Bringing Baby Home

Bringing Baby Home

bringing-baby-homeDuring the last month of pregnancy is the perfect time to have weekly treatments to prepare for labour – I use a particular group of points that are traditionally said to ‘ripen the uterus’. This also sets you up for the subsequent weeks and months of mothering – which can be exhausting for mum.

If baby has not arrived by its due date labour can be induced by acupuncture, rather than having to resort to more aggressive intervention.

Post-partum recovery and depression can also be helped with TCM, so can breastfeeding issues.

Even if family and close friends are on hand to allow the new mother to rest, the addition of massage, moxa and herbs can help to replenish any lost stores of energy. There are some more wonderful traditional ideas for treatment used during this time to help mother and baby to thrive.