Naturopathic Medicine For Moms & Moms To Be
By applying the principles of Naturopathic Medicine and using our various modalities explained in 'About Naturopathic Medicine' , Dr. Hillary's care is focused in the following areas for Moms and Moms To Be:
Natural Fertility Care
This entails various forms of testing including hormones, general blood screening and genetic testing. Areas that are explored include adequate nutrition, previous or current medical conditions and illnesses, environmental toxicity exposure, stress/fatigue and its effects on the body, as well as pelvic health. These areas culminate in maximizing your body's natural ability to become pregnant.
Dr. Hillary can help to optimize you and your partner's health prior to conception. This not only benefits your current health, but also increase the chances of an uncomplicated pregnancy and healthy new baby. This includes tracking your cycle and understanding optimal fertile periods, nutritional and lifestyle counselling, stress and hormone management, as well as detoxification.
Growing a little being inside takes enormous amounts of energy both mentally and physically. Dr. Hillary's prenatal care includes:
- Monthly/weekly general check ups
- Nutrition counselling for mom and baby
- Providing symptomatic relief for issues such as nausea, constipation, heartburn, back pain/joint pain and haemorrhoids
- Providing information and guidance on various choices of management of care throughout pregnancy
- Providing physical preparation and support for labor and delivery
Post Natal Care
Congratulations on your new addition! As you enter your first days, weeks, and months with this addition, Dr. Hillary can assist in the following areas:
- Recovery from labor
- Emotional changes
- Pelvic conditions
- Digestive issues
- Infections that may arise
Artificial Reproductive Technology (IVF and IUI) Support
Enduring IVF and IUI treatments are extremely taxing mentally and physically. Dr. Hillary can provide support through the decision making process, pre and post transfer, and successful/unsuccessful transfers. This can be done by using acupuncture as well as an array of naturopathic modalities to help provide optimal reproductive conditions.