postpartum recovery

The Golden Month is the first month following childbirth.

This is a crucial time for the mother to nourish and rest so she can recover adequately and bond with her baby.  When a woman is cared for properly, chronic conditions may be resolved or prevented.

Postpartum Recovery treatments help provide nourishment and supplement the loss of qi and blood following childbirth and help bring the body back to its pre-pregnancy form.  Building qi and blood is useful for increasing milk supply, reducing emotional imbalance, and encouraging greater energy and vitality.

Acupuncture and other treatments alleviate:

  • Abdominal or Pelvic pain
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Depression/Baby Blues
  • Fatigue
  • Insufficient lactation
  • Mastitis
  • Muscle pain
  • Post-surgical/Incision recovery
  • Urinary difficulty

DSCF4857All new moms should consider a Mother Warming treatment with moxibustion early in their Golden Month to tonify and restore the uterus.

Follow these Postnatal Recovery Tips from Debra Betts to nourish your body with a proper diet and rest.

What to expect during the postpartum period, from the Mayo Clinic:
Postpartum Care: after a vaginal delivery
Postpartum Care: a c-section recovery