There’s no better time to see me than during pregnancy and the postpartum stage. Your nutritional needs, body, and hormones are changing. Naturopathic medicine provides safe and healthier alternatives to common complaints during pregnancy, after pregnancy, and to ensure optimal health and prepare your body for childbirth.
I will ensure that you are taking the best vitamins to support a healthy pregnancy and we are even able to positively affect and prevent certain conditions in your baby (for instance, asthma). I also work on preventing gestational diabetes, hypertension, yeast infections, preterm labour, and treat pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue, nausea and vomiting, heartburn, leg cramps, haemorrhoids, acid reflux, insomnia, and more.
Naturopathic medicine offers natural support to common complaints during pregnancy. I will often recommend pre-birth acupuncture from weeks 36-37 onwards in order to prepare your body for childbirth and decrease some anxieties around the birth. During pre-natal visits, we often discuss the post-partum stage and prepare for it in advance so that you feel well equipped once your baby has arrived.
Following the birth of your baby, your body will be going adjusting to the changes that are taking place in your body. Your fluctuating hormone levels can affect your mood, energy, and state of wellbeing. I can help you with common concerns such as breastfeeding, low milk supply, fatigue, post-partum depression/anxiety, C-section and episiotomy healing, pelvic floor dysfunctions such as incontinence, pain, and dyspareunia, and much more.