A lot is happening in the first six weeks after childbirth. During this time, the postpartum period, your body will change as it returns to its non-pregnant condition. As with pregnancy, postpartum changes are different for every woman.
Physical changes can include afterpains and sore muscles from the effort of labour. Mentally and emotionally there is a lot happening too and often there is a general and, sometimes it seems, perpetual tiredness from lack of sleep and breast feeding. After the initial high of welcoming your new baby into the world this fatigue can often be challenging and make you feel depleted or sad.
Acupuncture can be useful in postnatal recovery and help with:
- Difficulty sleeping or difficulty getting back to sleep after night feeds
- Back pain
- Pelvic pain
- Mastitis (breast infection)
- Insufficient lactation
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