The Nafsa (new mother) is a woman in a vulnerable state. She has been through pregnancy, labour and birth (and maybe a stressful or easy time trying to get pregnant). She sacrificed her body for months on end to grow a baby. Many or most times the journey comes with tears, blood, sweat, sadness, happiness, loss, love, joy, anger and many more emotions. The Nafsa’s little new baby has arrived and still no rest. Baby wants to eat and needs love and attention, rightly so! But what about the new mother? Does she not deserve and NEED the same love, care and rest? In Traditional Moroccan Postaprtum Medicine, the new mother was treated like a bride and her grave is said to be open for 40 days, as she is in a vulnerable state. Join me in learning more about the Nafsa, her first 40 days and why this is the case.