The art of the Rebozo
The Rebozo is a Mexican traditional hand-made scarf with hundreds of years of history. It has been used by Mexican women for centuries with different objectives. From fashion to baby care, having this piece of history at home is invaluable!
As a Mexican, I grew up being carried by a Rebozo on my grandmother´s lap. I wear it at school festivals, as a blouse, like a dress, and even at my wedding as a complement to my wedding dress to cover me from the wind.
Nowadays, the rebozo has been popularized as a Midwifery tool. According to traditional Mexican midwives, the rebozo has been used for centuries also as an extension of their hands to give support and comfort to the mother before, during and after birth.
The use of the rebozo during labor is very organic, and I think is an amazing tool for the birth partner to learn and become involved to comfort the mother during this time. It promotes communication and develops a higher level of trust in each other, making the mom feel safer and therefore, facilitates birth. If you already have taken some birth preparation, learning the Rebozo techniques will be the perfect complement to it!
The Traditional Closing Ceremony
To celebrate the first 40 days as a mother, Mexican traditional midwives offer a very special ceremony. It is commonly known as "Ceremonia del Cierre" or "Closing Ceremony". This is a beautiful ceremony full of care for the mother's mind and body with the use of traditional herbs baths and rebozo massage. On this way, the mother is officially moving forward from birth and into the world as a mother. This ceremony is done after the mother's first 40 days of postpartum (between 6 - 8 weeks)
With the blessing of Traditional Mexican Doulas, I have adapted this ceremony and combined it with a Birth Story Healing Session.
This means, you are not only pampered with a postpartum rebozo massage and a full body closure but also we will have a reflective exercise where we talk about your birth experience and I help you process and heal. A special tea, delicious snacks and aromatherapy are included in the ceremony.
This is a beautiful way to welcoming your motherhood.