Pregnancy and Postpartum Naturopathy
Having a healthy and happy pregnancy may require more than just a prenatal supplement to ensure optimal pregnancy outcomes for both you and your baby. Naturopathy during your pregnancy can assist you at all stages of your pregnancy, from the moment you find out you are carrying your beautiful baby, all the way through to what is often referred to as the fourth trimester (postpartum).
Naturopathy care throughout your pregnancy is designed to support you and your baby as you move through periods of rapid growth and high energy needs for the healthy development of your baby. With each session your naturopath will work with you to create a plan to optimise your nutritional status and support your individual health needs for you and baby to thrive and have the best health outcomes throughout your entire pregnancy and beyond.
How Naturopathy can support you in each stage of your pregnancy:
~ individualised dietary and lifestyle support to ensure healthy habits and a clean, toxin free environment as your baby grows
~ personalised food plans that nourish both you and baby
~ nutritional status optimisation for happy, healthy outcomes
~ support with any early pregnancy symptoms that may be affecting your daily life (ie. morning sickness)
~ Nutritional status monitoring to ensure optimal nutritional levels as you and your baby continue to grow, such as iron and zinc levels
~ Address any pregnancy health problems as the arise
~ Review environment, physical and psychological aspects that will support optimal health outcomes for you and baby
~ Assess and address any problem that may arise in the later stages of pregnancy such as gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, digestive issues, swelling.
~ Create an individualised herbal and nutritional support plan to begin birth preparations, as well as labour, delivery and breastfeeding support. The use of naturopathic herbs and supplements in this final stage of pregnancy has been shown to promote an optimal environment for birthing that reduces the likelihood of complications and enhances your overall health for a speedy post birth recovery. Allowing you to feel great as you enjoy your newborn cuddles.
Trimester 4 (Postpartum)
~ Natural and safe herbal support to improve healing and reduce inflammation.
~ An individualised supplement support plan to optimise your breast milk production and reduce the likelihood of any issues with your milk supply, mastitis, cracked nipples or any other challenges that may present as your incredible body provides your baby with all the sustenance they need to thrive.
~ A tailored nutritional support plan to assist with a nutrient dense eating to optimise both your’s and your baby’s overall health.