Vaginal steaming postpartum is an important form of self-care. Steaming with custom herbal blends is a gentle, powerful cleansing method which helps to heal tender tissues that may have been stretched, torn or otherwise wounded during the birth. Steaming helps to stimulate a full uterine cleanse after your baby is born. Implementing a steaming plan helps tighten tissue within the vaginal canal, which also helps to prevent any prolapse and tones the entire pelvic bowl. We recommend waiting until you are no longer bleeding before doing a yoni steam. Spotting, with dark colored blood, is okay. Obviously, in cases of extreme bleeding or hemorrhaging, a yoni steam would be contraindicated. There is not a point at which it is too late, as you will receive the benefits any time you decide to steam. Women who choose to do their first steam 4 or more months after giving birth often report getting their first cycle, even while still breastfeeding.