Your body just gave you the greatest gift and now it is time to give it one back. A golden month traditionally refers to the first 30-40 days after giving birth. It is a significantly impactful window full of opportunity for bonding, learning, and healing. It is the time to learn cues and build the relationship necessary for a successful breastfeeding journey. It is also a special window designated to engage in healing and revitalizing practices that will set up the mother up for a smoother postpartum recovery and assist her future transition into menopause. Although, the term gold month originates in Traditional Chinese Medicine, we weave practices into our holistic postpartum approach that reflect our individual cultures as well as the different global modalities we have been honored to study. Our tools are pulled from TCM, Folk and Indigenous Wisdom, Aryuvedic, and Clinical Herbalism. We offer an individualized support system for each of our clients because each birthing experience is unique. By employing a myriad of supportive practices from nutrition, supportive touch, and ceremony we aim to help usher and support you as you enter parenthood either with your firstborn or your brand new addition.
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A "Closing of the Bones" ceremony is used to acknowledge the immense shifts a birthing person goes through during pregnancy and childbirth. Physically, it helps to gently guide the bones back into place, helps pelvic organs shift, and stimulates blood flow. Energetically, it serves to assist in bringing spirit back into the birthing person’s body. This ritual may also be performed several years after birth and even to those that have gone through a life changing experience while holding the same beneficial results. MH CLOSING CEREMONY INCLUDES: ·Sessions last about 2hrs ·We prepare a soothing tea or atole and the session begins with you sharing your birth story ·We offer comfort womb wellness touch with the application of herbal oils and the use of the rebozo. ·When time for the closing we use a rebozo to apply a tightening pressure from your toe to head symbolically cocooning the body. ·the client only needs to wear loose clothing and bring an open heart. We also offer herbal slap baths and steaming for additional postpartum care during the ceremony if requested.
Bengkung belly binding is the art of wrapping a postpartum woman's belly for physical support and to help hasten the recovery process after childbirth. This belly binding technique uses a long strip of cloth to wrap around the abdomen from the hips to the ribcage. Women are traditionally wrapped as soon after birth as possible, ideally on day five. After a cesarean birth, women should wait at least 6 weeks until the incision is healed before they are wrapped. Wraps are worn daily for 10-12 hours a day for 40 days or longer as needed. The Bengkung belly binding technique is rooted in Malaysian culture however various countries and cultures around the world use a form of belly binding to help support the healing process by offering gentle supportive compression as the uterus shrinks and the the core muscles strengthen. The wraps are made from 100% cotton muslin fabric. Partners or family members can also be taught to bind you as well so binding can be done daily at home.It is ideal to wrap the belly bind over your clothes, so it is recommended to wear comfortable, form fitting clothes without buttons or zippers and a shirt that is appropriate for nursing.
Cost: $150 for a 1 hour lesson / session Comes with warming paste, 100% cotton muslin cloth, & one-on-one wrapping instruction.
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Our Green Goodness Tea is a restorative blend that is good for everyone, especially for postpartum mamas. It is full of super nutritious and tasty herbs. INGREDIENTS Skullcap, Holy basil, Alfalfa, Nettle, Spearmint, Moringa, Damiana, & Stevia
Price: $6.50 per ounce
This blend was crafted as a nourishing herbal blend to support a breastfeeding mother. It not only offers nutritive herbs for her but also assists in milk production. We always urge breastfeeding individuals to reach out to us with any concerns or challenges. As a certified lactation consultant, we are happy to help. INGREDIENTS: Nettle, Blessed Thistle, Goats Rue, Moringa, Hops, Marshmallow, Lemon Balm, Peppermint, and Fenugreek*. A note on Fenugreek: Many women have found fenugreek to be of great benefit during nursing however some women have found it to cause gas. We strive to use enough in our formulation to have a beneficial impact but not enough to create a negative side effect. We are always happy to remove fenugreek entirely at your request!
Price: $7 per ounce for tea, $35 for 2 ounce tincture
This blend is a chill pill in a cup with adaptogens to help your body deal with stress, and nutritives to soothe frazzled nerves. It will help you relax without making you sleepy. INGREDIENTS Skullcap, Lemon Balm, Lavender, Peppermint , Rose, Pineapple, Marshmallow, Hops, Linden and Valerian.
Price: $6.50 per ounce
This blend is a helpful tool to combat postpartum mood shifts that many birthing people experience. As their bodies and lives regain balance remember all the tools available: therapy, support groups, medications, rest, acupuncture, nutrition, help with domestic responsibilities, socializing with family and friends, and exercise. This blend pairs well with all of these :) INGREDIENTS Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Hawthorne Berrries, Hibiscus Flower, Lavender, Rose, Cardamom, Oatstraw, St Johns Wort, Skullcap, Marshmallow Leaf, Ginseng. The use of St. John’s wort in large amounts can weaken how well other drugs work, including antidepressants, birth control pills, cyclosporine (an anti-rejection drug), digoxin (a heart drug), HIV drugs, cancer medications, and blood thinners such as Coumadin.
Price: $8 per ounce
Our delicious in-house made vegan milks are available by the quart for pick up and local delivery only at this time. Price: $14 per Quart
Golden milk originated in India where milk infused with tumeric has been used to aid many ailments, including colds, coughs, inflammation, aches, pains, and restlessness for centuries. Here at Modern Herbal we loving blend Fresh Tumeric and Ginger, Anis, Cardamom, Pepper, and Cinnamon to create this warming anti inflammatory blend. We then simmer it in handcrafted coconut milk and sweeten with agave.
Price: $14 per Quart
This heart opening blend tastes like comfort in a cup. We infuse rose petals and lavender flowers into our homemade oat milk and sweetened with agave.
Price: $14 per Quart
Black sesame is an excellent source of magnesium and calcium. We blend them into our handcrafted coconut and date milk. The end result is a velvety and nutrient rich blend. Black sesame seeds are often suggested in TCM postpartum nutrition due to their high levels of zinc (especially when one has suffered severe blood loss)..
Price: $14 per Quart
Cant make it by our storefront for a fresh quart? Then try this delicious pack and play version of our Golden Milk. Just add this nourishing spice blend to your milk of choice .and enjoy the taste as it warms the body and soul. The ingredients support digestion, immunity, lactation, and works to reduce postpartum inflammation. INGREDIENTS Organic and Powdered Turmeric, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Anise, and Black Pepper.
Price: $9 per ounce
A cup of hot chocolate is nostalgic and comforting and with addition of Reishi mushroom it is even more beneficial. Reishi is a very gentle and nourishing adaptogen. It is supportive to calm both mother and baby (via nursing through) and may help reduce anxiety, sleeplessness, and nourish the immune system. INGREDIENTS Carob, Cacao, Reishi and Astragalus
Price: $8 per ounce
We know it takes a village to raise a child but sometimes the villages need a little support too. We created this mix of medicinal mushrooms and supportive roots to nourish the heart and blood, calm the nervous system, promote healthy immunity and help balance mood while providing a sustainable boost of energy. INGREDIENTS Roasted Dandelion, Maca, Chicory, Carob, Chaga, Reishi, Ginseng, and Vanilla powder.
Price: $9 per ounce
Pregnancy and labor can be nutrient depleting. This tasty blend of iron rich herbs is a favorite at our shop for replenishment. INGREDIENTS Nettle, Moringa, Dandelion Root, Tulsi, YellowDock, Schizandra Berries, Black Seed, Hibiscus, Beet Root, Ginger
Price: $7 per ounce
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CUSTOMIZED HERBAL BLENDS
We offer a wide range of postpartum products to choose from. We also love to tailor our herbal offerings because we understand that each birth is its own experience. We offer customized support for common postpartum challenges such as lactation support, blood loss, mood support, tears, etc. Choose what works best for you. Your blend can be offered as a custom tea, tincture, capsules, and/ or steam. To ensure your needs are met we encourage our clients to book a consult so that we can better assess. Prices for custom blends vary, please visit https://modernherbalshop.com/ for more info.
Sitz baths offer a number of benefits during the postpartum period. They're known to: Increase blood flow to the perineal area, which reduces swelling and inflammation and promotes healing. Relaxing the muscles in the perineum, can relieve the pain of a tear or episiotomy. We offer a unique blend of organic herbs to help reduce swelling and speed healing of pre-and-postnatal perineal discomfort, and hemorrhoids, too. Use as a sitz bath or to make postpartum compresses and padsicles. Price: $7 per ounce
Yes, moms who are breastfeeding can safely eat honey. Our postpartum honey is a rejuvenating & nourishing herbal blend with reishi, astragalus, ashwaganda, wild yam, nettle, orange peel, tumeric, oat tops, red clover blossom, skullcap & cinnamon
Price: $18 for 6 ounces
Many of our clients request a personalized mix. We are happy to create a tincture specifically for your needs. If this is your first time receiving a personalized mix and need assistance, we ask that you set an appointment for a consultation first in order to better understand your health history and goals.
Price: $ 35 for 2 ounces, $50 for 4 ounces, $90 for 8 ounces
Vaginal steaming is an ancient holistic practice used to support the vaginal tissues and total reproductive system. During the postpartum period this natural remedy helps to support tender tissues that may have been stretched or torn and provides gentle support to the reproductive system by increasing circulation to the area. The result is a faster and much more pleasant postpartum recovery.
Price: $7 per ounce
Soothing blend of herbal flowers to add calm and whimsy to you and your little one's bath. You can let the flowers float around you or use the bags included to avoid a clean up. Ingredients: calendula, chamomile, oat tops lavender, roes petals, & linden Price: $14 for 2 ounces
Our Womb care salve is created to soothe and recondition the sacred postpartum belly. It helps to ease cramping and works to balance water retention while boosting cellular turnover and collagen production. Combine with self-abdominal postpartum massage to reconnect to your center.Use as a wonderful belly treatment with our Postpartum Bengkung Belly Binds or use by itself for an all day nourishing moisturizer. Apply a small amount to hands and warm together before massaging into the abdomen in a clockwise direction with light pressure - to compliment digestion. Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Cacao Butter, Rosehip Oil, Rose Geranium, Myrrh, Frankincense
Healing takes time after the major surgery of a c-section. keeping the skin clean, dry and protected can help the skin heal and encourage skin regeneration. We use the antiseptic and scar healing essential oils of frankincense and myrhh to help soothe and protect the damaged skin. In this all organic blend rosehip and castor oil have been slowly infused with herbs including gotu kola, calendula, camphorweed, elderflower, aloe, and frankenscence and myrhh which have been known to support the skin’s vitality and appearance. Castor oil is in this blend because of its deep permeability qualities. Talk to your OB/GYN or midwife about Cesarean scar massage. Once healed massage helps to stretch skin, preventing that area from becoming restrictive. Massage helps to increase mobility and prevent future aches.
Warming paste is traditionally used for Benkung belly binding but is also beneficial for cramping and unbound postpartum bellies. It is made from natural herbs and spices: Ginger, Clove, Tumeric, cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, keffir lime lives, witch hazel leaves. It is used to tighten the skin and increase blood flow to the abdominal area stimulating the release of retained water which can occur after childbirth.
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Our book includes easy to follow recipes for healing soups; replenishing meals and treats; calming and grounding beverages and lactation supportive teas, all formulated to support the unique needs of a new mother. We incorporate supportive herbs and spices from our traditional southern and Caribbean roots and blend them with Ayurvedic and TCM herbs to create tasty and rejuvenating meals. In addition to the recipes, our book is steeped in personal experience and wisdom passed down through generations from all over the globe. Nourishing yourself after the birth of your baby is just as important as it is during pregnancy, especially if you're breastfeeding. Your body has been through a lot and has some healing to do. Whether you've had a C-section or not, it's important to help your body heal by giving it the proper nutrients. By getting adequate nutrition with focus on a few key nutrients you could help decrease the risk of postpartum depression. Not to mention, being a new mom is hard and you will need all the energy you can get. Fueling yourself properly will give you more energy and help you feel your best as your body recovers and you care for your new baby. E-Book
We have put together a quick nutritional guide for new parents to follow to include a checklist of items to support healing and revitalization after giving birth. The guide includes our top five go to recipes from our Postpartum CookBook.
Digital Download $5
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Bring back some love to where baby once was with this Body Bundle. Bring warmth and encourage circulation through TCM's Moxibustion practice, soaki in our TCM Herbal Sitz Recovery Bath, and moisturize with our Womb Balm using self-abdominal massage. 1 oz Tired as Mother Tea 1/2 oz Sitz and Soothe 1/2 oz Mommy and Me Bath 3 oz Postpartum Honey 1 Amber Baby Anklet
Bring back some love to where baby once was with this Body Bundle. Bring warmth and encourage circulation through TCM's Moxibustion practice, soaki in our TCM Herbal Sitz Recovery Bath, and moisturize with our Womb Balm using self-abdominal massage.
Bundle Includes: 1 Sitz & Soothe Recovery Soak 1 Womb Balm 1 Moxa Stick 1 Natural Dry Brush
We love serving our families a warm cup of Golden Milk or Village Brew. Pair them up with a recipe from our nutritional guide and delicious postpartum honey for comfort in a cup. Its love from our kitchen to your home.
Bundle Includes: 2 oz Golden Milk 2 oz Village Brew 6 oz Postpartum Honey Nutrition Guideline
The early mornings and long nights of a breast feeding journey can be taxing. This blend is meant to support mama and her liquid gold.
Bundle Includes: 2 oz Mamas Milk Tea 6 oz Postpartum Honey Boobie Bag
Weekly / Monthly Care Bundle
We are happy to create custom week and monthly care packages for your personal postpartum care. Just give us a call or email and we will bundle up some joy from our offerings.