Brisbane Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Postpartum First Step

First Step for New Mother


Excretion of Lochia

* The excretion of lochia is depends on the contraction of the uterus, if new mother is exhausted via labour process, the delaying (weakness) of contraction may leads to retention of lochia. 
What is Lochia
* Lochia is post-partum vaginal discharge, containing blood, mucus and placetal tissues. 
Lochia discharge typically continues for 4 to 6 weeks after childbirth. 

What can Chinese Postpartum lying-in help with excretion of Lochia?

1. During the first week of postpartum lying-in, Sheng Hua Tang will be prescribed for postpartum women. 
2. Proper food recipes also helps the new mother to eliminate the water retention and increases body metabolism. 

What Is Sheng Hua Tang? 

Sheng Hua Tang is the common Chinese herbs formulae we gives to postpartum women, so Sheng Huw Tang is been called: 1st decoction after labour. 

Sheng Hua Tang is consists of "invigorating blood circulation" herbs, that is mainly used to
"expel old blood and encourage the forming of new blood." 

Therefore, Start to take Sheng Hua Tang after 2 days of childbirth, and continuing for 5-7 days depends on the excretion of lochia. 

Natural Birth: Start Sheng Hua Tang 2 days after labour, and continiuning for 5-7 days depends on the excretion of lochia. 
Cesarean Section (C-Section): Start 2 days after labour, continuing for 3-5 days depends on the excretion of lochia. 

** After C-Section, the obstetric always clean the uterus already, therefore, only required 3-5 days.
  

*** To get "Sheng Hua Tang" from Golden TCM Natural Medicine, simply call and make a request" 
The cost of Sheng Hua Tang is $40 (for 5 days)***


Sheng Hua Tang for postpartum care
 (1st formulae after labor)

 

Indication: Invigorate blood, expel blood stasis, disperse cold and helps uterus recovery.

 

Ingredients:

1.      Herbal Formula

2.      Rice wine (700ml) + (350ml)

 

Methods of cooking:

1.      Put herbal formula and rice wine 700ml into a pan, simmer for 1 hour after boiling.

2.      Pour out the herbal decoction after it reduced to about 200cc.

3.      Pour in rice wine 350ml to the pan (where the remaining herbal formula), simmer for 1/2 hour after boiling.

4.      Pour out the herbal decoction after it reduced to about 100cc.

5.      Mix the both decoctions (200cc + 100cc), put into Thermo bottle.

 

Directions:

1.      Start to take the decoction 48 hours after of labor (2 days)

2.      Continuing take the formulae for 5-7 days until placenta excretes.

3.      Take 1 cup / time and 3 times a day. (First thing wake up, lunch and dinner)

 

Warming:

1. This formulae will increases the contraction of uterus, thus after the placenta has been excreted, postpartum women should stop the formulae.

2. If hemorrhage is happening, stop decoction for that day and contact the doctor or practitioner immediately. 

*** To get "Sheng Hua Tang" from Golden TCM Natural Medicine, simply call and make a request" 
The cost of Sheng Hua Tang is $40 (for 5 days)***