5 Ways to Care for Your Sacred Womb

As women are seeking higher states of well-being, the art of attuning to the womb, and ancient ways of caring for the feminine body and spirit are being awakened and remembered. 

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Many women are turning to ancient wise woman ways for greater feminine health, and to live a nourishing and soul-connected life.

Through my personal healing journey and my experiences as a shamanic womb healer, I have become aware of supportive tools and practices for awakening your feminine wisdom and health, and I want to share them here with you~ 

1. Listen to Her.

Your womb is your own personal guidance center, who holds personal wisdom just for you. She also has an incredibly potent creative capacity. You can listen to your womb to receive guidance for your daily life, health, healing, relationships, as well as deeper messages about your soul’s path and direction. You can really ask her anything. 

To explore listening to your womb, begin by putting your hands over your womb, taking some deep breaths, and asking her if she has any messages for you. The guidance may come in words, sensations, colors, visuals or feelings. You can ask her what she is needing to release and to let go of so you may be more in alignment with your highest life path. Then ask what she desires to create~ what her deepest passions are and how she wants them to manifest. Breathe into this energy and amplify her desires so it may grow in your life. 

I also recommend a journaling process I call “Womb Speak,” where you connect to your womb through intention and breath, and then begin to write in a stream of consciousness form, allowing your mind to get out of the way and your womb to express through words onto paper. It is amazing the wisdom, and self-care guidance that can come from your womb when you give her the opportunity to speak. 

2. Honor your Cycle.

Our bodies have varying needs through the 4 phases of the menstrual cycle. If you are a woman who is still menstruating, it is helpful to understand how your hormones, energy levels, and physical, emotional and spiritual needs shift every week. Try slowing down around your menses, giving yourself more time for rest and inner reflection. Explore eating some warming soup and sipping raspberry leaf tea during your moon time. 

During Ovulation, allow your playful, creative, and sensual self to be awake and activated, and use this time to make important decisions, connections, and meetings. You are naturally magnetic during this time and focused outward.

Also, learn what foods and types of exercise you need to support your 4 weekly phases to optimize health and well-being. I recommend the book Woman Code by Alisa Vitti to learn more about creating a healthy monthly cycle. 

3. Yoni Steaming.

Utilize this women’s reproductive health practice of allowing your womb to absorb the healing effects of herbal infused steam. Yoni (vaginal) steaming has many physical benefits, including regulating the menstrual cycle, and reducing pain, clots and cramping. This practice feels nourishing and enlivening for the whole womb, and can be done any time of the month except during menstruation and pregnancy. 

The herb that I have felt the most connected to when steaming is Mugwort, but there are many herbs to explore for your womb healing needs. There are instructions and recommendations for yoni steaming many places online. 

4. Energy Clearing.

Our wombs are incredible space holders that gestate energy until we consciously release it (or birth it into the world). A challenge with this continuous space holding arises when we are not conscious of what the womb is holding. For example, the energy of past lovers, family members, or other energies that are not serving your highest well-being (and could even be toxic) may be in the womb until you choose to consciously clear them out.

It is healthier for you to embody your own soul essence and creative energy in your womb rather than be weighed down by other’s energies. 

Often we unconsciously hold other people’s energy because on some level we are trying to take care of them, give or receive love, or we were wounded in the relationship with them, and our soul is trying to call our attention to the wound in order to heal it. Generally it is more empowering for both you and the others in your life to be free of these cords and entanglements.

If there are certain connections that feel healthy and nourishing, and you desire to hold these relationships in your womb for sacred or creative purposes, it is best to do that with conscious intention and love. For energetic womb clearing, you can guide the process yourself, or have an experienced energetic healer or womb practitioner be your guide.

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5. Get Support.

As we have seen from the #metoo movement and women speaking out recently, it is clear that most women have experienced some form sexual assault or abuse. If you have experienced this kind of trauma (whether subtle or very straight-forward), most likely your womb is still holding this pain.

This sexual trauma can manifest as physical pain and illness in the womb, emotional and physical pain during sex, relationship difficulties, and much more.

It is hard to heal and process this kind of trauma on your own because there is often much shame, rage and grief that needs to be processed and released in a safe and loving container. Whether you chose a somatic therapy, counseling, womb healing, or shamanic energy healing to release these traumas, I highly recommended you get support. You deserve it! 

These are a handful of very potent ways to care for your sacred womb, and each practice is a whole world of healing to explore within itself. Start with what intuitively calls you and begin there. If you are interested in shamanic womb healing with me you can contact me by clicking here

Many blessings to the healing and awakening of your powerful womb space. 

With Love and Aloha, 

Chancy Deanna 


*These suggestions are recommendations from my own personal experience and training. This is not medical advise, please use your own intuition and consult with your own health care providers as needed.


Chancy Deanna is a shamanic practitioner who specialized in womb healing, and women’s health and empowerment. For more of Chancy’s offerings visit www.chancydeanna.com.

Abortion and Miscarriage Healing: A Shamanic Perspective

Most women who experience the loss of a baby from the womb do not receive the healing they need physically, emotionally or spiritually. My intention here is to share what happens energetically as a baby incarnates into the womb, and then is physically released or lost through abortion or miscarriage, and how the mother can heal through ceremony, awareness, and shamanic womb work. 

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When a woman conceives, the soul of the baby begins to incarnate into her womb, and their energetic fields merge. There is a deep communion that happens in the unseen realms, and I believe the mother and spirit baby have chosen one another for this journey.  

From a soul perspective, most likely the mother and spirit baby hold a soul contract surrounding the incarnation and loss of the baby, and sometimes unexpected circumstances arise which result in the loss. The reason for this type of soul contract would be for soul growth, healing, and awareness to arise from the experience. 

From a shamanic perspective, all of the challenges we move through here on Earth are opportunities for growth and learning, and support us to release past wounds and patterns and attune to our highest calling. Loss from abortion or miscarriage can bring a woman’s attention inward, to connect with her womb and feminine self, to ask deeper questions about her soul’s path, and to attune to her physical and emotional bodies. 

In our modern world, the loss of a child is seen of as more of a procedure than a deeply spiritual experience that needs ceremony and awareness for true and lasting healing. 

In our culture, there is some understanding that after a miscarriage there may be a grieving process and the need for some nutritional support, which is helpful, but very limited compared to what most women need. After an abortion, it seems there is even less support available because abortion is perceived as a choice the woman makes, and therefore the healing process is up to her.

I want to offer here a much deeper possibility for spiritual healing after the loss of a baby. 

Many women who come to me for shamanic womb healing are drawn to my work unconsciously because their soul wants to heal from the loss of a baby. The wounding surrounding this loss is often buried deep down in the depths of a woman because it feels too big to approach alone and there is confusion with how or what to do with the emotions that arise. 

Sometimes it is the spirit baby that draws the mother to me, because it is still energetically living within her womb, or corded to the mother, and desires freedom. If a spirit is still corded to the mother it is because there was a lack of awareness and conscious releasing brought to the loss and one or both souls are still holding on to each other. There is often energetic confusion because the mother and baby’s union did not come to fruition and birth, and during the loss, the spirit was not supported to move on and be released through ceremony and honoring. This leaves the spirit baby energetically trapped in an in-between space where it is not incarnating through the mother, or moving back to the spiritual realms into the next phase of their soul’s journey. 

During a womb healing session when I uncover a spirit baby who is still holding in the mother’s womb space after a physical loss, I share with the woman what I am seeing, and ask if she has ever had a miscarriage or abortion. When the woman replies “Yes,” I share that the baby’s soul is still with her in the womb, and the tears begin flowing as feelings and memories arise. The mother has often unconsciously been holding this unresolved energy within her womb and sometimes the wound has not been felt in years or even decades until now. 

For the healing to occur, I hold both the spirit baby and mother in sacred space, and the ceremony opens. 

I ask the mother to connect directly with the soul of the baby and speak whatever was left unsaid, unfelt and not honored in the past. Often what arises intuitively and naturally from the mother is a form of deep and authentic ho’o’pono'pono, a Hawaiian prayer for forgiveness in which the essence speaks, “I am sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you.” 

There are tears, deep breaths, and recognition of what has been stirring deep within yet unexpressed. The mother often feels called to express to the spirit what was happening for her at the time which contributed to the loss of the baby which can bring more mutual understanding. Shame and guilt are released, and deep love and forgiveness is accessed for self and the spirit baby. It is an intuitive process that is unique to each woman. 

There is often a natural sharing from the mother that she wishes the baby to be free and move on to the realm that most supports the spirit’s journey and expansion as a soul. There is also space for the mother to listen and receive any messages and love from the spirit baby. 

Once communion takes place and words feel complete, I ask the mother if she is ready to release the soul and use a shamanic process to guide the soul back to the spirit realms where it is met and received by it’s spiritual guides. Golden light then pours into the mother’s womb to purify, regenerate, and enliven her sacred center. 

Both the mother and spirit baby become freed up energetically from the past, and have the openness to move on to new beginnings and connections. 

The mother is invited to create an altar in honor of the spirit baby and their journey together. The mother is also guided to nourish herself deeply with a warm salt water bath, and to stay present to her emotions, allowing it all to be felt, released, cleansed through her and brought to the altar. 

This ceremony opens up space in the mother's womb for creativity to flow, and for new passions, projects, and babies to be birthed. 

The mother and spirit baby may still be in communication, and the spirit baby may even choose to incarnate fully through the same mother in the future, but now there is an openness and freedom for the highest path to unfold. 

Prior to this ceremony, the energetic intertwinement and unintegrated emotions from the loss may have caused challenges or illness for the mother. It is possible it may have created infertility, menstrual cycle imbalance, and womb illness and unhealthy symptoms. It also may have prevented her from being in touch with her own intuition or fully moving forward with her relationships, work, passions and creativity. 

The blessings for the mother after the ceremony are opportunities for fresh new life to blossom in her womb~ including creative projects or growing a new baby, and feminine health, awareness, and balance. There is now spaciousness for the juiciness and unique gifts that live within her womb to come forward and be expressed into the world. 

If you have been through an abortion or miscarriage and feel the call for healing and ceremony, I recommend that you find someone who practices this type of spiritual and emotional healing to hold the space with you. 

If you are interested in a shamanic womb healing with me, you can find me at www.chancydeanna.com.

Many Blessings,

Chancy Deanna Brokaw