Pregnancy

   
Prenatal, Pregnancy, Postnatal

There are numerous hurdles and challenges that present during a woman’s pregnancy. As a pregnancy develops, vitamin and mineral needs change. We offer support and supplementation advise for three trimesters of a pregnancy.

Nutritional needs change dramatically once pregnant. As caloric and nutritional needs increase, often nausea and lack of appetite co-exist. This makes it challenging to meet nutritional and hydration needs, and there are many treatment options available.

Other common concerns that we treat during pregnancy are: leg cramps, insomnia, low/high blood pressure, headaches, restless legs, carpal tunnel, yeast infections, and common colds/ flus.  With preparation, some conditions can be prevented such as: gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, positive beta-strep, and post term dates.

Our doctors at IHC work complementary with midwives, obstetricians and maternity doctors, not in replacement of. Naturopathic Physicians in B.C, do not deliver babies, and are not a replacement for these essential services.

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