In Chinese medicine a woman’s capacity to fall pregnant and give birth to a healthy child is mainly governed by the strength of her Kidney energies. The Kidney’s energy governs growth to maturity, fertility, reproduction, fluid metabolism, bone development and memory. Other important organs are the Spleen which is in charge of digestion and the Liver which ensures the free movement of energy around the body.
Together these three organs ensure a woman can assimilate nutrients so that muscles, tissues and ligaments are nourished, supple and relaxed and that there is a smooth and even flow of blood throughout the body.
Naturopathic care focuses on making healthy dietary and lifestyle changes to stockpile nutrients and prepare for motherhood.
Pregnancy also comes with many physical and emotional changes and challenges such as:
We believe that complementary medicine can be highly beneficial during pregnancy, and your medical practitioner may recommend naturopathy, myotherapy, craniosacral therapy or acupressure to support your specialised care. Our practitioners will always work with your obstetrician and/or midwife to give you the best supportive care during your pregnancy.