Pregnancy is the time when you need to take extra care of yourself and your growing baby. You need to be more gentle and aware of what you consume to ensure nothing endangers your health. Allopathic medicines are composed of a wide variety of chemicals, many of which lead to unwanted side-effects. Even if you cure one ailment, it may be at the cost of triggering another. Simple painkillers can lead to complicated side-effects, especially during pregnancy. 

The beauty of naturopathic medicine is that all these dangers are deflected. The holistic, non-invasive approach to healthcare using natural herbs, vitamins and other natural modalities ensure no side-effects. Certified Naturopathic Doctors ensure that remedies for pregnant and lactating women promote health for both mother and baby.  This is done by first determining the underlying cause of the disease, then treating for not just short-term cure but also by preventing the symptoms from recurring. 

A wide variety of symptoms that commonly occur during pregnancy are effectively treated through naturopathy from morning sickness, headaches, muscle spasm, addressing stress, digestion problems, heartburn, insomnia, urinary tract infections, varicose veins, water-retention,  and pre-eclampsia.

The Principles of Naturopathy

A naturopathic treatment takes your entire well-being into account. Your mental, emotional, social, genetic and spiritual state of health is considered as much as your physical symptoms before a customized, personalized treatment plan is created to cure and maintain good health. 

A variety of treatments are combined to create an approach that is tailored for you with considerations of your lifestyle and your needs. Special diets focused on enhancing health and eliminating allergies or potential health dangers are recommended with proposed herbal teas, tinctures, oils or capsules to aid digestion. Plant-based medicines are the foundation of naturopathic healing. 

Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medication (TCM), acupuncture, massage therapy, hydrotherapy or exercises are prescribed to work in tandem to relieve your pain from tissues and joints in treatment plans. 

Homeopathy: Homeopathy remedies comprise of safe, gentle FDA regulated tiny sugary pills soaked with diluted natural substances that stimulate the body’s vital force, to strengthen the system and eliminate diseases. The practice employs a holistic health approach treating the individual instead of focusing on just the disease.

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Treatment plans are based on regulating the life-force energy, or “chi” as the Chinese call it, to eliminate weaknesses and heal symptoms, restoring balance through acupuncture and herbal products. TCM has evolved over thousands of years and trusted to address a range of health issues.

Therapeutic Massage: Treatments include therapeutic massage, hydrotherapy, ultrasound, diathermy and exercise. Practitioners advise you on effective lifestyle and food choices for safe health during pregnancy and after childbirth to make sure both you and your baby are properly nourished. 

Inspirit Health Group, Vancouver

We are a team of highly experienced naturopath professionals dedicated to holistic patient care. Consult us during your pregnancy for a natural, healthy childbirth and self-care. Our doctors are medically trained and focus on individualized health plans to help you feel your best through each trimester. We correct nutritional deficiencies, balance your “chi” energy, help you decrease the chances of complications at this time and ensure to guide you to make informed choices for yourself and your baby so you are well prepared for delivery.