Updated: Oct 3, 2020
I owe this entirely to the steaming preparation that I had done beforehand. After steaming for postpartum during my six week checkup my doctor said that I had healed completely and that my Uterus had gone back to its original size and position (very good for 6 weeks as it can take much longer)
Labor Prep Womb Steam Testimonial - Hayley F, a real-life superwoman
I began steaming for labor prep at 37 weeks. I got the go-ahead from my doctor.
I had a very thorough, private consultation with Liberty and soon after began my beautiful steaming journey.
I followed the step by step protocol and listened to her dietary advice as well as her tips that she shared to help prepare me both physically and mentally for birth.
Having a toddler and still currently working, I thought I would struggle to find the time every day, however, I found that it quickly became a lifestyle and a way of life for me. It never once felt like a burden or a hassle, it was the time of day that was “ME Time,” a quiet space where I would go each day to prepare for the big day!
Steaming went hand in hand with my Hypnobirthing, a daily ritual that I very much looked forward to.
At 38 weeks, I went for my routine checkup with my OB, he said that the baby had descended and that I was 2.5 cm (feeling no pain!) I continued diligently with the practice for another 2 weeks, this time switching up the herbs to the cleansing herbs and upped the dosage.
At 40 weeks I went into labor and gave birth to a beautiful healthy baby girl via an unmedicated natural water birth using the hypnobirthing links that Liberty had shared with me. It was a total of 2 hours and 25 mins! I did not require stitches and I owe this entirely to the steaming preparation that I had done beforehand.”
Postpartum Womb Steam Experience
I began the steaming a day after I had given birth. I was discharged from the hospital 6 hours after the birth and got the go-ahead from my doctor to proceed with my post-partum steaming journey.
It felt really soothing, relaxing, and uplifting. It most certainly helped with the swelling and over time I think it contributed to the reduction of my uterus, it reduced in size a lot faster than it did with my first birth (when I had not steamed.)
I healed almost immediately this time around, I was up and running after my toddler and in a lot less pain. I too felt that it cleared out the lochia at a much faster rate, I bled for only 2 weeks, where I bled for nearly 6 with my first.
I started doing very light pelvic floor exercises and I felt that steaming helped support this, I did not suffer from any incontinence and other pelvic floor issues as I believe that my uterus and cervix had returned to its proper place faster.
A big thing that I had noticed too was my increased milk supply. My milk came in on Day 2…my milk did not come in until Day 4 after my first birth. I too had an abundance, I currently am able to pump 10 ounces in 10 mins, where I could only get 2 ounces before. I feel that it had a positive impact on my hormonal balance as well, I feel a lot more Calm, centered, and in control.
At my six week checkup my doctor said that I had healed completely and that my Uterus had gone back to its original size and position (very good for 6 weeks as it can take much longer)
I told him that I had steamed, he said that it definitely could have contributed.