lying-in = the healing practice of lying in bed after the birth of a baby, traditionally for 30-40 days
LYING-IN, with a MODERN TWIST
In many cultures, the first six weeks after birth is a sacred time in which families are supported in loving, practical ways to help ease the transition into parenthood, create and hold space for parents to bond with their little one, encourage breastfeeding and allow a mother’s body the time and physical care needed to heal properly after the amazing feat of pregnancy and childbirth.
As midwives, doulas and parents ourselves, we are fiercely protective of this time and space – this chapter in a family’s life that can never be returned to – and have found a way to bring a wonderful piece of traditional midwifery care to families throughout our community, regardless of where and with whom they have chosen to welcome their new baby.
Whether you have chosen to give birth in a hospital, birth center or in your home (with Southern Minnesota Midwifery or with another practice), we would like to offer you traditional midwifery support in and through your postpartum experience.