Hi I’m Jessica Karas Bay, an Adelaide based Postpartum Doula specialising in afterbirth healing, care, recovery & much more.I have created my own Postpartum Pantry afterbirth ebook which you can purchase online.
My purpose as a postpartum Doula is to nourish Mamas (and Papas) with emotional, physical, spiritual, practical support and guidance during the intimate 4th trimester. As a new or seasoned Mama, each pregnancy, birth, and postpartum phase can vary, and each time requires different elements and resources. Sometimes we are so in tune to our needs and how to source them and others we can feel so far out of our depths that we need some extra guidance. And of course, there is a world of clarity and uncertainty in between.
Birth truly is a sacred rite of passage, the ending of a life once known and the beginning of a completely new one. It is filled with a kaleidoscope of experiences, emotions, thought processes and hundreds of new tasks. Every woman deserves the right to heal, recover and slowly bloom during the first 40 days. It is said that what happens during this time, carves the way for the next 40 years. This is a time that really needs to be honoured as she regains her strength and identity to step back out into the world and walk into the present as a Mama.
“These sessions are made up of exactly what it is you feel you need at the time and on the day. Every Mama, day and time can require something different and it will be up to us to work it out together.”
Postpartum Doula sessions by Jessica Karas Bay
Now more than ever, where early motherhood is based around the babies and modern mamas are expected to prematurely “bounce back” but are often left alone to face the physical and emotional challenges of this brand new life, postpartum doulas provide a source of connection, nourishment and guidance during the 4th trimester.
These sessions are made up of exactly what it is you feel you need at the time and on the day. It could be that you need time to talk about your birth, aid the healing process through nurturing therapies, someone to hold your baby while you shower, to help you with life admin or to do light meal preparation. Every Mama, day and time can require something different and it will be up to us to work it out together.
Postpartum sessions may include;
- Birth talk
- Fascia therapy
- Basic acupressure
- Belly binding
- Floral bath
- Healing sitz bath
- Light postpartum meal preparation
Upon my first home visit, I offer a postpartum soup to eat for the first days to nourish your body and restore vitamins, minerals and to help with blood circulation. Throughout our time together, I offer a range of postpartum Doula therapies such as facia therapy, moxibustion, basic acupressure, belly binding, yoni steaming, placenta encapsulation and “closing of the bones ceremony”.
For more information, availability and booking requests, please feel free to send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.