Excellent self care during pregnancy and afterwards in the postpartum year sets the stage for well-being throughout motherhood and the nourishment extends to your child, family and beyond. Taking care of yourself first really matters!
Many things contribute to well-being during pregnancy and postpartum, including plenty of rest, eating a well rounded nutritious diet, gentle exercise, stress management and nurturing your passions to mention a few.
Acupuncture treatments are excellent self care to help keep your body’s energies flowing freely, balancing and relaxing so your body can focus on what it is innately able to do — grow and give birth to a strong healthy baby and stay healthy afterwards!
In addition to relaxing your body and helping to manage general aches, pains, stressors and fatigue, regular acupuncture relieves the following common ailments experienced during the pregnancy and postpartum years:
- Back and hip pain
- Neck and shoulder tension
- Achy hip and other joints
- Carpal tunnel, De Quervain syndrome
- Numbness and tingling in fingers
- Pregnancy rhinitis
- Swelling of hands and feet
- Milk production issues
- Postpartum depression
- High Blood Pressure
- and many other issues that arise during the pregnancy and postpartum years
Taking care of yourself teaches your children the importance of self care in their own lives. My heartfelt advice is to become solidly settled into rituals of self care during your pregnancy which will enable you to care for others from a full cup and avoid going into motherhood depleted. A solid self care practice during pregnancy will keep your reserves flowing for when they are needed even more — in motherhood!
Schedule your appointment to discuss your specific acupuncture and self-care needs and get started in your self-care ritual for the pregnancy and postpartum years. I would be honored to help build a mama self-care plan tailor-made for you.