Wellness for Women
Plant-based chef. Integrative health coach. Postpartum doula.
Our chef curated, health supportive meals will warm your body and calm your soul. Inspired by traditional postpartum foods from around the globe, our plant-based dishes will support your recovery from birth as well as boost your milk supply.
Our health coaching is based on the Duke Integrative Medicine model. Particular focus is on women, preconception and postpartum. An investment in your health now will result in benefits galore for you and your little one down the line.
Learn the cooking skills that will enable you to nourish your family with confidence. Incorporate more delicious, nourishing plant-based foods into your family’s meal rotation.
Let us clear out all the junk from your pantry and restock it with health supportive foods. Join us for a trip to the supermarket of your choice to learn how to shop like a Chef.
We are here for you and your family during your fourth trimester. We provide evidence-based information on infant care and feeding and emotional and physical support for Mom, as well as facilitate a smooth transition to life with the new baby for Dad and siblings.
“Rather than limiting postpartum to an arbitrary 6 weeks, many midwives, childbirth educators, and postpartum doulas are encouraging women to see the postpartum as a fourth trimester, thus allowing themselves at least a full 3 months for physical recovery, spiritual integration, and emotional assimilation. ”
Dr. Aviva Romm
Natural Health after Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness
I’m Elise Abbruzzese, founder of Hera Be Well.
I am, first and foremost, a mom. I am also a chef, integrative health coach, and postpartum doula.
I work with women who want to attain healthy balance in every aspect of their lives. My clients know intuitively that this is the optimal way to enter motherhood, but they need guidance and support in this endeavor.
“Eating well can be the first thing to get sacrificed when time, energy, and resources are lacking, yet – paradoxically – the demands of postpartum require you to stay very well fed. You have to refuel after the massive effort of birth while simultaneously doing something extraordinary: creating sustenance for a baby with your own body! It’s incredible! And it requires energy in the form of food.”
The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother