Ayurvedic Preconception, Prenatal, Birth & Postpartum Care
Welcome dear one,
Over 12 years ago Ayurveda opened me up to another way of living through which I healed from an autoimmune disease. It was the spark to deepen my connection to earth based - and spiritual - practices.
In my own healing journey I realized that the source of all imbalance is led in childhood, at birth or even before that, at preconception. In addition, a deep reverence for the sacred can aid the healing process.
Ever since, I have devoted my life to studying women's health, fertility, physiologic birth, prenatal and postpartum care from a holistic and modern perspective.
My mission is to bridge my Dutch background where a more holistic maternal care system is still prevalent, with evidence based information and Ayurvedic preconception, prenatal and postpartum care.
I believe in the innate power of women to birth and heal under their conditions in a safe and supportive place.
Photo: Cris Saur - Quest for Beauty movie
Everything has a natural rhythm: the ocean, the moon and our inner being.
Ayurveda distinguishes five symbolic elements (ether, air, fire, water, earth) that whirl within and around us. To pursue health and well being, we need to understand how these inner and outer elements interact.
We can reach balance in all cycles of life when implementing these ancient principles. Inanna Care is here to guide you, whether it be through a journey to address digestive and cycle issues or your intimate journey transitioning into motherhood.
Inanna Care offers: postpartum Ayurvedic doula service, prenatal Ayurvedic support, Ayurvedic digestive programs (IBS, Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis), Ayurvedic diet plans, and prenatal and postpartum massage tailored to your constitution.
Inanna Care is based in Los Angeles. Its main ambition is to bridge modern (science) and evidence based practices and resources with ancient practices to contribute to the well being of women and mama's in the prenatal, birth and postpartum phase.
Susan is an incredible prenatal and postpartum doula. So nurturing and kind. I don’t know how I would have made it through this difficult transition without her. She is able to hold space in such a gentle and caring way that really leaves you feeling held, heard, and supported. She takes time to listen deeply and understand… and responds with intention and care. Sometimes we just need to be heard and held to heal. Truly witnessed in our process. Having that calm, loving presence was literally priceless. On top of that, her recipes, oil massage, belly binding (and more) helped me to get back in touch with my body after a difficult and somewhat traumatic delivery. Next time I will try to have her with me prenatal, delivery and postpartum.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Susan! You are truly one of a kind… I don’t think I’d be at the point in my recovery I am today without you. We miss you!!
- Katriana du'Gas - Los Angeles
photo: Cris Saur - Quest for Beauty Movie
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