The postpartum period refers to the six weeks directly following childbirth. This time is a very important and delicate time for both baby and mother. It’s time for her to bond with her baby externally, create a solid breastfeeding relationship, get adequate rest, eat very warm nourishing foods, and drinking a lot of fluids. She will need a lot of emotional, mental, and physical support from friends and family.
There are very real benefits in using traditional Chinese medicine during a pregnancy and during the postnatal period to prevent disharmonies. “Mother warming” is a useful post partum treatment given around day four or five post-birth. It is used to energize the mother and aid in her recovery and is very well received by women after childbirth as it can be done by the mother herself or one of her support people in the convenience of her own home and bed.