Congratulations! Your journey into parenthood has now begun! Motherhood will change, challenge, reward and amaze you. It will also become the greatest accomplishment of your entire life.
Post childbirth in Chinese tradition women are recommended to be as gentle on themselves as in the first trimester.
The postpartum period can be one of the most vulnerable times of a woman’s life-there are not only rapid hormonal changes, recovery from labour as well as looking after a brand new baby. It is an extremely busy time as a new mother, learning to adjust to new life, adjusting to less sleep and learning how to decipher a babies needs.
With the new demands in life it is important that women nourish themselves, allow their body to recover and keep their energy up so they are able to provide the best care and nourishment for their new baby.
How can Life Synergy help you?:
Chinese medicine has a long history of caring for mothers post childbirth and at Life Synergy our practitioners provide treatments that revive and repair the mother post childbirth. In many instances women are exhausted and have experienced either minor or major blood loss which if left untreated can cause have health implications in the future. Our practitioners pay particular focus on rebalancing and strengthening the body, clearing out any excess stagnation i.e. blood in the uterus or clearing out any excess heat that may be trapped in the body.
Allowing our patients the best foundation for post natal health and helps avoid the following:
- iron deficiency
- lactation problems (Click here for more information on lactation treatment)
- fatigue/ exhaustion
- post natal depression
Tips for new mothers:
As a new mother it is important to learn how to trust your instincts and focus on what works for both you and your baby. At first, try to do nothing but sleep, relax and breastfeed. It is very important to try and sleep when your baby is sleeping as many babies (especially in the first 3 weeks) are awake at night and asleep in the day.
Remember your body has been through major changes so don’t exert yourself or try anything too strenuous. Instead be gentle and kind on yourself and your body- just as careful as you were in your first trimester. Relax into the new chapter and do your best to enjoy your newborn at every stage as they are forever changing and growing!
In traditional Chinese culture, women do not leave the house for one month after giving birth. In this time the women are encouraged not to get cold, not to eat cold foods or exert themselves. Instead the focus is purely on nursing their newborn and regaining their strength and vitality so they are able to get back to good health. Mothers being in top health is not only important for the baby as they are passing nourishment through breastfeeding, but is also important for her future health, immunity and overall wellbeing.
TIP: PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION
Consuming the placenta has been recommended in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years due to its amazing properties believed to make a huge difference to a mothers recovery, mental health and wellbeing. Please enquire at your appointment for more information.
Life Synergy Natural Medicine is a Gold Coast based clinic that has an expert team of qualified and experience natural therapist to assist you throughout your Pregnancy Journey.
From the moment you walk into our clinic, a sense of relaxation is felt. This is the beginning steps allowing us to listen, support and solely focus on you. The experience felt at our clinic allows you to enter a state of calm which as a result enhances our body’s best wellbeing.