Congratulations! As your body and hormones start to change, Naturopathic Medicine offers an invaluable source of support to guide you through the next several months and years. Healthy pregnancies make healthy babies!
Did you know…
Naturopathic treatment during pregnancy may decrease length of labour, reduces risk of pre-term labour and premature rupture of membranes.
Supplementation in pregnancy can reduce the baby’s risk of type 1 diabetes, ADHD and neural tube defects.
Children born to mothers under naturopathic care are less likely to experience allergies, asthma, eczema, colds and flus.
Naturopathic Medicine can treat nausea and morning sickness, constipation, hemorrhoids, headaches and fatigue caused by the physiological changes during pregnancy.
Naturopathic Doctors can help optimize a mother’s milk supply during pregnancy and postnatally.
Our Baby and Me Pregnancy Program at Zawada Health includes:
Part A – 9 months of Growth: We will monitor your health and use natural supportive treatments to guide you throughout each trimester. We will discuss ways of optimizing your health to prevent iron deficiency anemia, gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia. Naturopathic therapies are complementary to families undergoing midwifery or conventional medical care.
Part B – Naturopathic Labour and Delivery Support: Our Naturopathic Doctors are an invaluable support in labour. Herbs and/or homeopathics are used to increase efficiency of uterine contractions and cervical ripening. Natural labour induction techniques are used to assist the onset and progression of labour.
Part C – New Beginnings, Life with Baby: Naturopathic support is warmly welcomed by families to explore important post-natal topics such as breastfeeding, fatigue, post-partum depression and baby wellness. A follow up visit with mom is scheduled 6 weeks post-partum, and an initial visit for the baby is recommended within the first 2 months of life.