Multicultural Postnatal Care: An Eco-Friendly Approach
An Eco-Friendly Approach
Incorporating traditional feminine practices into your business.
Doulas of North America (DONA) 8.5 CEUs & Nursing CEUs
Valerie Lynn, Postnatal Care Specialist
This workshop teaches you the world’s #1 postnatal philosophy, beliefs, traditions and recovery practices from Malaysia, Southeast Asia. Why is Malaysia #1? It has the lowest rates of postpartum mood disorders at just 3%.
How? Malaysian culture places great importance on a woman’s recovery from pregnancy, childbirth, miscarriage and stillborn birth. The government allocates billions every year to its maternal healthcare policy providing free postnatal recovery care services. Each mother is entitled to six free, feminine-focused treatments, body care and Bengkung style abdominal wrapping during the first six weeks after giving birth.
It doesn’t make sense to look to the United States, or other western countries when it comes to post-pregnancy wellness and well-being, where there is no importance placed on a mother’s recovery. The PMAD rate in the U.S. is at least 20%.
Heal new mothers naturally and heal the world.
Yet, there is a void in most western countries for established, systematic post-pregnancy recovery guidelines. We have put the science behind the evidence-based proof so new mothers of all cultures can understand and benefit. Nothing was held back in designing this course, so everyone would understand why traditional postnatal practices are re-surging in the modern world and how to provide them in an authentic but modern style.
Malaysia’s multi-ethnic postnatal philosophies and practices are a fusion of its population.
- Malay (ramuan rainforest herbal medicine).
- Chinese (TCM – traditional complementary medicine).
- Indian (Ayurvedic medicine).
Resulting in a truly holistic approach to postnatal wellness and well-being from Day 1, birthing day.
This deep postnatal heritage emphasizes the fourth trimester when a mother’s recovery is actively managed.
There is Phase 1 – the first 6-weeks when the intensive healing occurs; then Phase II – the remaining 6-weeks, when recovery continues but is less intensive. Most countries utilize a baby-centric postnatal care model. Malaysia employs a mother-baby-centric model that allows early identification and treatment of any postpartum conditions that may arise. The inner health of a new mother is a priority, just as the care for a newborn is.
A positive mindset. Malaysian women view the first six weeks as a unique opportunity to revitalize and restore their inner and outer beauty with postnatal nutrition, meals, beverages and body treatments.
The treatments are provided by skilled bidans (traditional postnatal practitioners) using centuries-old herbal remedies, recipes and products made from ingredients that are sustainably farmed and harvested from our pristine rainforests. It is traditional feminine healthcare at its finest.
This workshop is endorsed by the Malaysian government and held at:
- Malaysian Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York, NY, USA.
- Malaysian Tourism Office (educational tourism), Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Malaysia is the worldwide leader in postnatal recovery care, and we want to share its success with the world.
Over the 2-Day Workshop
We educate our participants on:
The pillars of traditional post-pregnancy philosophies and beliefs that are the foundation of modern postnatal care.
- Eco-postnatal care products (experience) – feminine wash, herbal bath, postnatal tea, abdominal firming paste, herbal body scrub, calming herbal blend forehead mask, herbal recirculation oil and body soap.
- Honoring the placenta.
- Baby wellness massage prevents reflux and colic.
- Postnatal food science explains fourth-trimester recipes and ingredients.
- Let’s talk about cultural appropriation
Hands-on skills training:
- Two types of Bengkung style abdominal wrappings.
- Preparation and/or application of three authentic Malaysian postnatal products.
- Yoni/Vaginal steaming – experience (optional).
How to incorporate and what to charge for these services? I will give you examples of real-life packages and pricing that doulas, midwives, newborn care specialists, nannies, nurses, massage therapists and aestheticians are offering.
When you purchase this course here’s what you’ll receive.
- A 150-page student manual.
- The New Mommy Plan, Restoring Your Post-Pregnancy Body Naturally Using Women’s Traditional Wisdom (210 pages).
- Healing Meals: Simple Recipes for New Moms (38 recipes, 85 pages).
We bring the best of Malaysia to you.
I’m giving you this much takeaway material because I researched, wrote and published all of it.
Here’s what student’s had to say about the workshop.
I took Valerie’s course back in 2019 and since then I have been able to build a successful business using the tools and knowledge shared in the class. I loved that she not only went over the educational side on postpartum wellness but also helped you understand how to set up your services for your clients and better serve the community. I am able to charge $180-$350 for my services and am constantly booked. I highly recommend this course if you’re ready to take a different approach in postpartum care for mothers and offer something more!
Adilah Yelton, Ibu Doula, Birth Doula, Malay Postpartum Wellness Specialist, Childbirth Educator
Chef, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Traditional Healing Rituals, Childbirth Educator
Love Valerie’s workshop!! So inspirational. From meal preps based on postnatal-specific nutrition to abdominal treatment with bengkung, her workshop was packed with rich wisdom and skills needed for postpartum care providers. I am a doula who is an immigrant from Asia. It was also a great reminder to emphasize my uniqueness as a doula and to feel confident about that. I’m so grateful that I’m able to provide additional services such as abdominal spa, yoni sauna, & private postpartum prep classes and attract more potential clients! Also, extensive research and evidence for postpartum recovery and the protocol that Valerie presented was impressive. You gain SO MUCH from this workshop!
I’m offering $75-350 per service (yoni sauna, belly-binding, & spa) which is added to my postpartum shift. Plus, I increased my hourly from $33 to $40+ with the extensive postnatal care knowledge I gained from this workshop!
Junko Ziemba, Postpartum Doula
I teach you how this set of $200 postnatal products can earn $2K in services.
Each participant receives two certificates – attendance and 8.5 CEUs (continuing education units).
Times vary depending on the venue:
9 am – 6 pm generally.
By the end of this workshop, students will understand the core Malaysian postnatal protocol and be skilled to use it in a private or business setting.