Return of Fertility, Heavy Periods and Period Problems After Baby

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There is a lot of confusion out there about what is considered normal or ideal for the return of fertility after giving birth. Many women experience changes in their cycles after giving birth and aren’t sure where to turn for help or if they even need help in the first place.

Let’s start by honoring that there is a wide variety of normal as to when signs of fertility return after having a baby. Although, I’ll also note that women who choose to not breastfeed or pump at all (or are unable to) or those experiencing a loss should see signs of ovulation within 6-8 weeks after giving birth.

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Immune support, Chinese Medicine and COVID-19

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If you’re here you already know that my focus is on women’s hormonal, sexual and pelvic health. I’m by no means an infectious disease expert; however, I do have a Master’s degree in East Asian Medicine that required me to study the pathogenesis of epidemics and various infectious diseases from both a biomedicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine point of view.

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The Energetic Pelvis: A Chinese Medicine View

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You could say that my general focus is women’s pelvic health. The female pelvis houses the uterus, ovaries, uterine tubes, cervix, vagina, bladder, rectum and the corresponding openings and includes layers of tissue — muscle, fascia, connective tissue and erectile tissue. Every person (so far!) enters the world first living in and emerging from this place. Pelvic health is essential for vibrant health, sexuality, reproduction and a felt sense of safety.

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