The Postpartum

Self-Cultivation to Empower Mothers After Childbirth

By Jenny Allison

This course is a discussion of postpartum self-cultivation within the Yangsheng tradition of preventive healthcare. It gives an overview of postpartum physiology, the benefits and components of good care, and practical tools for a healthy recovery.
Total CPDs: 2.5
Total CPDs: 2.5
Standard Certificate (2.5), NCCAOM (2.5), IVAS (2.5)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

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.

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 min
Introduction to the postpartum in the Yangsheng tradition. Cross-cultural perceptions of the postpartum.
15 min - 45 min
Postpartum 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 hrs
Component 1 of good care, "Rest": energy output postpartum, what constitutes proper rest.
1 hrs - 1.25 hrs
Component 2 of good care, "Massage and Warmth": avoiding cold, mother warming, massage.
1.25 hrs - 1.5 hrs
Component 3 of good care, "Proper Diet": requirements and principles of the postpartum diet.
1.5 hrs - 1.75 hrs
Component 4 of good care, "Support": mothering the mother, honouring the mother, giving practical support.
1.75 hrs - 2.25 hrs
Three case histories.
2.25 hrs - 2.5 hrs
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Great course! I would definitely recommend this to anyone wishing to gain more knowledge of the postpartum.
Marcy L. - United States of America


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Taught by Jenny Allison

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.
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