Seeing a naturopathic doctor during pregnancy can be a great addition in helping you have a healthy pregnancy. Naturopathic methods employ natural treatments to support natural body processes. Being healthy is the best way of preventing any complications during pregnancy.
Why Have a Naturopathic Doctor?
Naturopathic doctors can help lay the groundwork for healthy baby development and the parent’s well-being. They create individualized health plans for mothers during pregnancy. They help mothers have healthy pregnancies by providing them with nutritional guidance, exercise regimes, and medicine. All by which are through natural means.
Naturopathic doctors assess a mother’s current health status and help them deal with early pregnancy symptoms like nausea. They provide recommendations for safe treatments to improve birth outcomes.
Nutrition education is a big part of naturopathy. A big part of a mother’s and baby’s health comes from what they eat. Naturopathic doctors recommend diet changes that would promote healthy development for the baby. For example, they recommend eliminating the following from their patient’s diet:
- Refined sugars
Naturopathic doctors recommend exercise therapies that benefit the parent with weight control and fitness. They also recommend yoga, meditation, and positive visualization to help manage stress and promote better sleep for patients. Stress and sleep issues can significantly affect both the mother and baby in negative ways.
Naturopathic doctors work great in conjunction with your midwife or OBGYN offering integrative medicine, guidance, and treatments contributing to a happy and healthy pregnancy for both mother and child. They also use strategic supplementation of nutrients to ensure the mother has everything needed for a healthy pregnancy.
October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month, and Moonstone Naturopathic wants to inform people of ways that mothers can proceed with a healthy pregnancy and lifestyle. We hope this blog showed you how naturopathic doctors can help. If you would like to learn more about how naturopathic doctors can help you, contact Dr. Brandy McGill to make an appointment.