Multicultural Postnatal Care Practices An Eco-Friendly Approach
Incorporating traditional feminine healthcare into your business.
Doulas of North America (DONA) 8.5 & Nursing CEUs
Valerie Lynn, Eco-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 and anxiety disorders (PMADs) 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 resurging 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.
- A Modern Interpretation of Traditional After Birth Care.
- How traditional practices aid the body heal after pregnancy and childbirth.
- Pregnancy = HOT STATE/Post-Pregnancy = Cold State.
- The Conditions of the women’s body after child-birth.
- How to help the body to re-balance hormones.
- The Healing Window of Opportunity: The first 6-8 weeks.
- The important role dads, partners, family and support people can play.
- Let’s talk about cultural appropriation.
- Business module: identify your ideal client.
POST NATAL NUTRITION
- How food is used as medicine.
- Postnatal nutrition and, cooking guidelines.
- Diet Do’s and Don’ts.
- Postpartum-izing meals.
Experience and Skills Training
Using Malaysian postnatal products, body therapies and treatments.
- Traditional body care.
- Abdominal and womb care.
- Heat Therapy using herbal compresses.
- Bengkung belly wrapping – traditional and modern styles.
- Supporting a weakened core.
- Medical benefits & important precautions.
- Perineum Health – Yoni Sauna.
- Baby wellness: massage and abdominal wrap in preventing reflux and colic.
We bring it all together in the Business Module
I want you to be successful. We cover 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).
I’m giving you this much takeaway material because I researched, wrote and published all of it.
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.