The placenta (zi he che) is a beneficial herb during postpartum, according to Chinese Traditional Medicine. It contains many nutrients for recovery after childbirth. It is rich in iron and protein and can help prevent or stop excess bleeding, increase milk supply and prevent postpartum depression. Eating placenta is well-known and accepted in many cultures for its health benefits. In Asia, moms frequently ask for their placenta after their baby has been delivered. In the US,
For a pregnant woman, sleeping positioning is one of the biggest concerns. Why? Improper positioning can be very uncomfortable, it may be a danger for both mother and baby by interfering with uterine blood flow and resulting in maternal hypotension, nausea, fainting, and ultimately shock, along with consequent effects on a baby.
How about lying on my back?
No! You should avoid lying on your back after the first trimester. The weight of the uterus puts pressure on the inferi
Prenatal Massage helps alleviate that stress so mom feels more comfortable during pregnancy. Prenatal massage gives mom time for self-care during pregnancy. Carrying and growing a baby requires a lot of energy! Take time to receive emotional and physical support with a nurturing and therapeutic touch. There are a few acupressure points we should avoid before 38-week pregnancy, when we receive prenatal massage therapy or acupuncture treatments. The first prohibited acupressure