Many cultures have a nurturing post-birth tradition that surrounds mother and child for a month allowing the two to rest and recover fully before resuming normal activities.
Chinese medicine theory agrees this period of rest enables the mother to replenish her energy and blood, generate adequate breast milk, get to know her baby and recover, blessed rest.
You can take Chinese tonic herbs to support your recuperation and helping refill the mother’s cup. If you’ve had a caesarean section, gentle acupuncture around the scar will speed healing.
If you’re struggling with the mental or physical load associated with becoming a parent, make some time for you and share the load. You deserve it!