Birth of a Baby, Birth of a Mother

“As it stands, motherhood is a sort of wilderness through which each woman hacks her way, part martyr, part pioneer; a turn of events from which some women derive feelings of heroism, while others experience a sense of exile from the world they knew.”

Rachel Cusk

With the birth of a baby, comes the birth of a mother and the birth of a family.

New motherhood is beautiful, but it can also be really, really hard…physically, emotionally and psychologically.

As your body and mind adjust into new motherhood be rest assured we are here to support you.  Our team of practitioners can help you restore the health of your body and mind.  We are here to help you create community and ease the transition.

Recovering after birth doesn’t have to be painful and uncomfortable.  Chiropractic care after baby is born is essential in helping you recover faster and resolving the many aches and pains that arise.  You don’t have to wait till you’re six weeks postpartum to receive care.

You have just carried a baby for about 10 months.  Your pelvic floor NEEDS rehabilitation postpartum. Whether you have symptoms or not once you’re cleared by your OB or Midwive you should ensure your pelvic floor is checked out and address any issues in order to PREVENT future problems from arising.

Your postpartum care deserves to be comprehensive.  Naturopathic medicine can ensure you have a smoother recovery.  Whether its your mood, energy, sleep issues, breastfeeding concerns or other health challenges, Naturopathic medicine can help you identify and address underlying health conditions impacting your health and create a concrete plan to get you on the road to feeling better.

Acupuncture can help you start feeling like yourself again.  It is effective in treating a variety of postpartum related issues such as aches and pains including tendonitis, carpal tunnel, sciatica and headaches, digestive issues, insomnia, anxiety & depression and it can also help promote breastmilk production.

There is shift that occurs when a child is born.  New identities are created for both mother and father and adjusting to these new identities can sometimes be hard.

Having support and knowing where to turn to when the transition gets hard is crucial.  Life is hard, motherhood is hard and having an impartial person help you work through your challenges can make a world of a difference.  There is no reason you should be struggling alone when there is help out there.  Talking to a counsellor can help both mothers and fathers adjust to their new found identities and help ease this shift so that you they can start enjoying their new family.

Massage therapy is an easy way to provide yourself with some self care time postpartum.  It helps you relax, reduces stress & anxiety and relieves common aches and pains that can arise with holding and feeding your baby.  The benefits of therapeutic touch are endless.