Postpartum Care

Natural therapies for supporting mothers once baby arrives

Acupuncture can be a valuable resource for you in the weeks following you delivery.  Traditional Chinese Medicine places a strong emphasis on the importance of recovering from childbirth.  As an acupuncturist, I focus as much on your specific complaints as I do on nourishing the core deficiencies that often develop in new mothers.

In the weeks following delivery, acupuncture can be very effective in treating the below conditions:

    • Persistent afterpains
    • Persistent uterine bleeding
    • Breastfeeding problems – insufficient lactation, mastitis
    • Constipation/Hemorrhoids
    • C-section incision pain
    • Postpartum depression & anxiety
    • Night sweats

Taking even an hour out of your week can make a dramatic difference in how you feel and how you recover from labor and birth.  It’s sometimes hard to believe, but you really will be able to take better care of your new baby if you take good care of yourself as well.  In addition to acupuncture treatments, I have fantastic resources from recommendations for the most useful products to referrals to the best postpartum doulas, lactation consultants and postpartum counselors in town.