Episode 1. The link between pregnancy and menopause

The way we treat ourselves during pregnancy and postpartum has profound implications on how we transition through menopause. Ashlee and I chat about the effect of nourishment or lack thereof during the powerful event of giving birth and how it shows up during the next natural, major transition for women we call menopause.

In our modern culture, we do not support women to rest and nourish themselves after childbirth. In fact, the superwoman archetype is glorified which leads to major depletion for women. That has repercussions later in life, our relationships, the way we show up at work and the way our hormones function. Ashlee offers alternate ways to take care of ourselves as women both during pregnancy and menopause.

What you get from tuning in

  • The effect of postpartum care on menopause
  • How a mother can be taken care of skillfully during postpartum
  • What pregnancy and menopause have in common
  • What you can do now, even if you haven’t received nourishment during childbirth or postpartum
  • The 3 different types of menopause
  • How to take care of your womb whether you have had children or not

Bio

Ashlee has been fascinated and inspired by birth, babies, and pregnant mama bellies since she was a little girl.  Growing up, she had the extraordinary opportunity to witness the miracle of baby animals being birthed into this world at her mom’s Veterinary hospital.

Since 2011, she has been supporting women, their partners and  family members through the rite of passage of birth as a labor doula and Ayurvedic postpartum doula. Ashlee studied nutrition at Cal Poly, Ayurveda at the California College of Ayurveda and doula work at the Sacred Window School of Ayurvedic Postpartum Care.

She sees the world through an Ayurvedic lense and utilizes its healing wisdom to guide clients through powerful births and nurtured postpartum healing.  She envisions a world where women are supported by a powerful community, where they are nurtured and nourished during the months of pregnancy and postpartum. www.lifenectar.org

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