PREGNANCY & POSTNATAL CARE
Pregnancy is an incredibly vital time in a woman's life. Safe naturopathic treatment options are available for acute care and ongoing health maintenance in all phases of pregnancy. Treatments are based on each patient's need, and work collaboratively with your midwife or obstetrician.
Below are a few common concerns treated naturally:
- morning (or day) sickness
- water retention
- carpal tunnel
- high blood pressure
- gestational diabetes
- yeast infections
- back pain, sciatica
- Group B Streptococcus Screening and Prevention
- breech and posterior positioned babies
- naturopathic Induction
- prebirth treatment to prepare the body for an efficient labour
- acupressure for pain relief during labour
- pain relief and problems during labour
Patients are educated on optimal nutrition, supplementation and labour preparation to ensure the body is best equipped to recover effectively and transition into motherhood.
Naturopathic care is also an essential part during the postnatal period. In the immediate period after delivery healing can be assisted using naturopathic modalities, such as diet and nutrition, and/or acupuncture. Support for sleep cycles, stress reduction and optimizing immune function can all be of huge help to adjusting families.
Patients can choose the option of a home postpartum visit in the first few weeks of baby’s life to address issues such as milk supply, thrush, perianal healing and emotional support. If you have any questions about a home visit, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Patients interested in Naturopathic care during delivery can also connect with me to discuss your options.
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