AFTER THE BIRTH (POST PARTUM)
Asian culture preserves a tradition of supporting a mother for one month after delivering a child. In Australian society, within days of giving birth, you are likely to be expected to be keeping house and supporting your family.
Your acupuncturist can provide some support for your physical and mental recovery. If you cannot have bed rest then some blood tonics can prevent months of fatigue, mood swings, jagged sleep, colds and fevers.
Treatment to improve blood circulation, after the birth, will result in a good quality breast milk supply which can calm, satisfy and nourish your new baby. A well-fed baby will also enable you to rest and recover more effectively.
Acupuncture also offers solutions to common post-natal complaints such as insufficient lactation, urination difficulty, abdominal cramps, bleeding, hair loss, constipation, fever, post natal depression, night sweats and mastitis.