Delivering a baby is one of the most physically demanding things you will ever experience. Acupuncture and naturopathic medicine are very effective at helping your body heal, whether you delivered vaginally or had a c-section. For existing patients, I will come to your home for your first post partum visit, which I recommend you have within the first 5-7 days. I will draw you a bath filled with lovely healing herbs, give you acupuncture and hold your baby while you rest in the comfort of your own bed, and yes it’s okay if you fall asleep. You deserve this, mama.
You will likely be discharged from your OBGYN or midwife at your 6 week postpartum follow up visit. I have found that women need continued support well past 6 weeks for back pain, milk production, sleep and fatigue, mental/emotional support and various other concerns.
What to expect at your first visit for new patients
I will get a detailed health history, including labor and delivery history and review any lab results you might have. I recommend weekly acupuncture for the first 6 weeks postpartum and then once a month for the first year.