Flourish Naturopathic now offers Video Telehealth and In Person Consults

1608 Camosun St., Victoria, BC

Healthy Pregnancy

One of our greatest passions as naturopathic doctors is working with moms to help them have the healthiest pregnancy possible. We want to help you feel great during your pregnancy and guide you in making choices that will help baby reach his or her health potential. Together we have trained with some of the top naturopathic doctors who are also midwives including Dr.’s Mary Bove, Cathy Carlson-Rink and Molly Niedermeyer.

Our Well Pregnancy Program

The health, nutrition and lifestyle choices you make during pregnancy have the potential to affect the health of your baby for years to come. Added to that is the all-encompassing shift that is taking place in your life, it’s a time when added support to help navigate this new territory is particularly important.

Naturopathic Doctors are primary health care providers and are able to work collaboratively with midwives, medical doctors and obstetricians. Our program is designed to help guide you through pregnancy, labour and postpartum with a prevention and wellness based approach.

We have gentle and natural treatment options for many of the health concerns that may arise during pregnancy. We are highly trained to recognize which treatments are SAFE during pregnancy.

Topics covered by the program include:
  • Optimal nutrition for Mama and Babe
  • Supplementation during pregnancy
  • The SAFE use of natural medicine during pregnancy
  • Environmental concerns
  • Preventing common childhood illnesses such as allergies, asthma…
  • Preparing the body for labour, labour support, and post-natal healing
  • Breastfeeding counseling

We offer various complementary treatments to a pregnant woman such as nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, Bowen therapy, and lifestyle counselling.

Suggested Outline for Wellness Visits

Below is a general guide for your naturopathic visits during pregnancy. We have put this outline together because there are specific times in your pregnancy that certain information is best communicated. We recognize that every person is unique and we are prepared to accommodate to your individual health goals.

Approx. date Topics covered
First Trimester 1st visit Detailed intake
2nd visit Holistic health plan, optimal nutrition and supplementation, environmental awareness and prenatal resources
As needed Individual treatment should the need arise
Second Trimester Week 13 Wellness visit
As needed Individual treatment should the need arise
Third Trimester Week 27 Wellness visit, third trimester nutrition, preparing for labor
Week 32 Group B strep prevention, preparing for breastfeeding
Week 37 Preparing for labor, preparing for postpartum and baby care
Week 38-42 Acupuncture for “labor induction” and wellness care
Post-Partum First 4 weeks Postpartum healing, breastfeeding support, baby’s health check. Dr. Alexis offers breastfeeding counseling.
As needed Individual support for Mama and Babe
Commonly addressed concerns include:
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue/Anemia
  • Emotional changes
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Yeast infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Varicose veins
  • Leg cramps
  • Headaches
  • Low immunity
  • Preventing preterm labour
  • Preventing/treating gestational diabetes
  • Preventing pre-eclampsia
  • Group B strep prevention
  • Preparing for labour
  • Post-partum depression
  • Breastfeeding concerns
  • Postpartum care
  • Newborn care

We welcome diverse families

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