Pregnancy and Postpartum
Pregnancy is an exciting time for women, but it also comes with many questions on how to optimize health for both mom and baby. Current research suggests that the choices made in pregnancy can shape a child’s health and determine the long-term risk for a growing number of diseases. Patient-centred medical care during pregnancy works with women to educate themselves about optimal nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle during pregnancy and also address any pregnancy related concerns that may arise. This care extends beyond birth to the “4th trimester” to support women during the postpartum period.
Some of the common conditions treated with naturopathic medicine include:
- Nausea and morning sickness
- Headaches and migraines
- Group B Strep (GBS) prevention and treatment
- Iron deficiency anemia
- Joint pain
- Preeclampsia prevention and management
- Depression and anxiety
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Gestational Diabetes prevention and management
- Labour and delivery support
- Breastfeeding support
Healthy Baby/Healthy Child
A child's early years - from before birth to age six - are very important. Healthy babies are more likely to develop into healthy children, and healthy children are more likely to grow up to be healthy teenagers and healthy adults.
The purpose of a Healthy Baby/Healthy Child check-up is to help children get a healthy start in life. The program monitors the growth and development of your child through routinely scheduled visits. Physical examination, vital statistics, dietary intake, gross and fine motor skills and mental-cognitive development are checked for optimum health. Discussions around breastfeeding and food introduction focus on allergy prevention and optimal nutritional intake. Special diets can be assessed and modified to meet the needs of your growing child. In addition to the regularly scheduled healthy baby check-ups, natural treatment options are offered for newborn concerns, including acute infections, breastfeeding concerns, colic and skin conditions.