10 December 2020 - A woman's body undergoes significant hormonal and physiological changes during pregnancy and after giving birth. While many mothers are feeling blessed and happy, a very large group of women have the feeling that they have ended up in a big thunderstorm. The changes that women have to go through are immense and very intense.
In Chinese medicine, the four months immediately after labor are considered the postpartum period. After giving birth, the body focuses the first month on replenishing the nutrients lost by the mother during labor. The following months the uterus will recover and her blood and qi will find balance again. It is not surprising that pregnancy and childbirth exhaust the mother mentally and physically.
Many women have symptoms immediately after their baby is born, such as: fatigue, incontinence, poor breast milk production, abdominal pain, insomnia, depression, hair loss, dizziness and hormonal imbalance.
To all new moms, this is not strange or exceptional, absolutely not! In fact, we actually think that this topic should receive a lot more attention because almost all mothers have one of the above conditions in the first period after giving birth.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture can support you if you suffer from postpartum imbalances. If you have any questions or want to know more, don't hesitate to contact us.