ACUPUNCTURE FOR BREECH AND POSTERIOR PRESENTATION Discovering your baby is breech can be a devastating experience. It can often leaving you feeling there is no choice but to have a Caesarean-section or an external cephalic version, which is where the baby is turned by manipulating the baby through the mother’s abdomen. Luckily there is another alternative for turning a breech baby.
Chinese Traditions of Postpartum Care Postpartum care and traditions vary all over the world and the act of caring for the new mother has been adapted by many cultures. All share similar concepts that include unburdening the new mother by taking over things like cleaning/caring for older children, supplying her with nutritious food to aid in her recovery, and time-honoured traditions
Acupressure for Birth – When to Step in and When to Knit – by Kerry Marshall Registered Acupuncturist
I was living in London and newly trained as an acupuncturist. A colleague asked me to attend the birth of her twins and to bring my needles. I had already been a support person for a couple of friends first babies and loved the experience. With a combination of pins and acupressure I was able to help with pain relief and
Alcohol around conception and pregnancy At Mornington Chinese Medicine we have numerous lifestyle recommendations for the time when you are trying to conceive and also maintain optimal health. One of those recommendations for men or women is to totally cut out alcohol. This can sometimes be the most difficult step for some individuals, but the reasons behind this little piece of
Reasons for a Late Period that don’t mean you’re Pregnant – by Andrea Murphy, Licensed Acupuncturist
Nearly every woman has had a time in her life where she’s been waiting on the edge of her seat for her period to show up. Occasionally this delay causes a gal to pee on a few sticks, while she wonders if her life is about to change forever, only to very anti-climactically get her period a few days later. Late
The egg timer test, as its commonly touted & even promoted by IVF clinics & Fertility specialists to my dismay is accurately named the Anti-Mullerian Hormone test or AMH. To understand this test further lets understand your ovarian function first. An ovarian follicle is a fluid-filled sac that contains an immature egg, or oocyte. During ovulation a mature egg is released
Delving into birth stories. I have listened to many birth stories in my treatment room, in women’s circles and on sofas with cups of tea. I love all the details, hearing about the twists and turns, the pain and determination, the trauma, the awe, disappointments and joy. Your birth story becomes part of who you are, it is a shared
How Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture supports you through pre-conception, pregnancy, labour preparation & postpartum care. If you have been trying to conceive for 6 – 12 months without success and you partner’s sperm has been thoroughly assessed and passed with flying colours; which by the way is an increasingly rare occurrence, you maybe starting to wonder why its not happening?
You’ve been told you have PCOS & been put on the pill ? to “regulate” your period (which is code for let’s shut off your ovaries until you want to get pregnant & deal with it then). Unfortunately this is a common case & it makes it hard as a practitioner to help until someone is ready to come off the
Kerry Marshall delves into the Heart of the fertility patient Women trying for a baby are one of the most compliant motivated patients I treat. Navigating through the abundant information about Fertility available to us can lead to a sense of control and knowledge, but in lots of cases confusion and overwhelm. What works for one person may not be
Here at MCM we are known for our experience in supporting natural fertility and IVF. We work with patients as they prepare themselves to conceive and then as they are trying to fall pregnant. We work with pregnant patients to support them and ease discomfort during their pregnancy. We help pregnant bodies become ready for labour, and we can even work
Life after labour Labour & childbirth are a popular topic. It gets much more air time with pregnant mums than the aftermath. I rarely have people asking about after the baby is born, its all related to the birth process. This seems a little odd to me. On one hand I understand, it’s built up as this huge milestone or