Pregnancy Health

From acupuncture for labour support to diet plans that reduce risk of allergies, we can work together for a healthy mom and baby. Pregnancy is the perfect time to set forth good habits for the rest of your life, and have a positive influence on the lifestyle of other family members. Ready to start making changes now? Read my article on my Top Ten Tips for Making Healthy Eggs. 

Conditions Treated

For many women, pregnancy also brings on many new and unwanted symptoms such as nausea and heartburn, muscles cramps, back pain and constipation. Naturopathic Medicine offers many safe and effective treatment options to help make your pregnancy as comfortable as possible.  I use an evidence-based approach to pick the best nutraceuticals for your health needs, and ensure you are getting optimal nutrition. If you are dealing with morning sickness, weekly acupuncture significantly reduces nausea and vomiting during the first trimester.1

Clinical Expertise

Perinatal health has always been a huge passion of mine. Before starting my journey in Naturopathic Medicine, I completed a Master’s thesis entitled Lifestyle Interventions to Improve Gestational Outcomes: A Cross-Cultural Report, where I examined the influence of dietary knowledge and practices on fetal health. Watch my award-winning thesis HERE to learn more about my findings.  Currently, I am a research assistant for an upcoming textbook examining the safety of herbs during pregnancy and lactation.  Sounds interesting? Book a complimentary 15 minutes consultation at my clinic in Little Italy or North Toronto to learn more.

 

1. Smith, Caroline, Caroline Crowther, and Justin Beilby. “Acupuncture to treat nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial.” Birth 29.1 (2002): 1-9.