Our Post Natal and Breastfeeding Support offers supportive treatments to help recovery after childbirth as well as any health issues which may occur in the weeks and months after delivering your baby.
Recovery from childbirth varies from woman to woman and also depends on how the birthing experience went and how well-nourished you were leading up to labour.
If you have been taking a partus preparator (a herbal tonic to help prepare your body for child birth, for information click here) then you can continue taking it to help reduce your uterus back to normal size.
Alternatively, an individual herbal tonic can be made up, which specifically addresses any issues arising from childbirth e.g. bleeding, exhaustion or if you have had a caesarean – help speed up the healing process and clear the effects of the anaesthetic. A herbal tonic prescribed after childbirth will also help encourage plentiful milk supply.
"After childbirth you may feel somewhat depleted and worn out. It is important to keep up good nutrition and additional supplements may be needed as all nutrients goes to your baby via your breast milk"
Breastfeeding puts increased demands on the mother’s nutritional reserves, which have just been depleted by pregnancy and birth.In fact, the demand for nutrients is even greater when you are breastfeeding than it was when you were pregnant. The best way of getting your nutrients are through a healthy diet (get an example diet here) however, supplements are important to cover any deficit and get you back on your feet faster.
Some of the symptoms experienced after giving birth such as post natal depression (not to be confused with post natal psychosis, which requires immediate medical attention) or a restless and crying baby can indicate nutritional deficiencies.
Below are some of the conditions which we treat during the postpartum period:
Baby blues & Post natal depression (can be affected by hormonal changes and nutritional deficiencies)
Improve milk supply
Mastitis and/or blocked ducts & cracked nipples
Urinary tract infections
Recovery after caesarean section or epidural
Baby is crying excessively
Your baby suffers from reflux
Your baby suffers from colic
Your baby suffers from allergies
Our Naturopaths at Perth Natural Fertility can recommend the right program for you and guide you through a safe, natural treatment for your and your newborn.
The natural supplements used together with a nutrient rich, whole food diet and appropriate lifestyle choices support your body and help you get back on your feet faster.
We find that changes are sustainable when they fit in with the rest of your lifestyle, budget, time and tastes so we take all these into account in our assessment and develop with you a practical action plan.