The best thing you can do for your baby is to take care of your own health. We can help you heal and regain your strength and vitality, re-balance your energy, boost your body’s defenses and help address concerns such as pain, fatigue and postpartum depression.
We all know that pregnancy and giving birth are ‘quite heavy’ processes for the body, where all organs work harder and the body needs more vital energy, “Qi”, compared to healthy people in general. After giving birth, the body will have to settle back to function like before pregnancy and this requires enough and stable Qi. And that’s why a woman needs to rest 40 days after delivery and consume warm foods. It’s important to keep the Qi stable during this process and in order to maintain breast milk production.
As a new mother, your baby has been born but there are still many changes taking place in your system that can affect every part of your life. Perhaps you had a difficult or traumatic delivery or problems come up during the postnatal period that seems to linger. While a routine exam is done by your doctor at six weeks, this may be brief and may not address your emotional health. Full recovery can take 3-6 months. If problems arise there are resources available to support you in this time of great change in your life.
Women lose “kidney jing” or “kidney essence” during child birth, weather is through natural labor or C-section. It is extremely important to rebuild the kidney Qi and Jing. Mothers are usually givers but many forget about themselves. The most unselfish thing a mother can do is to take care of herself. When the mother is healthy she can best give to her child.
Post-natal Conditions we can help:
- Persistent lochia
- Breastfeeding problems
- Puerperal complications
- Urinary problems
- Energy loss
- Depression and anxiety
- After pains – perineal soreness
- Weakened immunity
- Caesarean section recovery
Common Symptoms of Post-Partum Depression
- Negative beliefs
- Lack of bonding with the baby
- Difficulties with breast-feeding
- Intimacy issues with your partner
- Going back to work
- Anxiety around being an adequate mother
Acupuncture and herbs provide a safe, gentle way to nurture and care for your health, and that of your baby, throughout your pregnancy and beyond.