Seema is the most caring, magical and intuitive Ayurvedic Doctor, a woman could wish for in preparation, pregnancy and post partum care. As a first time mum at 40, I knew very early on in pregnancy that I wanted to achieve the best pregnancy and birth experience that I could. What I didn’t know was how I could do this until I discovered Seema in my second trimester after reading about her in Jasmine Hemsley’s blog. I knew immediately that this was the right path for me having always been fascinated with Ayurveda and its power.
I contacted Seema at Artful Nurturing and invested in a package that was right for me. Straight away Seema expertly diagnosed my current state of health and well-being (turns out I am Pitta dominant) and she knew precisely what herbs/diet I needed to follow to correct imbalances to enjoy this beautiful and precious time. I committed to following and implementing Seema’s personalised program and I quickly felt the benefits including a deep connection with my baby. At each interaction I would be monitored and reassessed to make any adaptations for each different and unique stage. My energy levels were sustainable, hormones balanced, fluid retention melted away and I had a general sense of calm, grounded balance as my pregnancy progressed. In addition I also joined Seema’s weekly virtual meditations for 30mins that I found to nourish the soul and very deeply relaxing. I also received monthly treatments in clinic and then fortnightly in my third trimester. These treatments are just magical, I have never experienced anything like it! Seema has the most intelligent fingers and intuitively “knows” what treatment you need, where you need it and why you need it, from reflexology, massage and creative healing. During the lymphatic and pelvic drainage you can literally hear, as well as feel, the fluid drain away!! I received a lot of compliments on how healthy I looked, for me this was more of a by product of how I felt from the inside. As my due date got closer Seema gently guided me on perineum massage and how to prepare this delicate area to remain elastic, supple and in tact in labour. We also discussed how to visualise and prepare for labour including recommendations for hypnobirthing.
A week before my due data, Seema checked in on me daily and was always there to support me with any questions that I had. Under Seema’s care I was able to realise the home birth of my dreams. I had a comfortable and manageable labour, unmedicated in just under 5 hours, with an intact perineum (the midwifes were amazed and asked what I had done because they had not seen a birth like it before!). None of this would have been possible without Seema’s artful nurturing.
Given the positive experience in pregnancy, I decided to invest again with the Artful Nutruring post natal program because I had learnt that the first 40 days post partum are equally critical to how quickly you recover, heal and rejuvenate. Seema carefully explained that the post partum period is a precious window of opportunity to achieve huge transformative and deep healing at a soul and cellular level. I hand on heart know, that had I not had the care and support of Seema in the first 40 days, I would not have been able to make a gently and joyful transition into motherhood because at times the tiredness really did feel challenging. Following the post partum Artful Nurturing recipes at this time has enabled me to enjoy greater energy levels than I have experienced before pregnancy, my once underactive thyroid is back to optimal function. Most importantly, my baby boy is thriving and many friends have commented on just how healthy he looks. At 8 weeks he started sleeping though the night and continues to feed well with a flexible daily routine established.
Seema always creates a package suitable for your budget that will allow you to benefit from all her wisdom and expertise. I am so very grateful to have met her and look forward to continuing my health and wellness journey with her as my Ayurvedic Dr.
With deep gratitude, Suzanne