Mother’s Day can be a difficult time for those of us that are not yet mothers but want to be. 1 in 8 couples will have difficult conceiving. 15-25% of women have lost babies to miscarriage. Here is some advice for how to handle Mother’s Day:
I recently had the chance to tour the Pumpspotting Breast Express that came to Blossom Birth on tour. Pumpspotting is a community based app whose mission is to give breast feeding women a platform to find support for breast feeding and pumping. Not every woman is able to breast feed but it is great that women are able get more support from an online community. Read more to find out how acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can also support your baby feeding efforts!
When we think about making a baby we often think about the sperm and the egg as being the key ingredients. Once the sperm and the egg have merged to become an embryo it must implant in the uterine lining (endometrium). In Western Medicine we know that a complex series of events needs to align to create the perfect conditions for this to happen. Read more here about how acupuncture can help support the uterine lining…
Nutritional changes can make a huge difference on the hormones that affect developing eggs! Did you know that the budding eggs in your ovaries can be negatively influenced by excessive insulin that is more likely to be released after some foods than other foods? Here is how you can help those eggs!
A 2004 randomized study published in the British Medical Journal found that over a 12 month period participants who received acupuncture had less headaches, missed less work and had an overall better quality of life.
Lower back pain doesn’t need to be part of pregnancy. Acupuncture can help relieve this pain. An observational study on acupuncture treatment on pregnancy women with lumbopelvic pain (this includes lower back and hip pain) reported that 89% of women in the study reported a pain decrease after just 3 treatments.