Purpose of the Study

 The purpose of the study is to assess the impact of vaginal steaming on the postpartum maternal body. We want to see if vaginal steaming accelerates postpartum recovery. This study will be measure the impact of vaginal steaming on uterine size, cervical closure, afterbirth contractions, tear recovery, blood flow, blood pressure,  hormone levels and emotional state.

·   Ultimately, this is a pilot research study. This study may lead to larger studies on Vaginal Steaming and maternal wellness in the postpartum period.

Participant Criteria

Must be located in the Los Angeles, California Area 

Must be birthing between Jan 28th-February 17th approximately

Benefits of Participating

All participants will receive at least two in-home midwife postpartum check-ups as well as at least one vaginal steam session with the possible benefits of speeding up postpartum recovery.

Call to Birthworkers

We need your help! Please reach out to your clients and contacts to recruit for the study. We appreciate your assistance.

Research Coordinator Contact

If you or someone you know is eligible for the study please contact our research coordinator Raquel ASAP.

Raquel Lemus

Licensed Midwife



Help Us to Fund the Fourth Trimester Vaginal Steam Study

Goal: $25,000

Deadline: March 31

$25 Donation | $100 Donation | $250 Donation | $1000 Donation 

All Monetary Donations are Tax-Deductible.