Supporting A Healthy Pregnancy

“To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.”

Anne Christian Buchanan

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful chapters in life to experience. A time of creation, growth, and bonding like no other.  No matter how excited you are about having a baby and growing your family we know that not everyone experiences pregnancy smoothly.  Pregnancy can be fraught with nausea, exhaustion, aches and pain, migraines and more.

  We are here to help to support you so you have a comfortable and healthy pregnancy, a smoother and empowered delivery and a better postpartum.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can allow for a more comfortable pregnancy and an easier, more efficient birth.  The physical and hormonal changes of pregnancy impact your centre of gravity, posture and joint stability.  Including regular Chiropractic care can identify structural problems within the body, restore proper function and balance, reduces stress in the uterus and supporting ligaments, decrease pain and discomfort, and provide the space needed for baby to be in a head down position.

Prenatal pelvic physiotherapy treatments can help identify issues with pelvic floor and correct them in order to prevent and alleviate the common issues and discomforts that arise during pregnancy and postpartum. Regular pelvic physiotherapy appointments throughout pregnancy can help prepare your body for a smoother labour and easier birth.  It can prevent tearing, scarring, prolapsing and often decreases postpartum recovery time.

Naturopathic medicine can help you have a healthy pregnancy, healthy baby and better birth experience.  Naturopathic doctors use safe, gentle and effective treatments to manage a variety of pregnancy related health issues helping you have a more comfortable pregnancy.  From nausea & vomiting, fatigue, leg cramps, and constipation, to headaches, insmonia, anxiety/depression to name a few.  By educating and supporting women around proper lab testing, healthy diet, healthy lifestyle, and proper supplementation, complications such as gestational diabetes, Group B strep, preeclampsia/high blood pressure, preterm labour just to name a few can often be prevented.  Your Naturopath will help you become educated and informed around your choices in pregnancy and birth so that you can feel empowered and in charge.

Acupuncture has been used for centuries to restore balance and harmony in the body.  It is completely safe during pregnancy and has been scientifically proven to be beneficial and effective in treating a variety of pregnancy related issues such as nausea, heartburn, aches and pains, headaches, digestive issues, insomnia, leg cramps, anxiety & depression and the list goes on.  In the last trimester, acupuncture and moxa (when needed) has been clinically found to encourage baby to move into a head-down position.  Pre-birth acupuncture several weeks leading to the due date can help prepare the body and mind for a smoother and more effective labour by calming the mind, encouraging the cervix to soften, ripen and then later dilate, and can help the uterine muscles effectively contract when the time comes.

Your mental health in pregnancy matters and can impact your ability to bond with baby.  Counselling can help you come up with strategies and coping tools to help you address the emotional issues and various challenges that arise during pregnancy and prepare you for a better postpartum.

Regular prenatal massage can help you in a multitude of ways.  It helps you relax, reduce stress & anxiety, relieve common aches and pains such as neck and back pain, headaches, carpal tunnel, leg cramps, and sciatic.  It can also reduce swelling & edema in your hand and feet and generally improve your birth outcomes.