Acupuncture Victoria BC

Pregnancy Support

Congratulations on your pregnancy! As your baby grows, and your body and hormones start to change, naturopathic medicine can offer an invaluable source of support to help guide you through your 40 weeks of pregnancy. Seeing a naturopathic doctor during this time will help to promote wellness for both you and the baby, prevent complications, and safely and naturally treat any underlying health concerns that may arise. Naturopathic doctors work with midwives, family doctors, and/or obstetricians as part of an integrative maternity-care team. Naturopathic pregnancy support includes the use of vitamins and minerals, herbal medicines, acupuncture, prescriptive medications, and diet and lifestyle counselling.

Our pregnancy support program includes:

  • Holistic monitoring and assessment for each trimester
  • Detailed dietary plan
  • Pregnancy specific nutritional supplementation
  • Guidance on medical interventions and testing options
  • Promotion of lifelong wellness for baby through maternal nutrition and support for stress, anxiety and depression
  • Labour preparation and cervical ripening (acupuncture & herbs)
  • Natural induction (acupuncture, herbs & homeopathy)
  • Natural labour pain management
  • Safe and natural health solutions for prevention and treatment of pregnancy related health concerns
  • Postpartum support

Common health concerns addressed:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia, anxiety and depression
  • Anemia
  • Threatened miscarriage
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vaginal yeast infections
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Prevention of group B-strep
  • Digestive concerns (heartburn, constipation)
  • Leg cramps, back pains & sciatica
  • Skin concerns
  • Edema
  • Hemorrhoids, and varicose veins
  • Colds and flus
  • Gestational diabetes and blood sugar imbalances
  • Pregnancy induced hypertension
  • Prevention of preeclampsia
  • Prevention of preterm labour and premature rupture of membranes
  • Turning of breech or posterior position (acupuncture)
  • Postpartum perineum healing
  • Postpartum depression & anxiety
  • Postpartum thyroiditis