The Healing Month - Your Guide to Harnessing the Power of the Post-Birth Healing Process

Did you know that in the month after giving birth new mothers have the best chance of restoring their health to an optimal state?   The post-birth healing time is one of the most crucial health junctures in a woman’s life.  With the right understanding and preparation, women will understand what happens to their bodies during this time and how to support their healing. 

In fact, in many Asian cultures it is understood that a woman can become even healthier and stronger than before getting pregnant if she follows the right healing methods in the 30 days after delivery.  The life-changing concept of the Healing Month is derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but in this series has been given a modern and accessible approach to support new mothers in their postnatal healing phase.

The Healing Month

From the moment you give birth, your body will begin its healing process. If you understand how to support your body during this time, you can heal yourself to a stronger state than even before getting pregnant. If however you do not, the consequences may follow you for the rest of your life.

In this class you will discover how to support the body’s natural healing process and to fuel your recovery so that you are stronger in body and mind than ever before.

Gigi Ngan & Anca Griffiths

TCM Practitioner

The Healing Month Diet

After giving birth your body is in a completely different state – one that will require an adapted nourishment and hydration routine. Simply “eating healthy” will not support your body in healing and strengthening.

In this session you will discover the best way to eat and hydrate yourself healthy after giving birth. Every part of the postpartum phase hinges on your digestion – healing, mental wellbeing, breastfeeding, strength, weight loss…

Gigi Ngan & Anca Griffiths

TCM Practitioner

 

Your Post-birth Body 

How you understand your body and its journey through pregnancy and beyond can be a large influence in your recovery journey. These classes aim to teach you what to look out for, do's and don'ts in pregnancy and in the early post-natal phase, when and how to start exercising and when to seek more support in your own journey.

Mummy Tummy - Understanding Diastasis

100% of pregnant women beyond 35 weeks have some degree of abdominal separation. It is normal. However for many women (39% at 6 month post-natal) this is still present post-natally and is associated with pelvic floor symptoms, back pain and reduced confidence in your appearance.

Trista Chan

Women's Health Physiotherapist

Physical Changes During the Fourth Trimester

This class will cover the key things you need to know for your physical post-natal journey. It will discuss and provide advice on the first few days (including our top tips for your first poop (!)), how to safely move around and when and how to get started with exercise!

Jenny Fielding

Women's Health Physiotherapist

 

Post-birth Training

 

Ziggy is an experienced Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and a Certified Pre and Post Natal Coach.  In her Post-birth Training series she will take you through the appropriate strengthening exercises and teach you how to improve your posture and movements to recalibrate your body after the incredible journey of pregnancy and delivery.

"I don’t believe in ‘bouncing back’ after you give birth. The body has changed, so I can definitely help someone lose weight and put on muscle, but the body will never be the same. It’s created and carried a human life; the body will never be what is was before because it's become so much more.” Ziggy

Post-birth Training

Length: 3 Sessions, 1 Hour Each

Expert: Ziggy Makant, Certified Pre Post Natal Coach

Ziggy is an experienced Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and a Certified Pre and Post Natal Coach. In her Post-birth Training series she will take you through the appropriate strengthening exercises and teach you how to improve your posture and movements to recalibrate your body after the incredible journey of pregnancy and delivery.

Part 1: Re-connecting to the Pelvic Floor

Part 2: Understanding and Healing Abdominal Separation

Part 3: Conscious Movement in Early Postpartum

Breastfeeding 

 

The Breastfeeding Diet

This class will take a closer look at the nutritional variation in breast milk, nutrients that are affected by maternal intake, and strategies to boost the nutritional value to ensure breastfed infants receive adequate intake. Specific discussion of traditional nutrient-dense foods and their use cross culturally will be highlighted.

Michelle Lau

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (MSc.)