New Mommy Bundle
3-Day Starter Bundle
If planning for immediate postpartum meals, the best meals to consume on your birthing day and within the first few days postpartum are sold in our New Mommy Bundle and in our 3-Day Starter Bundle. If you’d like ongoing postpartum meals after the first week of childbirth and through the first three years, or are creating a meal train for a friend, choose the Nourish Bundle.
Prepared by an Ayurvedic Chef specializing in pregnancy and postpartum, all postnatal meal delivery offerings include wholesome, organic whole foods specific for a vulnerable new mother’s body! Delicious and nutritious, they contain lactogenic ingredients to help build milk supply, tonify the blood, stimulate the lymphatic system, quell vata dosha, and ease digestion for increasing metabolism and gently helping elimination.
All postpartum meal delivery offerings are soy-free, casein-free, lactose-free, and gluten-free*. We love to make our dishes creamy with breastmilk-boosters like cashews and almonds, however all recipes can be made nut-free. If you have an allergy or an intolerance, we welcome you to inform us in the Notes section of the checkout form so we can modify appropriately. If you have a peanut allergy, you can choose almond butter or sunflower butter. If you have a chickpea or peanut allergy, please tell us in the Notes section so we can omit fenugreek from your postpartum meals.
*Barley (a galactagogue) is in our Barleychata, so if you’re gluten intolerant, please do not choose Barleychata. In addition, our Shiitake Chicken Soup can be made gluten-free by choosing to pair it with rainbow quinoa instead of barley.
Sugar Sensitive Folks
No sugar is used in these recipes. A sugar-laden diet can decrease milk supply. In the very few recipes where sweetener is added, it is in the form of date fruit or Stevia – all recipes are diabetic, guaranteed low-glucose-spiking and low-glycemic, because your insulin levels affect your hormones which affect your milk supply. For those with diabetes or sugar issues, please tell us in the Note section of the checkout form, and we will omit fenugreek from your postpartum meals.
Thyroid Issues, PCOS, Hashimotos, Hypoglycemia, Blood Clotting Disorders
Please tell us in the Note section of the checkout form, and we will omit fenugreek from your postpartum meals.
Choose your Style
A note about choosing Vegan or Vegetarian:
All recipes can be made vegan very easily upon request, and most are already. Any “cheese” or “sour cream” used is plant-based (not soy). We do not use dairy or soy for our milk-based ingredients; we use plant-based milk. We craft our meals with ghee as it helps assimilate vitamins, minerals, and nutrients deeper into the tissues for healing. We are not just switching out dairy milk for another milk and then calling it vegan, as we already do not use dairy milk or any dairy ingredients except ghee. If choosing vegan, we do omit ghee and use coconut oil or sesame oil instead and instead of honey, we use date fruit, maple syrup, or Stevia. Therefore if you are choosing vegan due to a dairy intolerance, we encourage you to choose vegetarian as ghee is super beneficial for internal oiling and to speed healing after birthing. In addition, ghee does not cause an issue for those who have a dairy intolerance as ghee is actually casein-free and lactose-free.
Integrity in Meal Preparation
We only prepare and cook organic, quality foods in our neat and organized kitchen. Calm energy is put into cooking as a form of healing, not as a practical act but as a sacred art of intention to nourish you. Meditation beforehand to ensure a centered mindset, being present so you feel the wholeness and healing effect during this very special recovery period of your life.
How It Works
If ordering the immediate birthing & postpartum meal delivery bundles, food will be placed into labeled glass jars. There will be a little note that states all ingredients and how to consume each serving, and instructions for your partner or nurse explaining how to warm them. There has never been a problem with them doing this at the hospital’s birth or postpartum microwave unit. Keep the jars in the ice cooler and refill the ice when needed. This is easily accessible at your L&D floor or postpartum unit and will keep the food for a few days. For quick preparation, and so your partner or family member does not have to leave your room to heat the teas, tonics, and meals: pack a portable electric warmer and a 3 quart pot with an extension cord in your birthing bag. Simply plug it into your labor or postpartum room, fill the pot with water, and place the jars directly into the pot to heat them. Use mini silicone oven mitts or grab a small towel from your L&D/postpartum unit’s bathroom to retrieve and set on the counter or bedside table to cool. So easy! These tonics, teas, and foods will be there for you to enjoy throughout the first few days.
Pricing reflects value. This is not just meal delivery – it is postpartum meal delivery. These are not your average meals, pies, or smoothies so they are priced accordingly – they include several galactagogues to aid your milk production and boost your supply. Value includes: cost of lactogenic herbs, ayurvedic herbs, and organic ingredients, cost of glass and eco-friendly food container materials, labor time for preparing the meals, gas driving to and time selecting organic groceries, time spent driving to your home to deliver meals, sacred heart and intention, plus the utmost safety standards and sanitary measures for the vital recovery of the vulnerable postpartum body.
Why Postpartum Meal Delivery
A woman needs almost 600 more calories daily than she ate while pregnant to be able to absorb and assimilation nutrients, vitamins, and essential minerals into her own body while healing, and for her teeth, hair, organs, etc. as well as to build an adequate milk supply for her baby. Postpartum hair loss is not normal! Yes, it’s common, but it’s due to a new mother not getting enough nutrients for her body. If the husband or partner is also living life on 2-3 hour increments, he also needs time to shower, eat, help with diapers, burp the newborn baby, and sleep. Having a partner take over the cooking can be very hard on the partner, especially if they don’t know what foods can decrease lactation or cause gas and tummy upset for a newborn’s very immature (and still developing) digestive system. Postpartum meal delivery is a godsend for those who want the types of foods that can heal the postpartum mother’s body quickly and help with building breastmilk supply. It is a wonderful gift for new mothers as well, as they feel nourished and loved through this essential, healing culinary art.