Pregnancy

pregnancy st clair west forest hill torontoHow can natural health care assist me with my pregnancy?

Being pregnant is often a beautiful, joyous experience for a woman. As your body changes, acupuncture and TCM, pelvic floor physiotherapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, and naturopathic medicine can all help make the transition and side effects more comfortable. Taking a holistic approach to your health at this time will also ensure that both you and your baby are healthy and happy.

Part of being healthy for you and your baby is knowing when to contact your physician.  Be alert to the following symptoms:

  • you just don't feel right
  • pain in your abdomen
  • fever
  • you are having visual disturbances
  • severe swelling in your hands, face, or feet
  • severe, lasting headaches
  • vaginal bleeding
  • liquid leaking from your vagina
  • sudden, severe thirst
  • burning when you urinate
  • fainting or dizziness
  • intense vomiting
  • your baby stops moving
  • persistent back pain
  • all-over itchiness late in your pregnancy

If you experience any of these above symptoms, call your doctor or midwife.  For most other concerns during pregnancy, natural medicine can help make the process more enjoyable.

Different natural therapies can help your pregnancy be healthy and also more comfortable for you and your baby.  For example, acupuncture and TCM can help with constipation, edema, GERD, urinary tract infection, and much more.  Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help you prepare your body before pregnancy and can help you repair afterwards. Chiropractic care using the Webster technique can help before, during and after pregnancy to help you achieve balance in your pelvis, which is important for fertility, the birthing process, and recovery.  Massage therapy can help with various ailments including  carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, and much more, relaxing the body and helping make you more comfortable. Naturopathic medicine is also be recommended, as a healthy intake of food and a healthy lifestyle makes the whole process that much more enjoyable, and makes you and your baby healthier.

Contact us for a FREE consultation on how natural therapy can help you and your baby be healthy!

These links may also be helpful:

5 Ways to Cope with Stress During Pregnancy

Acupuncture for Headaches While Pregnant

Breast Feeding

Breech Baby

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Pregnancy

Chiropractic for Pregnancy

Constipation and Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Pregnancy

Gestational Diabetes

Low Back Pain vs. Labour Pain - What You Need to Know

Lower Abdominal Pain and Pregnancy - What You Need to Know

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Pica and Pregnancy

Preeclampsia

Pregnancy: Massage Therapy and Acupuncture Safety

Pregnancy Mask Treatment

Preventing Recurrent Miscarriage

Swelling (Edema) During Pregnancy

Urinary Tract Infections and Pregnancy

Varicose Veins and Pregnancy

Webster Technique