Pregnancy and Postnatal Care

Pregnancy and Postnatal Care

Pregnancy is an exciting and life changing time and a parent’s goal is to enjoy a healthy and worry free pregnancy resulting in a happy and healthy baby.  Being under the care of a naturopath during your pregnancy (along with your midwife or specialist) allows you to have the added benefits of utilising nutritional supplements and herbs to support you and your developing baby during the different stages of your pregnancy.

Certain nutritional deficiencies have been linked to: blood sugar imbalances, high blood pressure, varicose veins, stretch marks and fluid retention in the mother, as well as: low birth weight, neural tube defects and immune disturbances in the foetus. Pregnancy care aims to avoid these health issues by providing you with the following during your pregnancy:

  • Nutritional supplementation to help support your increased nutritional requirements during this time when your body and developing foetus is undergoing rapid changes and growth
  • Dietary and Lifestyle guidelines
  • Herbal and homeopathic tonics to help prepare for labour and childbirth

Having naturopathic care also allows for a more natural approach to your pregnancy so that if any health issues do arise a natural alternative can be employed to help you regain optimum health as quick as possible.  Common conditions that can be successfully helped include:

  • Morning sickness
  • Fluid retention
  • Cramps and muscular pain
  • Varicose veins
  • Gestational diabetes
  • High and low blood pressure
  • Anaemia
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn

Postnatal Care

Naturopathic care extends on from your pregnancy so that postnatally you have the added support of a naturopath.  Following the birth of your baby your body will undergo many changes physically as well as emotionally. During this time a naturopath can help in the areas of:

  • Milk supply and feeding issues
  • Helping to support energy levels
  • Addressing any nutritional deficiencies that may have occurred from the pregnancy
  • Help with healing of uterine tissue, scar tissue and any tearing that may have occurred due to the birth
  • Supporting and maintaining thyroid health, as this can become a volatile time for the thyroid while it is re-adjusting and can often be an underlying cause of post-natal depression
  • Hormonal health
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anxiety and depression

Many women can struggle with their health after pregnancy and find it hard to seek help with issues that can often be managed quite effectively with natural therapies. All natural medicines that will be prescribed by Daniela during this time are also safe to take while breastfeeding.

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