The postpartum period begins after the delivery of the baby and ends when the mother’s body has nearly returned to its pre-pregnant state. This period usually lasts six to eight weeks.
The postpartum period involves the mother progressing through many changes, both emotionally and physically, while learning how to deal with all the changes and adjustments required with becoming a new mother. The postpartum period also involves the parents learning how to care for their new-born and learning how to function as a changed family unit.
A mother needs to take good care of herself to rebuild her strength. You will need plenty of rest, good nutrition, and help during the first few weeks.
Chinese medicine is an invaluable tool during postpartum recovery
You have just had a baby and your body needs time to recover. In the West, we tend to feel that we should as soon as possible “get back to normal” with all our old tasks as well as taking on the new one of caring for and feeding our new baby. However, your body needs extra support at this time to make a full recovery.
After giving birth, the body goes through many hormonal changes that can manifest both physically and emotionally. Acupuncture can help moderate these hormonal changes, smooth this transition and help the woman recover. Acupuncture can help speed recovery and stabilize the mood and increase milk supply.
We believe, proper rest, support and self-care in the postpartum period are vital for a smooth recovery as parents focus on the immense task of caring for their new-born(s). It can be a very challenging time.
We are honoured to help you in this recovery in both routine care or to help symptoms such as; constipation, urinary and pelvic floor problems, insomnia, back pain, hip pain, low milk supply, carpal tunnel, insomnia, night sweats, postpartum depression, or fatigue associated with the postpartum time.
According to the principles of Chinese medicine, a new mother loses much of her vital energy during childbirth. This is what can cause extreme fatigue and emotional distress. The postpartum period is an important time for her to regain her energy and strength so that she can continue to care for herself and her new baby.
Common conditions treated during postpartum recovery
- Body aches and pains
- C-Section scar recovery
- Healing from incisions
- Insufficient lactation
- Persistent Lochia
- Urinary Difficulty