Chinese Medicine for Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Wellness
Posted Jan 14 2013 12:43am
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are phenomenal tools to support you from conception through postpartum. Pregnancy is a time of growth and change, during which many women experience discomfort. Chinese medicine brings balance to the body and reduces these common discomforts: nausea, vomiting, edema, fatigue, emotional stress, abnormal bleeding, threatened miscarriage, musculoskeletal pain, and much more. It is recommended you receive weekly treatment during the first trimester, monthly treatment during the second trimester and biweekly treatments during weeks 37 through 40.
Birth preparation treatments are focused on descending and optimizing position of baby, relaxing and softening the cervix and pelvis, relieving stress and anxiety and promoting energy to sustain birth. Kat is a trained gentle birth doula. She combines her gentle birth philosophy with her Chinese medical training and offers on site birth acupuncture at home, birth center, and hospital births. However you choose to give birth, acupuncture can support you through this process. The benefits of acupuncture during early and active labor include: ripening cervix, reducing anxiety and stress, shortening length of labor, and promoting natural pain relief.
Nutritional and emotional nourishment are key components to sustaining the common stressors new moms encounter. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs effectively nourish and rebalance the body after birth. Common conditions treated include: low milk supply, mastitis, retained lochia, after-pains, prolapse, urinary or digestive symptoms, postpartum depression, painful or cracked nipples, and much more. Kat offers postpartum home-visits for those who prefer.
We invite you to contact us and look forward to working with you.