Pregnancy and Naturopathic Medicine

Pregnancy and Naturopathic Medicine

Are you trying to get pregnant? Wait! Maybe you should take a couple of steps back and make sure you are starting this process right.

 

“Farmers nourish their soil long before they plant crops, why shouldn’t we do the same?” Why shouldn’t women and men optimize their health, nourish their bodies and regulate any hormonal imbalances before conceiving? Your body and your baby will thank you if you do the preparation work.

It takes around four months for an egg to reach maturity and for a new batch of sperm to be made. Taking this time to optimize your health is crucial before conception occurs. Discuss your plan with your Naturopathic doctor and ensure a happier and healthier pregnancy.


 

Prenatal Care

Most people know and most doctors agree that there are only a few medications that are really safe during the critical period of foetal development. However, health issues may still remain and that is why having a Naturopathic doctor dealing with these issues prior to and during pregnancy, and benefiting from the holistic support of your doctor offering you natural and effective remedies may be your answer. Naturopathic Physicians go through extensive medical training that mimics traditional medical school but with a substantial emphasis on herbal medicine, nutrition, homeopathic medicines, and a host of other treatments to create optimal health and wellness.

Your Naturopathic doctor can assist in the alleviation of:  is well equipped to help you if

  • morning sickness
  • digestive upset or heartburn
  • excessive fatigue
  • hormonal acne
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • leg cramps
  • constipation
  • high blood pressure
  • gestational diabetes

 

Labour

Labour is the inevitable end to your pregnancy. There are many specific herbs that are safely used to prepare a mother and her child for a healthy and easy labour. Traditionally herbs have been used to prepare and promote uterine contractions weeks prior to the due date and at the time of labour.

 

Postnatal Care

Postnatal care is also very important and having an understanding of the nutritional needs of both mother and baby is critical.

Your Naturopathic doctor can help you with:

  • improving energy levels
  • breastfeeding difficulties
  • sleeping issues
  • postpartum blues
  • or any other health issues you might need help with.