Ayurvedic Doula Support for Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Period

Published: Jun 8, 2024
Edited by: Marce Ferreira

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An Ayurvedic Doula is basically a regular Doula but then additionally trained in Ayurvedic principles, which means that they also use and incorporate Ayurvedic knowledge and practices in their services to support the needs of their clients.

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The Ayurvedic Doula can provide informational, emotional, practical, physical, advocacy, and educational support to expecting mothers during pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum, that is, serve as a Full-Spectrum Doula.

Ayurveda is India’s primary traditional system of medicine, a complete, holistic way of life for physical and emotional health and spiritual attainment, predominantly aimed at prevention of health issues, although it also contains many curative treatments.

In Ayurveda, positive health is the case when the Three Doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha), Digestive Fire (Agni), the Dhatus (plasma, blood, muscles, fat, bones, bone marrow, nerves, and reproductive fluids), and the excretory functions are in perfect order, accompanied with pleasantly disposed senses and a contented mind and spirit.

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In short, Ayurveda believes that good health and wellness depend on several factors. For instance, various practices can contribute to maintaining or acquiring good health, such as herbal remedies, aromatherapy, lifestyle, work, living environment, meditation, breathing exercises, diet and nutrition, physical exercise, and a variety of massage treatments such as Abhyanga Oil Massage, Marma Point Massage, Nabhi Abdominal Massage, just to name some.

However, Ayurveda is a rather complex traditional system, and according to Ayurvedic principles each stage of the reproductive cycle (pregnancy, delivery/birth, and postpartum period) will need its own mix, style, and application of a variety of Ayurvedic treatments and practices.

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