Energy and hormone balance for new mums
TIREDNESS, exhaustion and sometimes even being overwhelmed can be a regular part of parenting as you learn to adjust to your new role as a mother, or mother of a growing family.
The first 4-6 weeks post birth are when most women present with the most serious short term issues, such as recovery from tears, bruising and blood loss alongside issues with milk supply, feeding attachment and breast health issues (nipple thrush, mastitis).
At this early time, we offer our patients the option of a quick 15 minute check in or phone consult to get on top of any of these issues.
We also make sure you are linked into available services such as lactation clinic, physiotherapy, Early Motherhood Service etc.
The combination of natural medicines and these services help the majority of our patients get on top of almost everything that can happen in the first 4-6 weeks.
However, we also notice a huge volume of new mothers presenting from 6-12 months post partum.
This seems to be when most of the fatigue, hormonal imbalances and underlying health issues rear their ugly heads.
Not to mention, that by then, new mums have now had 6-12 months of interrupted sleep!
Periods can return, breast feeding can become compromised due to infections, back to work, busy schedules and demands of motherhood, fatigue, aches, acne and low mood can make you feel like you are not coping any more.
Making time to care for yourself is vitally important even though it feels impossible.
Rest assured there are many avenues of support available, but when there just doesn’t seem like you have any time in the day (or night) for you to get what you need, the best approach is to begin e: email@example.com with solutions for your wellbeing that don’t take time.
Tending to your nutritional needs (which are the highest compared to any other stage of life) through supplementation is a great start.
Utilising very safe and effective remedies, your naturopath can help with sleep deprivation, recovery and healing, mood, energy levels, breastfeeding and more.
One of the most wonderful remedies for post birth recovery and regaining energy levels is a personalised herbal mix.
Belinda and Sophie can tailor your mix with calming, rejuvenating and restoring herbs to stimulate healing of tissues, reduce inflammation and restore energy.
Whether an acute infection (mastitis, cold, flu, ear infection, sinus) or more chronic health issue (insomnia, stress, mood, acne, hormone imbalance, preparation for your next baby, breast feeding changes) we are here to help with safe, effective medicines and advice. Ms. Sarah Bekker - Dental Hygienist Dr. Carolyn Chong BDSc Melb Dr. David Lin BDSc Melb - Principal Dentist Dr Martin Horwood BDS Adel
BY NATUROPATHS SOPHIE LORBACK AND BELINDA MCPHERSON (BHSCI. NATUROPATHY)
MOTHER AND CHILD: Adjusting to life with a baby is a big step for all new mothers.