The Science and Soul of Living Well

Ayurvedic care that promotes holistic healing in postpartum and beyond

December 2, 2021

In today's episode, I speak with Ameya Duprey (@ShaktiCare), board certified Ayurvedic practitioner, massage therapist and Ayurvedic postpartum doula about 5 key pillars of Ayurvedic wisdom ("eat, heat, sleep, love, and repeat") that can guide postpartum care that truly nurtures the birthing parent in the immediate aftermath of birth and for many years beyond.

Ayurveda is a rich and complex holistic preventative medicine system originating in India over 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda can promote recalibration in times of stress, transition, and imbalance, and there are specific recommendations and healing modalities that can be particularly beneficial in the postpartum period, regardless of how the birth unfolded and the birth parent's unique mental and physical constitution prior to pregnancy. Ayurvedic postpartum care is well beyond the scope of one episode, so we hone in on some concrete takeaways you can share with others and implement in your own life.

Ameya has been helping postpartum mothers fully heal from birth for over a decade. Her works include her published postpartum cookbook Mama’s Menu: Ayurvedic Recipes for Postpartum Healing, her signature postpartum recovery program Fully Healed Mama, and her postpartum care blog,

Check out Ameya's FREE masterclass How To Fully Heal From Birth Without Feeling Stressed & Exhausted at To learn more about Ameya or to connect with her further, visit her website, full of resources include a rich and comprehensive blog:

Additional Resources & Information

  1. If you're interested in personalized support that integrates Ayurveda in addition to other tools from evidence-based psychology and ancient wisdom traditions, check out my 1:1 Coaching Program and if the fit is right, apply today to join the waitlist for 2022:

  2. If you are interested in a free consultation to chat about whether the 1:1 program may be right for you, feel free to email me at to set-up a time to connect. I'd love to hear from you!

  3. For more strategies that can support you in finding balance in times of transition, stress, and hardship, check out my free 4-part video series on building resilience:

  4. Check out the free 49-page workbook "A Guided Self-Assessment: Understanding Perfectionistic Tendencies" ( and the accompanying 3-part perfectionism series on the podcast (Episodes 28, 29, and 30).

  5. Follow @drfoynes on Instagram for more tips on gaining insight into and thriving with the support of Ayurveda and its many practices.

Please note that the information provided in this episode does not constitute professional advice or therapy, mental health services, or health care services, & is not intended to serve as a substitute for professional advice or services. If you are struggling with a mental health crisis or need immediate assistance, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

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