Thriving In The Postpartum - Our INNATE Wisdom with Rachelle Garcia Seliga

By Jennifer Summerfeldt, MACP

'Postpartum care is a necessity, not a luxury', states Rachelle, the creator and founder of the INNATE postpartum care program. Throughout this podcast Rachelle and I discuss the challenges that so many modern mothers are experiencing during the postpartum period.  Together we explored the following topics and questions: Why postpartum care is not a luxury, but rather a necessity The implication that colonization has had on the postpartum period Why mothers are experience exhaustion, depression, and anxiety throughout the postpartum period The importance of community as the #1 antidote to pp struggles The idea that our dominent culture has failed the pp mother, rather than the mother failing at 'motherhood' The cultural shift that Rachelle is midwifing Closing with a powerful statement about returning to the natural laws and orders of life that are contained intrinsically in all of us Rachelle is grounded in her wisdom and has an important message for mothers all over the world. I am so grateful that Rachelle joined me for this recording.  ............................ Rachelle Garcia Seliga has been working in the field of traditional midwifery care for the past 17 years. Her work as a ‘midwife’ embraces the original meaning of this word, which is caretaker of women’s health from ‘womb to tomb.’ ‘Innate’ is that which is natural and inherent. ‘Traditions’ are those teachings that are passed down from one generation to the next. Our innate physiological design offers us a map to health and wellness.  She runs a Holistic Well-Woman Care practice in Taos, New Mexico, which tends to the health of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. She is the creator of INNATE Postpartum Care – Certification Training and INNATE Advanced Postpartum Training, for birth workers, health care providers and traditional healers worldwide. INNATE’s system of care draws upon the modern sciences of Epigenetics, Psychoneuroimmunology, Pre and Perinatal Psychology, the Primal Continuum, Womanist Physiology and Anatomy to teach that which the world’s postpartum traditions have always known: Postpartum care is a necessity and not a luxury for women’s LIFE-LONG health and well-being. Because women are the heart, the foundation of the people, thriving women means thriving families, communities and world. You can learn more about Rachelle at  --- Send in a voice message:

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