The stock has been simmering on the stove for hours. Onions are caramelizing in a sauté pan and there’s fresh basil on the cutting board. Homemade granola toasts in the oven and fresh berries rinse in the sink. You wake up from a nap to feed your baby. I offer you a nourishing mug of broth or ceremonial cacao while you and baby settle on the couch. The air in your home is bursting with sweet and savory scents. You come into the kitchen with your baby and we chat about the things on your mind. I finish up a stew and make you a snack before moving on to the next dish.
Why this matters
Different cultures around the world have different traditions and practices when it comes to the postpartum period. However, many of these cultures agree that the first forty days, or six weeks, is a time when the birthing parent is as vulnerable as the newborn. It is a time for both parent and baby to be nurtured and fed.
Unfortunately, many Western countries see the first forty days as a time to host guests who want to meet the baby. It is a time for the parent to ‘get back to’ their pre-pregnant body. It is a time of exhaustion and depletion.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Allowing someone to cook for you, someone who knows which foods will heal a body recovering from labor and birth, is not a luxury. It is a necessity.
Whether you adhere to a specific diet (vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and so on) or not, it can be difficult delegating friends and family to bring meals over or order take-out. By investing in this service, you tailor each meal to your liking knowing that it is providing you with optimal postpartum nutrition. You are equipping yourself with a necessary tool that will allow you to have the energy required to take care of your baby.
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