WHY MOMS DO IT
Mother Roasting is the practice of keeping a birthing person warm immediately after birth and in the first few weeks following birth. It rejuvenates their body, helps them to focus and connect with their newborn baby and nourishes them back into being. It also seals up emotional, physical and spiritual gateways that have been opened by birth. Traditional Mother Roasting services include healing massage, cooked foods for nourishment, herbal support and warmth, through binding the womb space, warm teas, herbal baths and herbal tummy paste application.
It's about putting the birthing person in the sacred place to give them a sense of coming home.
It helps birthing people regain their emotional and physical balance through a deep heart-centered, honoring ceremony carried out in a conscious way. It's a combination of soft voice, gentle touch, healing hands and a listening ear in a soulfully designed and prepared environment.
With handcrafted balms, tinctures, teas and all remedies used in the honoring ceremonies, every substance being used and all ingredients are pure and organic. This is a delicate spiritual time that deserves humility, expert care and warmth to help the birth giver heal and seal their birth story.
It is a sacred vow to birthing people to be there for them, and to hold their hand during their special transition in giving life. We will hold this healing space for you.
SERVICES FOR YOU
>> Herbal Sitz Bath: A wonderful way to heal and soothe the vaginal area after birth. The herbs themselves help the tissues recover faster allowing you to be back to normal more quickly.
>> V-Steaming: Bringing heat to the womb. The use of specific herbs work in combination with each other to nourish, tone, heal, bring in fresh oxygenated blood, promote cleansing, and shrink the swollen vaginal and uterine tissues after pregnancy and childbirth.
>> Heat rub: A rub down of warmed infused oil stimulates blood flow.
>> Moxabustion or Moxa: An ancient Chinese practice that assists in postpartum healing through warming the abdomen. Helps circulate blood and provides energy to the new parent.
>> Sealing Ceremony: A ceremony that holds space for the new parent by honoring them, warming them, and helping them to feel loved.
>> Bengkung Belly Binding: The art of wrapping a postpartum person'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 around the abdomen from the hips to the ribcage. We also use a special paste.
>> Herbal Tea Ceremony: Warming ceremony that relaxes the new parent and offers healing with special teas.
>> Hot Stone Abdominal Press: Promotes the healing of the uterus, introduces heat into the body, and expels gas from the abdomen. Encourages the birthing person to have a period of relaxation.
>> Ceremonial Bathing: Enjoy a milk & honey bath or floral bath while symbolically washing away any residual negative effects of your pregnancy or birth while awakening the newness of parenthood.
>> Unpacking Your Birth: Feel the warmth and comfort of sitting and sharing your birth story without judgment.
NOVA Birth Partners, LLC serves all birth centers and home births in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC in addition to the following hospitals: INOVA Fairfax, INOVA Fair Oaks, INOVA Loudoun, INOVA Alexandria, Reston Hospital, Stone Springs Hospital, Virginia Hospital Center, Sibley Hospital, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, George Washington University Hospital, Winchester Hospital, Prince William Hospital, Shady Grove, Holy Cross, Sentara Hospital, and more! Serving Maryland as far as Anne Arundel County, Prince George's County and Montgomery County, Maryland.
Serving all clients in Washington, DC, Annapolis, MD, Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Washington DC suburbs including: Southern Maryland, Accokeek, Waldorf, Suitland. Also serving west Northern Virginia including: Prince William County, and more. Other areas served include: Fairfax, Arlington, Sterling, Herndon, Herndon, Ashburn, Leesburg, Winchester, Burke, Manassas, Gainesville, Haymarket, South Riding, Chantilly, Centreville, Falls Church, Tysons Corner, Mclean, Alexandria, Woodbridge, Fredericksburg, Bethesda, Silver Spring, and more!
NOVA Birth Partners, LLC is a birth & postpartum support professional practice composed of a dream team of providers: Birth Doulas, Postpartum Doulas, Newborn Care Specialists, Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs), Birth Photographers, Placenta Encapsulators, Childbirth Educators, Massage Therapists, and Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Experts.