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Mother & Baby

Mother & Baby

AYURVEDA AND PREGNANCY

Surya’s Mother Baby Program focuses on natural fertility, conscious conception, nourishing prenatal treatments and a six-week in-home postpartum program.

Ayurveda was born 10,000 years ago, its ancient roots nurtured by the Tamil Siddhas of southern India who developed a system of life-extension, life-enhancement, and a natural approach to nourish body, mind, and spirit.  this system also offers comprehensive support to new mothers and parents in the fields of fertility, conception, pregnancy, and postpartum.  And it’s one of Surya’s greatest loves.   Under the care of Ayurveda, the physical and emotional transformation that begins at conception and continues through postpartum provides new mothers with a tremendous opportunity. During this period of rapid change, Surya’s Mother Baby Program sets the stage for the most valuable experience for parents and their growing baby, and for the ongoing and maximum health and wellness of the family.

Mother Baby Postpartum Series Surya Spa
Mother Baby Postpartum Series
90 minutes / $395

In Ayurveda, the six weeks following birth are one of the most important times for both mother and baby, formative for the baby, and reformative for the mother. In fact, Ayurveda considers these six weeks to be the most precious time in a mother's life. During this time, the mother's physiology is as delicate as her newborn's, and mothers can and should honor this opportunity to reset their body and spirit in a way that leaves them stronger than ever. This six-week window can set the tone for the health and wellbeing of both mother and baby for years to come. Surya's in-home postpartum treatments not only help mothers recover more quickly from childbirth, but help with faster hormonal rebalancing, with a higher rate of successful lactation, better breast and uterine health, and quick and natural weight loss. Through Surya's daily Ayurvedic treatments, your improved sense of well-being is also passed to your child. Taking good care of yourself is taking good care of your baby, and a healthy, happy, well-rested and rejuvenated mother is able to provide the best care for her baby. This is the time to give yourself full permission to be nurtured, so you can best nurture. Surya's Mother Baby Doulas also teach parents Ayurvedic practices to nurture their baby, such as the wonderful Ayurvedic Baby Massage, using oils that Surya's Doulas have prepared just for your baby. This is not only a rewarding way of establishing deep and lasting communication between parent and child, but research shows that babies who are given Ayurvedic Massage develop stronger immune systems, healthier behavioral patterns, and more rapid motor skills, all of which give newborns the the best foundation for a happier and balanced life. In the six-week postpartum program, Surya's Doulas help you for up to six days a week in the comfort of your home. Each visit lasts 2 to 3 hours, and is centered around the deeply soothing and the restorative abhyanga. Each visit is also a great opportunity, if you wish, to get help with lactation, diet, all baby issues, and any other related support you might need. Surya's Doulas can provide herbal remedies and teach you how to prepare nourishing Ayurvedic meals, and if you like, as an option, can themselves prepare a daily Ayurvedic meal for you and your partner. And on one special visit, after your baby's umbilical cord has dropped, Surya's Doulas will teach you and your partner the art of Ayurvedic Baby Massage.

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Initial Assessment Surya Spa
Initial Assessment
90 MINUTES / $395

This specialised consultation welcomes you to the world of ayurvedic family medicine, from family planning and fertility care, to pregnancy, labor prep, and postpartum support. Martha and her team will take the time to consider the health history of you and your partner, and talk with you both about your goals for creating a happy and healthy family. She will outline a plan for whatever phase you are in, offering you holistic ayurvedic care including nutrition and lifestyle advice and custom herbal remedies. When applicable she will design a transformative panchakarma series for you both (our conscious conception retreat) and create a treatment plan to support your entire journey as new parents including in home postpartum care for the first 40 days after birth. We love your commitment to grow your family with ayurvedic care, a medicine that nourishes and supports you and your children physically and spiritually. We are here for you through every important step.

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Conscious Conception Surya Spa
Conscious Conception
4 HOURS / $1310 PER DAY FOR 2 PEOPLE

Ayurveda seeks to balance, nourish and enrich, and in the case of parenthood, that process traditionally begins from the moment a couple wishes to conceive. At Surya, each partner participates in a weeklong Panchakarma Series, which helps the body eliminate physical and emotional toxins, and in this case, is especially focused on creating healthy, strong, and balanced eggs and sperm. Ayurveda also understands that the journey towards motherhood begins with a proper preparation of the womb. A mother's womb is the baby's first home, and Ayurveda helps bring that home to its most nourished and most nourishing state, creating the optimal conditions for the smoothest pregnancy, and for the healthiest and happiest baby. Giving the growing baby the best environment, the best beginning, the best of each parent blended and balanced on the level of doshas, sets the baby firmly on the path of health and wellness. Where infertility is a challenge, Ayurveda provides effective and natural practices and therapies such as diet, herbs, treatments and home routines. Many couples who have failed at western treatments, such as IVF, find success at Surya with natural, Ayurvedic protocols.

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Prenatal Treatments Surya Spa
Prenatal Treatments
90 min / $275

With new life growing inside you, with your body undergoing rapid changes, literally stretching, you need to be nurtured, as well, physically and emotionally. Surya’s Trimester Treatments, provided by Surya’s certified Ayurvedic Mother Baby Doulas, begin in your second trimester. They are wonderfully nourishing, soothing, and stress-releasing, and the warm, herbalized oils are also designed to prevent or decrease stretch-marks. These gentle full body massages, known as trimester abhyangas, are tuned to your stage of pregnancy, and to your baby’s changing needs.

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Ayurvedic Birth Preparation Surya Spa
Ayurvedic Birth Preparation
90 MIN / $275

Surya Birth Preparation Sessions are designed for mothers near full term, now ready for the specialized Ayurvedic therapies that help painlessly dilate the cervix, open and align the pelvic bones and muscles, and position the baby for the safest, easiest passage. Surya’s prep therapies include custom botanical oils and traditional herbal support to promote healthy levels of birth hormones, tone the uterine muscles, and nourish the yoni and cervix for maximum elasticity and blood flow. Surya’s Doulas will also gently activate marma points to promote a healthy, easy labor, and demonstrate the best yoga asanas for comfortably carrying to full term and birthing gracefully. Surya’s Doulas will also guide you through the use of pranayama breath techniques that set the stage for deep relaxation and pain relief, and will teach primordial mantras and chants to create exactly the right vibrations to aid and support the birthing journey.

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