Dr Carla Brion
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
+ Women’s Health Specialist
Through TCM and Acupuncture, I have found my calling, in treating women in need specialising in hormones, fertility and pre + postnatal care. Then I became a mother (to my newly 1 year old daughter, Farrah) and my ‘why’ deepened. I saw the world in a different light. I feel more motivated and empowered to create change in this world, for my daughter and her daughter, and her daughter's daughter. We need to forge the way for the women to come.
I did not have the best birth nor the crustiest newborn phase (like most women I speak to). Learning about the 4th trimester years ago, I longed for that kind of care when I gave birth. But it wasn’t there for me, and nothing came close. I had so much love and support, but not at the level I needed. And of course, recovering from an emergency cesarean, I didn’t do all the things I intended to for myself. Just surviving in this new role as a mother was all I could manage. Looking back, I wish I had something like ‘The Golden Month’ at my fingertips.
I have a heart for supporting women, for they are my sisters. And I truly want to help on a much larger scale. This is why treating women in my clinic was not enough. Hence, The Golden Month was born. This idea and business has just recently been born, so we are starting small, one new mother (a ‘Golden Mama’) at a time with home visits and traditional TCM and Ayurvedic food provided. But Nadia and I have a vision to take this across the country, where we can provide food, herbs and a directory of postnatal carers for all mothers in need. Be cause they need this, we all need this. And it shouldn’t be for the elite and wealthy. Postnatal care should be a fundamental human right as a woman, so she can care for her baby.
The Golden Month is bringing back the red tent, bringing back the village, and giving to our mothers.