**QGH Note: I started womb steaming in 2018 when I realized my ancestors did it. I was so eager to find out who I was, the original me, that I decided to adopt a culture and learn their ways. African culture has allowed me to understand where I came from before I found out I was really West African. I appreciate the way my yoni feels after I steam. It is beautiful.**
What is Womb Steaming?
Yoni steaming (vaginal steaming) is the practice in which a woman allows the warmth of herbal steam to permeate the exterior of her vagina. Vaginal Steaming has been historically used to cleanse the uterus, release toxins, promote fertility, strengthen the reproductive organs after child birth, relieve symptoms of PMS, ease blood clotting during the menstrual cycle, and promote an overall sense of feminine well being.
Who should be yoni steaming?
Yoni steaming is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your body and reignite your vibrance. We encourage most women to try a yoni steam! You are likely to see great benefit to this ancient remedy if you suffer from irregular or painful periods, infertility, uterine fibroids, perineal tears, bladder and yeast infections, vaginal or ovarian cysts, hemorrhoids or scarring from C-sections, hysterectomies and laparoscopies.
Yoni steaming is a great way to soothe and pamper yourself, and is known to relieve anxiety in women.
Who should NOT be yoni steaming?
Women who are pregnant, or think there is any possibility that they might be, should NOT yoni steam. Doing so may endanger the pregnancy, as many of the herbs used can alter hormone levels and can cause contractions of the uterus.
Additionally, it is also not recommended for women who have an Intrauterine Device (IUD). Women who have any type of internal infection (cervical, uterine or ovarian inflammation), or a fever, are encouraged not to steam until the symptoms have passed.
Women also should not steam while menstruating or when open sores or blisters are present.