Postpartum Expert

PUSH San Diego

Acupuncture, Integrative Medicine & Chinese Medicine location in Hillcrest, San Diego, CA

As many as one in nine new mothers experience some level of postpartum depression. Because the postpartum stage can lead to anxiety, stress, pain, and other unbearable issues, the team led by Deb Davies, L.Ac., who’s an expert in postpartum care at PUSH San Diego, provides personalized holistic care. You’re not alone with the help of alternative medicine providers at this San Diego-based clinic. Click on the online scheduler to book your postpartum exam or call to find out more information.

Postpartum Q & A

What are common complications during pregnancy?

Some women go through pregnancy entirely seamlessly. But most women experience abnormal pains, cramps, or other issues that affect them regularly. Pregnancy is known for commonly causing:

  • Agonizing heartburn
  • Frequent headaches
  • Severe swelling (edema)
  • Rashes or stretch marks
  • Strange aches and pains
  • Persistent nausea and vomiting
  • Pelvic and back pain
  • Threatened miscarriage
  • Edema
  • Placenta previa

You may also experience abnormal spotting or membrane ruptures that could increase your risk of miscarriage. Because of these types of problems, it’s important to have a health provider you can trust to provide care and treatment throughout your pregnancy (and beyond). 

When should I get help for pregnancy problems?

The team at PUSH San Diego specializes in alternative care for pregnancy, labor and birth, and postpartum wellness. They can partner with your midwife or physician to ensure you’re receiving the care you need to have a healthy pregnancy. You should come in to PUSH San Diego for a pregnancy evaluation if:

  • You want a natural preparation of labor to help avoid a pharmacological induction
  • You can’t work or perform daily tasks because of your pregnancy symptoms
  • Your pregnancy symptoms are affecting your sleep quality
  • Your symptoms are progressing or worsening
  • You experience a pregnancy loss (miscarriage)
  • Your baby is breech (breech baby)
  • You are diagnosed with placenta previa

Your caring provider evaluates you as a whole and talks with you about the concerns you have about your pregnancy. They design a personalized treatment plan that’s entirely tailored to your health and your concerns. 

What is the treatment for pregnancy issues?

Treating pregnancy issues often involves combining several different types of alternative and holistic therapies. Your dedicated provider at PUSH San Diego could recommend:

  • Traditional Chinese medicine herbs, like Blue Poppy® supplements
  • Naval cupping
  • Personalized diet and lifestyle changes
  • Prenatal acupuncture or acupressure
  • EarSeeds® ear acupuncture
  • doTERRA® essential oils
  • Tuina massage 
  • Moxibustion 

The team at PUSH San Diego is available to provide natural promotion of labor treatments through acupuncture and acupressure at your home, birthing center, or hospital, too. You can expect comprehensive natural support for your pregnancy and labor and birth needs at PUSH San Diego. They can also help you try to achieve a vaginal birth after a C-section (VBAC) if you’re trying for that.

Click on the online scheduling tool to book your pregnancy evaluation at PUSH San Diego today. You can also call the clinic to speak with a team member directly.