PREGNANCY, BIRTH & POST PARTUM
Nourish yourself and your baby. Feel empowered for birth. Thrive post partum.
Naturopathic medicine helps women to nourish a healthy pregnancy and give their baby the best start to life. Using gentle and safe therapies, common concerns such as heartburn, nausea, leg cramps and fatigue can be well managed. By implementing a healthy diet and lifestyle, Dr. Amy can help you to reduce the risk of complications such as excess weight gain, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia. Dr. Amy teaches her patients which how to support growth and development of baby and also helps to take a preventative approach for baby's health.
Using Naturopathic medicine can help to prepare you to give birth the way you choose, whatever that means for you. Dr. Amy will help to navigate through decision-making regarding labour, support you with strategies such as acupuncture for optimal baby positioning and to prepare your body for birth, and reduce the rate of medical interventions including induction, forceps, vacuum and Cesarean birth.
In the post-partum period, naturopathic medicine is a powerful tool to support recovery from Caesarean or vaginal birth and help new families thrive. By allowing Dr. Amy to be part of your village, she can help you to support your energy, establish infant feeding and milk supply, understand safety around supplementation and herbs during breastfeeding and manage post partum mood. She can also help with this transition perwith strategies and support around nutrition, mood and lifestyle.
New parenting comes with a lot of questions. Dr. Amy can help you support you determine the best ways to support your little one wit guidance on all of your questions surrounding things like sleep, digestion, colic, reflux and starting solids. Dr. Amy is currently completing her Baby-Led Sleep and Well-Being Certification through Isla Grace. She is equipped to support you through understanding family and infant mental health, temperaments, attachment, breastfeeding, nutrition and sleep.