Prenatal & Postnatal Treatments
Naturopathic treatments are available for pre-conception & fertility, throughout pregnancy and during the post-partum period for both mother and baby. Dr. Schmocker is a member of the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors.
There are natural treatment options for a variety of pregnancy-related health concerns, including:
- digestive concerns such as constipation, nausea & vomiting, heartburn;
- fatigue & difficulty sleeping;
- varicose veins & hemorrhoids;
- labour prep, breech presentation & induction;
- lactation support - insufficient milk supply, mastitis, etc.
Dr. Schmocker can also provide guidance with respect to:
- appropriate maternal diet;
- supplements for fertility & pregnancy;
- infant nutrition, colic, breastfeeding & food introduction
As your baby grows throughout pregnancy your body continues to change causing a shift in your center of gravity which can alter your spinal biomechanics. These changes often lead to low back, hip, pelvis and rib pain. Chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue therapy safely and effectively help reduce your discomfort by restoring balance throughout your spine.
Treatment throughout pregnancy, specifically Webster Technique can also help make labour more comfortable as a balanced pelvis promotes and encourages your baby to be in an optimal position for delivery.
Chiropractic care after pregnancy can be beneficial for so many reasons as gentle adjustments can help restore the balance of the pelvis thus decreasing pubic, buttocks and hip pain. Aches and pains through the upper back and neck from nursing and carrying your new baby can also be addressed with chiropractic treatments.
Along with adjustments and soft tissue therapy, your chiropractor can recommend specific rehabilitative exercises to regain core musculature strength.
Massage Therapy is a soothing and natural treatment for swelling, muscle tension, and general discomfort associated with pregnancy. Registered Massage Therapists use unique techniques to decrease muscle spasm related to postural changes and ligament laxity, as well as to improve circulation and drainage.
relieve muscle tension in hips, back and neck
decrease pain caused by headaches and leg cramps
decrease joint pain
promote relaxation and decrease labour anxiety
reduce muscle tension and fatigue
decrease pain associated with breastfeeding and poor posture
lessen scar tissue formation after c-section
promote hormonal balance