Raquel Lemus is a Licensed Midwife based in Los Angeles who has worked with families since she was 16 yrs old and has been a birthworker and uterine health specialist since 2012. Raquel serves the LA community as a Full Spectrum Midwife, Peristeam Hydrotherapist, Placenta Specialist, Yoga Instructor, and Educator. It is her goal to connect people back to the known wisdom and intelligence of their uterus in order help them experience more joy and alignment with their life purpose!
In today’s episode we talk about postpartum vaginal steaming and the impact it can have during the first 6 weeks postpartum and beyond.
Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course. The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now!
- Raquel’s background and what drew her into midwifery
- Raquel’s philosophy around birth
- What is vaginal steaming and what is the history of it
- Postpartum steaming is the most commonly used around the world
- What Raquel’s experience as a midwife has been like after introducing steaming into the postpartum practice
- Benefits of steaming postpartum
- How vaginal steaming helps with the physical transition after having a baby
- How one would steam, what it entails and what it’s like for a beginner
- What to expect when steaming for your first time
- How steaming postpartum helps heal and recover quicker
Connect with Raquel:
- Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship (FAMM) Class of 2021
- Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program
Related podcasts & blog posts:
- FFP 348 | Self Care Down There | Taq Bhandal
- FFP 317 | Vaginal Steaming | Fourth Trimester Vaginal Steam Study | Keli Garza & Kimberly Ann Johnson
- FFP 202 | Vaginal Steaming for Period Problems | Steamy Chick | Keli Garza
- FFP 018 | Arvigo Abdominal Therapy | Vaginal Steaming | Traditional Maya healing for Fertility and Menstrual Cycle Irregularities| Dr Rosita Arvigo
Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic
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