Postpartum Care

Marti Lee Kennedy, Berkeley fertility specialist
Acupuncture during the approximately 6 weeks of the postpartum period will help promote the body’s healing. Acupuncture can help relieve fatigue, back pain and lactation problems.

Some mothers can be affected by mood swings during the postpartum period.  The first few days may be filled with feelings of both joy and depression. Hormonal fluctuations in the first week after birth contribute to these swings of emotion.

Though mood swings often subside after a few days, some women experience more significant symptoms.  “Postpartum depression”

Acupuncture postpartum is useful for balancing the hormones and may avoid a plunge into full scale postpartum depression.