Naturopathic Medicine in Newmarket
Naturopathic Medicine: what is it?
Naturopathic Medicine For Fertility
Sometimes, conceiving a child isn't as straightforward as it should be.
Let’s talk about fertility: If getting pregnant has proven to be difficult, or you, like many women, have suffered through miscarriages, naturopathic medicine is here to support you.
Whether you’re still trying to conceive naturally, or you’re in the process of going through medically-assisted fertility treatment, Oona Newmarket is here to help you achieve your goal of conceiving and carrying a baby.
Naturopathic medicine can help treat some of the underlying conditions that affect fertility including:
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS),
- Hormonal imbalance
- Hypothyroidism and thyroid disease
- Poor egg quality
- Low ovarian reserve
- Luteal phase defect
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Unexplained infertility
Commonly Asked Questions About Fertility Naturopathy
Natural fertility treatment involves various therapies to complement the conventional fertility approach. Many factors get overlooked when couples are facing difficulty on their road to conception, so we make sure to look at the whole picture to understand better how to support your unique situation.
The most common factors we consider to improve fertility include:
- Weight management for fertility
- Dietary habits to improve fertility
- Egg & sperm quality
- Hormone balance, cycle charting & ensuring ovulation
- Reducing inflammation
- Stress management
- Improving sleep
Whether you’re trying naturally or working with a fertility clinic, spending up to 3 months in preparation using naturopathic approaches has repeatedly proven to result in higher pregnancy rates and improved embryo quality.
Yes. Naturopathic medicine can be used to effectively address many conditions that result in infertility such as:
- Uterine fibroids & polyps
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Hormone imbalance and irregular menstrual cycles
- Low sperm quantity and quality
- Low egg quality
Absolutely. While assisted reproductive technology ensures the creation and implantation of embryos, naturopathic therapies focus on improving the quality of those embryos which is equally important. We do this by working with couples a few months before egg retrieval to improve egg and sperm quality. Incorporating acupuncture to support assisted cycles improves outcomes as well.
Acupuncture is effective during the entire reproductive cycle. We recommend including acupuncture during the preconception period, and throughout the egg retrieval, transfer, implantation and two week wait period.
The benefits of acupuncture for fertility include:
- improved blood flow to the ovaries and improved endometrial lining
- improved response to medicated cycles
- reduced stress hormone production
- promotion of optimal environment for implantation
- Treatment for irregular cycles, PCOS and endometriosis
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Naturopathic Medicine During Pregnancy
The time you spend pregnant will be one of the biggest events in your life.
- Gestational Diabetes
- Constipation and Gas
- Immune issues (Frequent Colds/Illness)
- Leg cramps
Through each trimester Naturopathy is there to help support a healthy pregnancy through use of personalized dietary plans, herbal treatments, and nutritional supplements.
Oona’s team of naturopaths in Newmarket is dedicated to guiding you towards a smoother labor and postpartum recovery.
During pregnancy Naturopathic medicine can help treat:
- Fetal malpositions, be it breech, transverse, or posterior presentation, with acupuncture and/or homeopathics
- Cervical ripening with acupuncture to make your birth more efficient
- Labour induction past 40 weeks with acupuncture, herbs and homeopathics
Nutritional/herbal support and acupuncture for an easier labour
Commonly Asked Questions About a Prenatal Naturopath
You can come in as soon as you’re feeling ready to do so. While it is common to wait 10-12 weeks before being seen by an obstetrician or midwife, many couples have lots of questions and concerns and our naturopathic doctors can offer support from week one. Not only is it great to have any early pregnancy concerns addressed right away, but you can rest assured that you are receiving all the critical nutrients and factors considered for pregnancy viability and healthy baby development in the first trimester. From choosing the best prenatal vitamin to preparing your birth plan, our naturopathic doctors are here to support you every step of the way.
While we can order the same tests as your primary care provider, we may interpret the results differently. We will ensure your bloodwork results are not just sufficient – we aim for them to be truly optimal. We can offer treatment ideas to address your pregnancy related symptoms and conditions using natural, safe and evidence-based therapies. Addressing your prenatal health from every angle ensures better pregnancy and birth outcomes.
Naturopathic medicine can help prevent and guide you through treatment options for many pregnancy-related conditions such as:
- Morning sickness/ nausea + vomiting
- Urinary Tract or Yeast infections
- Constipation or Hemorrhoids
- Restless legs syndrome
- Gestational diabetes
- Gestational hypertension
- Edema & varicose veins
- Pain management
- Placenta previa
- Immune support
- Breech fetal position
- Labour preparation
- Natural induction
Yes, when prescribed by a properly trained practitioner, there are many vitamins, nutrients, herbs and homeopathic remedies that are effective and safe during pregnancy. Our practitioners are the experts on recommending evidenced based, natural therapies to support you safely throughout your pregnancy.
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Postnatal Naturopathic Care
The initial three months following childbirth, often referred to as the 'fourth trimester,' is a period of recovery and rest.
This is also a time for bonding with your new baby, as you all adjust to new routines. Breastfeeding can bring its own challenges, emotions can feel all over the place, and finding your new normal (whatever that may be!) can feel impossible. Whether this is your first, second, third, or fourth baby, being well supported in those early postpartum weeks can make all the difference in how well you recover.
Naturopathic care can play a pivotal role during this time in fostering a well-rounded recovery.
- Pain management
- Vaginal/perineal healing
- C-section healing
- Breastfeeding issues, including help with determining food sensitivities
- Postpartum depression/anxiety and other mood issues
We feel that it’s important to note – at Oona Newmarket, once you’ve had a baby, we consider you postpartum forever. Whether your baby is 6 weeks old, or 6 years old it’s never too soon or too late to start feeling better.
Commonly Asked Questions About a Postnatal Naturopath
We are here to support you at any point – whether it be immediately after your delivery to improve healing or further down the road to assist with burnout. While being a new parent means shifting your attention to your little one, know that our focus is on you. You deserve support to ensure you heal, recover and transition into motherhood feeling your very best.
Naturopathic medicine can help you thrive, some common conditions we treat include:
- Perineal healing
- Healing from cesarean
- Postpartum mood support
- Milk supply
- Thyroid health
- Weight gain
- Fatigue & Adrenal support
Yes. Our practitioners are expertly trained to ensure any therapeutics used are compatible with breastfeeding to ensure your peace of mind.
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Naturopathic Treatment For Pediatric Health
Our little ones can have their own health challenges.
- Feeding issues
- Digestive issues: colic, gas, reflux, constipation, diarrhea
- Skin issues: rashes/eczema/psoriasis/cradle cap
- Allergies/food sensitivities
- Immune support: frequent colds/flus, ear infections, fever
- Sleep issues
- Mood, attention and behavioural issues
- Developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders
Commonly Asked Questions About Pediatric Naturopathy
The principles of naturopathy require a close look at all the systems involved in your infant, toddler or big kid’s well-being. We ensure that your baby is hitting all their milestones and benefitting from the vital nutrients required for their growth. Changes in your child’s development may reveal early signs of nutrient deficiencies or health concerns. Implementing small changes can have lasting impact on your child’s long-term health.
Naturopathic medicine can effectively manage many conditions of infancy and childhood. Some common concerns include:
- Acid reflux
- Frequent colds & flus
- Ear infections
- Sleep disturbances
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