After Birth

Postnatal

Give yourself the support you need during your postnatal period.

Chinese medicine has historically placed great importance on the postnatal phase, known as the golden month, 30-40 days taken from 3 days post birth. Diet and rest are the key elements to encourage lactation and recovery from childbirth or a miscarriage.

Focusing on these things was traditionally seen as important for ensuring future fertility, strength, and wellbeing. Childbirth is seen as a major loss of QI (Vital Energy) and Blood. Clearly, women lose a lot of Blood and QI during and post birth in varying degrees which affects organs such as Spleen (producer of blood), Liver (storer of blood), Heart (commander of Blood), are deficient because of this loss.

The golden month was respected as a time of recovery and rest where specific foods were eaten to provide the necessary nourishment. 30 days is the time it takes to regenerate from the entirety of pregnancy and birth. Huge! It’s a time to rest when possible, build exercise back in gradually and wisely and choose a diet that focuses on building blood and energy.

Culturally, this period of recovery isn’t generally as readily acknowledged. There can be a sense of needing to get back into life and pushing back out into the world quicker than you feel ready within this fresh and vulnerable period post birth. Perhaps you have felt this from fear of needing too for various reasons such as partners going back etc.

It is such an incubating time that can’t ever be claimed back where you are recovering from pregnancy, birth, connecting to the baby and integrating becoming a mother. Claim it….trust what your body and being needs at each moment. Trust that you will expand into life again once you’ve recovered and call upon the support you need, no matter how selfish that may feel.

Post Birth issues may include the following issues:

Days 1-5: Delayed breast milk or engorgement

Weeks 2-5: Nourish The Mumma- recover and  replenish 

7 weeks: Caesarian Scar Bridging

  •  key meridians that have been severed, including the meridian systems of the spleen, stomach, kidney and the conception vessel (ren) 

Nourish Mumma Post Birth

Want to assist your recovery?

We offer support to women in the early post natal phase.

Consider staying in a calm and peaceful environment during this time and potentially arranging a mobile visit for convenience. 

Mother warming means energising key points over your womb at Day 5 and 10-14 days post birth. If you want a mobile visit please TEXT me to arrange a time

Book your Free 15-Minute Phone Consultation Here

Nourish Mumma Post Birth Initial (Clinic)

Duration

1 hour (including mobile fee)

Price

$160

Post Natal Mobile Visits

Duration

1 hour Consultation

Price

$130

Birth Trauma Release

Feel like you’re holding trauma after your birthing experience?

Birth is a vulnerable place and it’s easy to feel that elements of your birthing experience my still be challenging to accept and integrate. As a transpersonal art therapist and meridian tapping practitioner, I can support you to clear and release emotions and trauma that may linger post birth. Incorporating  acupuncture can strengthen and balance your system.

Don’t stay stuck or drift into depression,  it’s ideal to shift what’s challenging so you can flow with the journey of motherhood and your baby.

Book your Free 15-Minute Phone Consultation Here

Duration

90 mins. Consultation

Price

$200

Caesarean Scar Bridge Initial

lRe-invigorate and energise the flow for healing after a cesarian…

Surgery means cold instruments severing and entering warm places of our body leaving varying degrees of cold and a blockage to the energy flow of the area. In a cesarian, up to 4 major channels of circulation are interrupted.  

This acupuncture treatment involves inserting small needles at each end and along both sides of the scar and warming with a moxabustion stick to create a comforting sensation. 

So what happens to our flow of qi during and after cesarean birth?

The abdomen includes the meridian systems of the spleen, stomach, kidney and the conception vessel (Ren). The modern horizontal, “bikini” incision for a cesarean section divides through at least the conception vessel, kidney, and stomach channels, and may include the spleen as well.

As it’s major abdominal surgery, it often results in Qi blockage, often felt as numbness, tingling and/or pain and often is the answer to the unexplainable sensations in our bodies that modern Western medicine reports as normal. 

The numbness that often accompanies recovery and may last a lifetime can be explained as the flow of qi not recovering properly in one or multiple of these meridians.

When and why get a cesarian scar bridging session?

The right time to get session is when your scar has healed, at around 6 weeks, where there is no redness pain or oozing at the site. If in doubt, the surgical site needs to be medically evaluated.

Along the midline of the front of the body is a meridian called the conception vessel, one of the extra meridians of the body. It’s partner meridian runs down the spine and is called the governing vessel. The conception vessel is said to originate in the uterus in women. 

According to Li Shi-Zhen “The conception vessel and the governing vessel are like midnight and midday, they are the polar axis of the body…there is one source and two branches, one goes to the front and the other to the back of the body…When we try to divide these, we see that yin and yang are inseparable. When we try to see them as one, we see that it is an indivisible whole.” 

*Given a cesarian surgery cuts to and through the uterus, dividing these essential vessels, woman may not feel “not whole” afterwards. I offer the benefits of tapping to release blocked trauma and emotion along with the scar bridging which can be vital in healing the emotional response.

 *Western medicine cannot see qi or meridians on modern imaging systems yet they have recognised that acupuncture will speed the recovery post surgery by increasing blood flow to the area of incision, which decreases pain and numbness and reduces scar tissue.

*Encourage qi flow through the conception vessel channel
*Many women hope to avoid surgical interventions with birth. Whether the surgery was planned prior to labor or occurred after days of laboring, women can experience a range of deep emotions after a c-section. 

Book your Free 15-Minute Phone Consultation Here

Duration

75 mins. Consultation

Price

$160

Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Zi He Che belongs to the ‘Tonic herbs for Yang Deficiency’ category. Tonic herbs are used for patterns of Deficiency like the loss of blood and energy post birth.

Women are depleted of qi following birth because they give off their own life essence in bringing a child into the world and become infected by cold, so warming is key for them, both inside and out. 

There is historical evidence for use in treating insufficient lactation by boosting qi (energy or warmth), and nourishing the blood.  Zǐ hé chē, or placenta, is said to be effective through the lung, liver, kidney, and heart channels of the body.

Placenta consumption (sometimes called placentophagy), is a centuries-old practice. It is well-known in the area of Chinese medicine. The practice has grown in popularity around the world as more and more parents try it in hopes for an easier and calmer postpartum experience.

In short, placenta encapsulation is the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been dehydrated, ground, and placed into pills. Holly offers both the Raw & the TCM methods, based on a women’s contitutional strength.

TCM: The traditional method involves steaming the placenta using lemon, ginger and peppers based on a womans needs. The lemon is thought of as an antiseptic, and can help move the placenta throughout the body, while the ginger and pepper act as warming agents, dehydration for about 24 hours. This method is warming and wouldn’t be recommended for women who experience feeling heat with nights sweats, inflammation or mastitis. 

RAW: The Raw placenta encapsulation process still involves dehydrating the placenta, but skips the steaming step.  The essence of this approach is  placenta is to preserve vital enzymes in food.

Although all food preparation is restricted to temperatures less than 118 degrees F. In the case of placenta, some argue that the Raw method yields a medicine with more hormones and nutrients but there are equal concerns that this method is not proven to kill all blood borne pathogens and thus is not our process of choice.

The capsules containing dried placenta are taken by the birthing parent in the period after giving birth, usually within the first six or so weeks postpartum or can be saved for further support through the first year of motherhood. 

This package includes:

  • Collection from hospital
  • Processing & delivery of caps within 3 days
  • Vege caps of placenta
  • A placenta print
  • Tincture & homeopathic tincture

    Book your Free 15-Minute Phone Consultation Here

Price

$450

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