Pre-Conception and Fertility

Naturopathy empowers and supports you throughout your pregnancy so that you can take a more active role in your own health care and achieve your goals for labour, birth and parenting. Naturopathic doctors work to help you cultivate a healthy body first to maximize pregnancy success and nourish the growth of a healthy baby. NDs encourage couples to take a few months of time to prepare for conception. Whether you are planning to conceive naturally or are using assisted reproductive technologies, naturopathic care can improve rates of a healthy full term pregnancy by balancing hormones, creating an optimal environment for pregnancy, and improving male factor fertility.

Diet and Nutrition During Your Pregnancy

What should you eat?

The healthier, the better! Try to eat a balanced diet.
What does diet during pregnancy mean? Although the main source of nutrients needed during pregnancy should come from your diet,The type of diet we encourage during pregnancy refers to fine-tuning your eating habits to ensure you are receiving adequate nutrition for the health of you and your baby. Healthy eating during pregnancy is critical to your baby’s growth and development. In order to get the nutrients you need, you must eat from a variety of food groups,at least 2-4 servings of fruit and 4 or more servings of vegetables ,bread and grains, protein sources and dairy products daily. Add important nutrients such as iron, folic acid, and other important vitamins and minerals too. It is always important to eat a variety of foods throughout the day making certain you get the nutrients both you and your baby need.
*REMEMBER – a prenatal vitamin, or any other supplement can only complement a healthy diet during pregnancy


What you should avoid?

You should stay away from alcohol, cigarettes and other drugs when you’re pregnant. Those can seriously harm your baby. Also avoid eating raw or undercooked eggs, fish and meat, liver and other innards and drinking coffee and other drinks with caffeine. When you drink milk and eat cheese, make sure that it has been pasteurised (heated after milking to kill bacteria).

Nausea and morning sickness

Many women feel nauseous or ever vomit often, especially during the first three months of pregnancy. This is quite normal, but can be very annoying. There are a few things you can do to reduce the nausea at natural way : Try to eat very small meals. Eating in the morning, right after getting up, can settle an uneasy stomach. Small sips of ginger tea can help with the nausea. And in general, only eat what you feel like eating. You might want to eat only bland food, or have strange cravings – that's all okay! Listening to your body and trying different approaches will be the best way to deal with morning sickness and nausea. Just make sure you drink a lot of water and fluids, especially if you have been vomiting.

A pregnant woman can fully rely on naturopathic methods of treatment as they aim to sustain the health of both the mother and the unborn infant. It helps them tackle their health issues safely and gently. Naturopathy treatments improvise the nutritional status and health of the mother which in turn helps in the growth of the baby. These treatments are also safe and effective for the common and uncommon health concerns of pregnancy.