Following childbirth, a woman's condition is very vulnerable and much care should be taken to eat well and rest. Unfortunately, the trend in our society is for women to leave their beds shortly after childbirth, and even go back to work only days after this vulnerable time. In some cases, when delivery is prolonged or a larger quantity of blood is lost, it becomes even more important to continue postpartum care.
So much emphasis is put on what you should and shouldn't do while you are pregnant, but not enough attention is given to how to look after yourself after labor. A mother needs to be healthy in order to look after her new addition.
In Chinese medicine, the postpartum time is a time of deficiency. Women commonly have a tendency toward Qi and Blood deficiency, for obvious reasons. Women can lose a lot of Blood and Qi during and after childbirth.
Chinese medicine can benefit many postpartum conditions, such as:
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