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What is
a sitz soak?

A sitz soak, also known as sitz bath, is a warm, shallow bath designed to bathe and soothe the perineal area, between your anus and vagina, bringing relief to pain, irritation, itching, bruising and discomfort. 

Our Doula Organics - Postpartum Sitz Soak is specially formulated to promote perineal healing and support postpartum recovery.


Our Doula Organics — Sitz Soak.

Step by step guide.

If you have a bath at home and prefer not to buy any excess items, I’ll share with you how to turn your bath into a sitz bath. If you don’t have a bath simply find yourself a bowl large enough for you to sit comfortably in and follow the instructions below. 

  • Clean your bath with natural products to ensure it is free from residue and to minimise any risk of infection. Do this before every soak.

  • Fill the bath with two to three inches of warm water; enough to cover your perineum and anal areas. Add two heaped tablespoons of your postpartum sit soak. Stir until dissolved.

  • Place a clean towel on the bottom of the bath before you hop in for a little extra comfort.

  • Check the water temperature and prepare to sit down.

  • You may wish to keep a warm loose fitting top on to prevent yourself from getting cold. 

  • Make yourself as comfortable as possible and enjoy relaxing for approximately 10 minutes. 

  • Stand up slowly and gently dab dry your perineal area with a fresh clean cotton towel. Wrap yourself in a comfortable dressing gown and rest on your side for another 20 minutes, if possible without underwear, to support the healing process.

  • A lot of women report feeling immense relief immediately upon submerging their perineal are into the soak. However, every woman is different. It’s best to start with one sitz soak per day to see how your body will respond.

  • You can enjoy up to three, ten minute sitz soaks safely, per day. 

Bath in Sink
  • Do you provide vegan/vegetarian options for the meal plan?
    Absolutely, Kate from Nourish the Mother has you covered when it comes to your dietary requirements. Please ask at the time of your booking. 
  • What is a Closing of the Bones Ceremony?
    During pregnancy and birth our physical bodies and energy fields expand at peak levels. A Closing of the Bones Ceremony acknowledges new mothers following their birth. This is done by wrapping long scarves or rebozo’s from head to toe resembling a grounded warm embrace. A gentle ceremony that guides you back to your body, your bones into place, whilst increasing warmth and blood flow. Re-establish a sense of self through this ultimate self care and age old ritual. 
  • What is Abhyanga massage?
    Abhyanga massage is a full body massage using warm Ayurvedic herbal oils to pacify and bring balance to the nervous system. You will be gently invited into a state of deep rest and rejuvenation using long sweeping strokes with various pressure and activation of marma points. Some of the many benefits include: Reduces fatigue and promotes deep sleep Stimulates and strengthens the lymphatic system Enhances blood circulation Increases oxytocin, the loving, bonding and anti-anxiety hormone  Detoxification of the body Supports digestion
  • What is the duration of the Abhyanga massage and Closing of the Bones Ceremony? And when can I book in?
    Abhyanga warm oil massage is 80 minutes duration and recommended 21 days postpartum or 3 months post c-section. The Closing of the Bones ceremony is 90 minutes and recommended 6 weeks postpartum.
  • Can we bring our newborn along with us to the Abhyanga massage and Closing of the Bones Ceremony?
    Yes, of course your little one can join us. However, if you are fortunate on the day to have someone mind your bubba either at home or together with you, that’s great too. It may be difficult at times to hold your baby whilst receiving your treatment. Trust what feels right for you and your baby on the day.
  • Can I choose one of these above options without choosing the whole Ayurvedic Experience?
    This package has been designed with a new mother and full immersive experience in mind. It is preferred that new mothers experience the full package for optimal results. I am more than happy to discuss individual options at the time of your enquiry.
  • Can I add the Ayurvedic Postpartum Experience to my birthing support package?
    YES absolutely. This package can be added to any of my birthing support packages.
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