When I had my first baby, I left the hospital with my infant – and also with 21 stitches, I needed to repair a tear in my vagina that came from my natural childbirth.
Now, any woman who has gone through this can attest to how that feels! I was so sore and so uncomfortable. Then, a nurse in the hospital introduced me to what is called a sitz-bath. It’s an old and traditional healing practice where you sit over a bowl of hot water and let the steam warm and soothe your vagina and your insides. Soon I began to feel so much better, I was comfortable enough to continue taking care of and nursing my baby.
Over the next 27 years, every time I had another baby -- and there were six more -- I used that sitz-bath again and again.
I soon learned that the sitz-bath had another name -- Vaginal Steaming -- and that women around the world were using it for more than just post-partum healing. They were using it for everything from general ongoing feminine care to curing chronic female problems and even help with emotional and fertility issues, and they were mixing all kinds of herbs and oils in with the steam to deal with specific issues.
When I was a kid, my grandma used all kinds of herbs and plants and body wraps to cure whatever was bothering us – she had a remedy for everything! She knew back then all the natural healing agents that could help speed recovery. I became more and more interested and started researching.
During this journey, I started meeting women who had things like fibroids, heavy bleeding, painful cycles, and headaches, and I realized, “Hey, this is a big issue.”
Throughout the years, my use of the sitz-baths had helped me feel better. I was able to care for my babies better, it eased the pain for a while, it helped me heal faster. So, when I heard other women complaining and needing so many drugs just to be okay, I saw a need -- maybe I could help other women the way the nurse helped me. And the idea for Femitology was born.
I was learning more about steaming and other natural, organic, and non-drug solutions to a range of female problems, and I started sharing some of that info, as well as my personal experiences of using the sitz-baths and the herbs to help myself. With more knowledge and more input from other women, I was able to offer more products with more specialized healing properties for specific conditions.
Many women think that chronic feminine sexual health issues are a normal part of being a woman, but they’re just not! Our body speaks to us, and if we could just tune in to what it is saying, a lot of problems could be avoided.
Femitology addresses that concept with the use of naturally sourced, organic products to help you establish essential feminine care regularly.
Welcome to Femitology, and to a journey of lifelong, personal feminine health.
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