These days mothers have no time. That’s why we want those forty days—not as a punishment. We are asking that for those forty days the mother and child be together so that creativity and values can be established. From the 120th day in the womb to those forty days from birth, the entire character and values of the child are built – Yogi Bhajan
I have read so many birth plans in the hospital, but not one patient has prepared a post birth plan. I do not mean a plan on how to handle the first week, but a plan on how to best serve the mother and the infant for at least three months after birth.
Everyone cares about the health of the baby postpartum, but few care about the health of the mother. The mother infant relationship is symbiotic. When the mother suffers the infant suffers.