Have you heard of the Golden Month?
You have just given birth and are surviving on little sleep, your body is recovering from pregnancy and birth and your hormones are all over the place. Your precious little newborn needs you to help them slowly adjust from being in your womb to coming earth-side. Welcome to the fourth trimester!
This is the time when your newborn adjusts to life outside the womb and you adjust to new motherhood.
At HQ we believe that after birth planning is even more important than pregnancy planning. Pregnancy and birth take a toll on your body and emotions not to mention the increased nutrient demands on your body if you are breastfeeding. Whether you have a natural birth or a C-section, we all need support to help us heal and replenish vitality so we can care for our tiny humans.
In Chinese culture the Golden Month is the important time post partum when new mums have nourishing food cooked for them and are encouraged to put their feet up and recover from birthing a tiny human. It prepares them for the journey of motherhood ahead. Sounds like a good idea right?
The Golden Month is based on Chinese Medicine principles. During child birth a mother loses blood and vital energy that needs replenishing. The Golden Month enables a new mum to replenish vital energy stores and nutrients following pregnancy and child birth to help support breastfeeding and bond with their new baby. In fact there is a traditional saying ‘nourish the mother, to nourish the child’.
Not only does post birth aftercare help a new mum recover and help to ward off the baby blues, it may help prevent future problems with physical and emotional wellbeing.
At HQ we think that’s more than enough reason to practice some after birth care, so to help mums on their journey we have developed our own Golden Month - Post Birth Vitality.