Christine Sullivan, Natural Fertility Support Specialist, Brisbane - Ph 3857 8515

Post Natal & Breastfeeding Support

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While pregnancy may officially be only three trimesters the real development and adjustments take place in the first few weeks and months after birth.  After the excitement of pregnancy, and then focus on the labour and birthing, there is often insufficient attention paid to what could be called the 4th Trimester.

What happens once you are home with your new baby?  Do you know how you will feel or how you will cope?  This can be a time of both exhilaration and exhaustion.

The first three months of a baby’s life outside the uterus is a period of intense development and adjustment from foetal life to life in the outside world.  Likewise pregnancy and birth places a huge demand on you the mother, both physically and mentally so new mums need lots of support and nurturing in the recovery from pregnancy and birth and in the process of you and your little one getting to know each other.

Natural medicine (nutritional, naturopathic and herbal) can provide significant support for this important post partum period or 4th Trimester.  The aim is to support you and your baby’s health after the journey of pregnancy and birthing is over and deal with any worries or concerns as you adjust to new life with your newborn child.

Your body again goes through considerable post partum changes as it recovers from pregnancy and labour (or caesarean section) and adjusts to its new demands such as breastfeeding.

I understand the demands of new motherhood and can help with the wide range of problems that you and baby may experience in the first weeks after birth.  Let me ease your transition into your 4th trimester providing emotional and physiological support and reassurance to prepare  you for the physical, emotional, and lifestyle changes that come with being a new parent.

A consultation within the first three to six weeks generally assesses recovery, diet and nutritional status, breastfeeding establishment and hints, and strategies to cope with any other concerns such as sleep deprivation, feeding problems, fatigue and such.