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! Acupuncture helps keep your body’s energy flowing freely to your reproductive and other vital organs, keep hormones balanced and helps your body relax, so it 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 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 other issues that can arise during the pregnancy and postpartum years . . . just send me an email if you have any questions!
A solid self care practice during pregnancy will keep your reserves flowing for when they are needed even more — in motherhood! 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 mama care during your pregnancy and postpartum years, which will enable you to care for others from a full cup and avoid going through motherhood depleted.
Schedule an appointme nt to discuss your specific needs and get started in your self-care rituals for the pregnancy and postpartum years. I would be honored to help build a self-care plan tailor-made for you!