BAIN & VAPE` (POST-PARTUM STEAMING, BATH + CONSULTATION)
The postpartum period begins immediately after birth and lasts for about 30 days. The mother remains in the home, focusing on rest and recuperation. A common practice during the post-partum period is “three baths.” In the first three days, the mother bathes in fortified water prepared from boiling special herbs in the water.
These herbs relax the mother and cause her muscles to tighten. This is known as the first bath. Mothers are also encouraged to drink a special tea made from the same mixture.