Postpartum

Postpartum Care

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have much to offer women during this important and intense period.

Postpartum is a unique time in a woman’s life. She may be recovering from a difficult labor and delivery, there may be emotional concerns such as depression or anxiety, after pains, digestive or urinary problems, or persistent lochial bleeding. There may be lactation issues, such as insufficient supply or mastitis. Even if a women is free from all of these issues she is still in a uniquely challenging place. After having a baby every woman is in a state of recovery, her body and her mind needing to find balance, to heal and to be restored. And simultaneously she is required to meet the needs of a newborn baby. It is a delicate balance ensuring that the mother is well taken care of so that the baby may also thrive.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have much to offer women during this important and intense period. Traditionally the health and longevity of a culture depended on the fertility of it’s women, so great care was taken to ensure that women had adequate recuperation time and excellent care after childbirth. This is still important for the long-term well-being of the mother and the health of her family and of subsequent children. Women that receive adequate care postpartum are less likely to experience reproductive health issues in the future, and more likely to experience greater health and vitality both immediately and in the long term, as well as greater ease and satisfaction mothering.

We offer treatment for a variety of postpartum concerns such as:

  • Breast feeding difficulties such as insufficient milk supply, mastitis
  • Pain such as after pains, aches and pains, abdominal pain, joint pain
  • Postpartum depression, insomnia, fatigue
  • Persistant lochial discharge/ bleeding that last longer than 3 weeks
  • Urinary difficulty
  • Constipation and hemorrhoids
  • General birth recovery and restoring health and wellness