Happy Healthy Pregnancy

By | 2017-01-09T13:02:16+00:00 June 28th, 2015|Articles, Pregnancy|

 by Luisa Harvey ND Pregnancy is such a wonderful time to embrace and enjoy and just as every body is different, every woman experiences pregnancy differently. There is much we can do to ensure a happy and healthy pregnancy. Optimising your nutrition is a great foundation for growing a healthy baby as well as making

Acupuncture and pregnancy labour induction

By | 2017-01-09T13:04:00+00:00 June 26th, 2015|Articles, Pregnancy|

by Patricia Kowal, MAOM, Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Practitioner Acupuncture may be used to help your baby in encouraging the process of labour induction if the baby has been slow in initiating the labour process. Midwives initially became interested in labour induction with acupuncture when they observed beneficial changes in pregnant women following acupuncture

Natural Support for Optimal Fertility

By | 2017-01-09T13:09:24+00:00 June 26th, 2015|Articles, Pregnancy|

By Karen McElroy, Naturopath As holistic health practitioners we often talk to couples about the need for ‘preconception care’ – which is all about getting as healthy as possible prior to conceiving. Research has now confirmed the importance of making healthy changes to diet and lifestyle in the months leading up to pregnancy, not just

Prevent back pain associated with pregnancy!

By | 2017-01-16T13:15:34+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|Articles, Back Health, Pregnancy|

By Alison Leitch Chiropractor Many pregnant women experience low back pain, especially during the second and third trimester. A study of 400 women found that 42.5% of women reported pain during their pregnancy. One third of women report that their back pain is so severe that it interferes with their ability to work, sleep and

Herbal Medicine to Support Successful Breastfeeding

By | 2017-01-16T13:04:29+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Articles, Healthy Living, Pregnancy|

By Heidi Merika BHSc.Nat Breastfeeding can be a beautiful time of connection between mother and child. It is now well recognized that breastfeeding provides optimal nutrition for infants that not only nourishes them in infancy but establishes healthy nutritional foundations that will serve them for the rest of their lives. Even though the benefits of