On top of fortyish weeks of constant expansion, the hormonal roller coaster she’s been riding still hasn’t rounded its final loop-the-loop. In other words, mental and physical balance need some restoring. These products and services aim to do just that.
This hands-free mirror fits comfortably between the legs and has an LED light for a clear view of the vulva and vagina as they’re recovering after birth. And mom can use it for self-checks well into the future.
NYSSA VIEVISION BETWEEN LEGS MIRROR, goop, $64
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With inclusivity, empathy, and science in mind, LOOM offers comprehensive virtual programs for everything postpartum: mental health, sleep hygiene strategies, feeding best practices, and more. Programs include on-demand learning, live community support sessions, and resources for a new parent’s support system.
Having a baby is a major life shift, and Major Care is there to help by offering up a roster of vetted postpartum doulas to guide mom through feeding (breastfeeding, pumping, and bottle feeding), support her emotional health, and provide family and friends with resources. The programs include weekly doula chats, postpartum resource guides, and access to an educational app.
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Origin offers virtual and in-person (Los Angeles and San Francisco only, for now) physical therapy aimed at addressing a specific subset of health issues. Vaginal and C-section recovery, diastasis recti (ab separation), clogged milk ducts, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor pain, urinary and fecal incontinence, painful sex, sciatica, and more—these experts can help with it all.
The team of Ayurvedic doulas at Surya Spa has developed a fantastic treatment menu specifically for those expecting and new to parenting. In addition to in-spa treatments, the various home-based services are geared toward supporting proper nutrition, effective herbal supplementation, and physical recovery.
Allison Oswald offers a super-easy-to-follow digital postnatal series that helps get a mother’s (or anyone’s) pelvic floor and core back into fighting shape. You can find a few of Oswald’s pelvic floor tools here.
Anxiety and depression after pregnancy can stem from untreated symptoms during pregnancy (learn more here). The Motherhood Center educates pregnant and postpartum people about mental and emotional health and provides one-on-one counseling. But it’s the center’s array of virtual support groups that is particularly impactful these days. Subjects include pregnancy support, having another baby after experiencing postpartum mood and anxiety disorder, perinatal loss support, new mom support, and more.
Anya provides functional products—developed with OB/GYNs, nutritionists, doulas, lactation consultants, dermatologists and herbalists—to support postpartum concerns. Their month one postpartum package includes a nipple balm with coconut oil, shea butter, and calendula extract. Month three targets hair loss, and month four sleep deprivation. Their lactation tea is an herbalist-formulated blend of organic herbs. You can opt for Anya’s carefully curated monthly packages or customize for your needs.