Midwives offer the best outcome
NATUROPATHIC obstetrics is strongly positioned in providing healthcare during pregnancy including about 6 weeks after newborn delivery.
The actual childbirth is outside the scope of naturopathic practice. Without hesitation I consider trained midwives have nothing but the best possible intent for a safe childbirth outcome.
Midwives are skilled medical persons who are trained in newborn delivery. I have been fortunate in knowing several midwives trained in the previous hospital system. From many years ago and currently, I always enjoy conversations with these highly skilled midwives about the pricelessness of life.
With that said I consider that State governments throughout Australia should provide services as was available years ago, mum and newborn spent several days in a maternity facility. This provided an environment conducive for mum and baby. Mum could recovery from the birth as well as remaining under the care of midwives who make sure baby is feeding favourably.
It was understood that possibly, around day 5 after the birth unexpected events possibly present. So that extra time with midwives on hand made it comfortable for mum and bub.
Naturopathy can aid the mother by assisting with easy strategies to support milk production for the benefit of the baby.
Adequate milk can also aid in bonding between mum and bub. Several reliable floral herbals work very well in this capacity so long as they are appropriately dispensed and made into herbal tea.
Variables such as to what herbal teas will suit depends upon labour disorders. Conditions such as prolonged labour, maternal or foetal distress, multiple pregnancy or prolapsed umbilical cord may result in refreshing herbal teas being contraindicated due to circumstance.
A complication that can be very painful for mum is mastitis, occurring due to a milk duct obstruction. naturopath hygienic strategies are strongly positioned in relieving duct obstruction.
By freshly grating an appropriate botanical, adding it to flaxseed oil and applying it as a poultice to the affected part, relief in almost all cases occurs.
However, if mastitis becomes considerably inflamed, naturopathy is likely to prescribe a safe herbal extract with antiseptic and immune stimulant properties.
A medical GP possibly will prescribe antibiotics for the condition. If antibiotics are dispensed by a GP, obtain naturopathic prebiotic and probiotic direction to hasten gut flora recovery.
It is best not to self medicate with vitamin C as you might find it may cause moderate discomfort to the newborn.