Though pregnancy can be a wonderful time for many women, undesirable symptoms like nausea and vomiting, heartburn, back pain or dizziness etc are experienced by many.
What causes it? When a women becomes pregnant her hormone levels are rapidly changing which in most cases are the cause of many of the symptoms including fatigue. Moving too fast, being dehydrated or not eating regularly may cause blood pressure to drop causing in dizziness and nausea. Pregnancy hormones slow down digestion which makes it harder to break down food and nutrients and this can result in heartburn and constipation.
What are my treatment options? It is very important to insure that you are receiving prenatal care during your pregnancy and to keep him or her updated on all your symptoms so they can go about treating them in a matter that is safe for both you and your baby.
Natural alternative or complimentary options:
There are many natural remedies that can relieve many of these pregnancy-related symtpoms. It is important however to consult with a naturopathic doctor to ensure that all of these substances are safe to take in pregnancy.
Not only can naturopathy help to offset the negative symptoms of pregnancy but it can also be used as a supportive therapy in conjunction with your medical or midwifery care. Important issues that would be addressed include:
Massage therapy can also be helpful in the management of pregnancy-related back and neck pain. At KIH, our registered massage therapist is very experienced with pregnancy massage and can help to relieve some of the undesirable aches and pains of early to late pregnancy.
Proper nutrition is also an essential component of a healthy pregnancy. Both the Holistic Nutritionist and Naturopathic Doctors at Kleinburg Integrative Health can work with you to optimize your diet.
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