This modern take on the postpartum period is very different from the cultural traditions of our past, many of which are rooted in the physiological design of our bodies. This lovely article by Rachelle Garcia Seliga, CPM, helps us gain a deeper understanding of the reasons behind these traditions and why we should consider a return to them...for the sake of our mothers, our babies, and our families.
"These commonalities of postpartum traditions throughout the world are not a coincidence—these traditions are rooted in our physiologic design. Our ancestors understood this design and their postpartum traditions were born from this understanding."
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