The Mother Baby Program
 
Imagine yourself a new mother...You may be feeling intensely vulnerable from the fatigue of delivery, compounded by the added responsibility of caring for your newborn. In Western medicine, typically a mother gives birth and stays in hospital for between 24 to 48 hours, and is then released to her own care. There is very little in the way of support for a new mother following delivery.
After several days of the Mother Baby massage, you feel surprisingly refreshed, revitalized, and ready to take on the challenge, not burden, of caring for your newborn.

The Mother Baby program is the solution, a way to get you back on your feet and feeling yourself again, in days, not weeks, or months. Following delivery (about three to five days) the Maharishi Ayurveda Mother Baby technician arrives at your home bringing a massage table, fresh linen, herbalized oil and herbal supplements to support your recovery.

The technician helps you onto the massage table for an hour of complete pampering and nurturing. She massages you with warmed oil, specially herbalized to balance and strengthen your physiology, she tucks you into your own bed made extra cozy with hot water bottles. You rest as needed while she draws you a hot bath ready for you when you wake. After several days of this individualized treatment, you feel surprisingly refreshed, revitalized, and ready to take on the challenge, rather than burden, of caring for your newborn.
 
HOW IT WORKS
Pregnancy and delivery drastically alter the mother’s nature doshic balance. The resulting imbalances affect her both physically and mentally. The Mother Baby program has treatment protocols for every stage of the pregnancy, from conception to delivery, including how to ease symptoms of morning sickness and what to do in each trimester. Post delivery, the mothers recovery depends on restoring her natural balance and bringing her physiology back to normal. The dietary guidelines, herbal preparations, and herbalized oil massage of the program combine to actively restore the mother’s nature balance, returning her rapidly to health.
 

Caring for the Newborn
The Mother Baby program also includes instruction in ayurvedic massage for your baby. Massage enhances the circulatory and respiratory systems, bringing nourishing blood to all the cells of the body.
The massage enhances relaxation enabling the baby to establish better sleep patterns.


This results in improved digestion, healthy muscle tone, aiding growth and development of the infant.
The baby massage  provides a beautiful opportunity for communication and sharing between parent and child. It also provides an avenue for fathers to become actively involved with their children. 

Dr. S. Gogte, an obstetrician trained in western and Ayurvedic medicine, reports that the massage increases a baby's resistance to disease. "The best life insurance for your baby is daily abhyanga and mother's milk" said Dr. S. Gogte. "The body's resistance increases with daily abhyanga and the baby will have a stronger ability to fight off disease."
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