- Pre-pregnancy detox- infants can be born with over 200 toxins in their umbilical cord. Part of preparing for pregnancy involves being aware and reducing your body burden of toxins.
- Supplement guidance. Some people need more than just one prenatal vitamin. I wrote a whole book about it, but we can discuss your individual plan.
- Essential oils can be safely used for various pregnancy complaints. If you had issues during a prior pregnancy with a particular problem, we can come up with natural solutions, so that more toxic, prescription methods can be avoided.
Perinatal Support Programs:
Congratulations on your pregnancy!
This Mommy-to-be Program offers you and your family an integrated approach to a Healthy Pregnancy. We offer prenatal dietary and supplementation counseling, recommendations regarding the safe use of botanical medicines and homeopathy for pregnancy related ailments and prenatal acupuncture to address ailments from morning sickness, headaches, aches & pains to the support of the developing baby. We can assist you in managing most pregnancy related ailments should they arise. We work in collaboration with your primary care maternity physician, midwife or your Obstetrician. A Mother-to-be can be enrolled into our program at any point throughout her pregnancy.
RECOMMENDED NATUROPATHIC PRENATAL WELLNESS SCHEDULE
Our main program consists of five main prenatal appointments throughout the duration of your pregnancy. Additional appointments maybe added if pregnancy related ailments arise or as required.
INITIAL PRENATAL CONSULTATION (60 MINS)
This visit includes a complete prenatal and mother to be health history. We will provide you with recommendations for maternity care providers, if needed and introduce you to an overview of pregnancy from a positive pregnancy test to delivery.
PRENATAL SECOND CONSULTATION (45 MINS)
This visit includes a physical exam to ensure optimal maternal health. We will make dietary and supplement recommendations as well as offer Naturopathic treatments for common pregnancy related ailments such as nausea of pregnancy, fatigue, headaches, constipation, varicose veins, depression and anxiety.
WEEK 13 SECOND TRIMESTER FOLLOW-UP VISIT (30 MINS- 45 MINS)
During this visit we will complete a well mommy exam, monitor weight gain, address any concerns or ailments with naturopathic therapies which may have arisen in the first trimester and offer recommendations to help prevent gestational diabetes and hypertension of pregnancy. Laboratory testing may be recommended to assess nutrition and health.
LABOUR PREPARATION & SUPPORT SERVICES
* Please Note: I no longer provide maternity care. I am happy to work in adjunct with your primary maternity care physician providing Naturopathic support for mommies-to-be. I do not offer primary care for pregnant mothers nor do I deliver babies.