The Postpartum

Self-Cultivation to Empower Mothers After Childbirth

by Jenny Allison
Item #: C-JA001

Approved by: Standard Certificate, NCCAOM, IVAS

Language: English

Course Type: Studio Recording

Course Length: 2.5 h

Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Access Period: Lifetime

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The Postpartum

Course Overview

This two-part course is designed to develop an understanding of Yangsheng in the postpartum, the art of self-cultivation and taking the opportunity for change inherent in this life transition. Each module will be one hour long and will be illustrated with mothers’ stories and footage from interviews with mothers. As this is intended for CM practitioners in a western setting with patients from many different cultural backgrounds, there will be an emphasis on understanding various different cultural practices in postpartum care from a Chinese medical viewpoint. There will be a discussion of how to help manage and support mothers’ postpartum in a modern clinical setting.

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Course Objectives

  • Understand the physiology of the postpartum from the perspective of Western Biomedicine.
  • Understand the physiology of the postpartum from the perspective of Chinese Medicine.
  • Understand the benefits of a well-managed postpartum, including the concept of the Golden Month, as an opportunity for long-term health improvements in the mother.
  • Understanding the principles of managing the postpartum, as well as the following aspects of self care: Rest, Routine Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Dietary Therapy, and Social Support.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 15 minIntroduction to the postpartum in the Yangsheng tradition. Cross-cultural perceptions of the postpartum.

15 min - 45 minPostpartum physiology – Chinese Medicine perspective. Postpartum physiology – Western Medicine perspective. Benefits of a good postpartum: bonding, healing of old trauma and resourcing oneself for future good health.

45 min - 1 hrsComponent 1 of good care, "Rest": energy output postpartum, what constitutes proper rest.

1 hrs - 1.25 hrsComponent 2 of good care, "Massage and Warmth": avoiding cold, mother warming, massage.

1.25 hrs - 1.5 hrsComponent 3 of good care, "Proper Diet": requirements and principles of the postpartum diet.

1.5 hrs - 1.75 hrsComponent 4 of good care, "Support": mothering the mother, honouring the mother, giving practical support.

1.75 hrs - 2.25 hrsThree case histories.

2.25 hrs - 2.5 hrsConclusion


Jenny Allison is a Chinese Medicine practitioner and author of ‘Golden Month: Caring for the World’s Mothers after Childbirth.’ She has focused on woman’s health for the past 30 years, and has a special interest in the care of mothers postpartum.
Course Length 2.5h
Course Language English
Course Type Studio Recording
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