation and tools for pelvic floor support

  • Herbal remedies including nourishing herbal infusions, herbal remedies for after pains, sore nipples and other common postpartum concerns.

  • Moxibustion (heated chinese mugwort steam applied to the body). According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the “Life Gate” opens allowing passage of the baby. Moxibustion assists in the closing of this gate so that the postpartum mother’s qi (life energy) is not chronically diminished.

  • Gentle Uterine, abdomen and hip massage (Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy) to ideally align the uterus to aid postpartum healing and encourage involution to occur more quickly and efficiently. It supports the uterus and ligaments to return to an optimal position and helps bring the pelvis into balance.

  • Vaginal herbal steam that warms the uterus encouraging any remaining contents of the womb to exit and healing the sensitive tissues of birth passage.

  • A witness to listen to and help you integrate your birth process and your journey to become a new mother.

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Holistic Pelvic Care Postpartum

In-office treatments can be resumed 2-6 weeks after birth in order to realign the pelvis, encourage better uterine position, and to help heal tears, scars and hemorrhoids.

Did you know that in France and other countries around the world, pelvic rehabilitation after pregnancy is considered a routine part of postnatal care? Read an amusing article about it written by an American woman who gave birth in France here.  Postpartum pelvic floor care is an essential part of women’s health-care which decreases pelvic floor difficulties including incontinence, pelvic pain and prolapse later in life.

As early as six weeks postpartum, I offer a treatment designed for new mothers to revitalize the root after the birth of your baby. This helps to resolve postpartum symptoms such as pelvic pain, discomfort, or muscle weakness and greatly assists overall healing. Women who have experienced trauma during childbirth find that restoring pelvic balance aids their recovery. Women who have experienced cesarean sections can benefit from nourishing their bodies following a prolonged vaginal birth attempt, assistance with fascial release following cesarean scarring or may need help to complete the birth process.

Honor yourself and your body by taking this step to wellness so that you may begin your journey to mothering from your center.