“In many cultures around the world, the sensitivity of the new born is respected, and the child is protected in a supported, sacred environment with her mother and intimate family, especially during the first 40 days after birth. Women are given the privilege and support to slowly and respectfully recover from birthing, and enjoy a cozy time building a loving relationship with their newborn.”

Our human physiology goes through a cycle called a mandala, approximately every 40 to 48 days. According to ancient yogic wisdom, a mandala cycle is the minimum number of days recommended for a practice to become a set pattern within our human bodies.

The First 40 supports a woman’s recovery from birth, and promotes sacred time spent with her new child.

The First 40 aims to:

  • assist mothers in identifying their postpartum needs before baby comes;
  • encourage and guide women in asking for, and receiving, help;
  • set a pattern of gentleness within our newborns, as well as security and trust that their needs are being taken care of;
  • reinforce self care as a top priority;
  • and teach women and families how to build community around themselves.


Click links to read articles:

What Saved Me: Postpartum and the Baby Blues

Why Are America’s Postpartum Practices So Hard on New Mothers?

What is Mother Roasting?

After the Birth, What a New Family Needs