Wholistic Pregnancy & Postnatal Care
Pregnancy is a special time for you & your partner.
When pregnant so much is happening in and to your body, to accommodate the growth of your beautiful baby, it is also equally important to take care of you!
And it is not just about the physical body changes you undergo from week-to-week. Each trimester presents different challenges; physical, emotional and lifestyle changes.
This is the time to have more input into your wellbeing than ever before. We offer a range of services tailored for mums-(and-dads)-to-be. From massage, herbal medicine, health supplements, acupuncture, practical life planning, & life coaching.
Pregnancy can be a beautiful time with good self-care, talk with us about which Natural Health Solutions will work for you to make this a time where you really do glow and enjoy.
Please know, we can also help you fall pregnant by working with both you & your partner. Once you have the all-clear from your GP & / or specialist that you are both able to create a child, we can help your systems be in a receptive state to create your baby.
We do this with postural alignment, pregnancy massage, acupuncture, herbal medicine, & life coaching.
Pregnancy Massage & Craniosacral Therapy
As your body grows, the bones & muscles soften & muscular or fascial restrictions you had pre-pregnancy may become acute (ie painful) or you may find new aches as your centre of gravity changes. Pregnancy Care with us addresses these in a gentle & nurturing way right up until your baby arrives and also after birth.
Herbal Medicine & Supplements
It's a long list of to-eats and not-to-eats. Plus there are extra supplements for you which are very good for your developing baby, such as folate, omega-3. Herbal Medicine can also help alleviate some of the symptoms of morning sickness, high blood pressure, broken sleep. Our practitioners will work with your GP and other practitioners so that you have the best care.
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture is well-known to relieve the symptoms of morning sickness in the first trimester, restore sleep (disturbed by the influx of hormones), alleviate aches & pains, reduce appearance of new varicose veins as result of pregnancy blood distribution changes and more. Acupuncture may be combined with Moxibustion, Cupping or Chinese Herbal Medicine for an overall treatment care.
Practical Life Planning
Juggling work / life needs, your changing physicality, family expectations, baby names, birthing plans can be a lot so take the pressure off and have a chat with our Life Coach who will help you and partner come to solutions which work for you both.
It is very important to have a few bodywork treatments (we suggest either Craniosacral Therapy or Remedial Massage) in the first two months to aid pelvic and body realignment. We gently work with the pelvis and the muscles attaching to it to bring everything back into pre-baby or even better than pre-baby positioning.
And now that you are carrying your beautiful baby in your arms, we work in and around your shoulders and neck which are not used to this new exercise called 'baby lift, carry, hold'.
If you are feeling rundown with the nightly feeds then our herbalist will help to pep you up and provide nutritional advice to keep you hydrated and properly nourished for breastfeeding or have a few sessions of acupuncture to aid your energy and relieve the new stresses on the body caused by lack of sleep, breastfeeding.
- Low Back Pain, pressure on spine & tail bone
- Indigestion, shortness of breath
- Anxiety about labour, lifestyle change
- Swelling or cramping of feet and legs
- Headaches, Nausea, Stress, Tension
- Pelvic imbalances (torsion, rotation, pelvic tilt)
- Infants & mothers, post birth