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Port Dalhousie | St. Catharines Chiropractor

Pre and Postnatal Care

Using alternative therapy for your pre and postnatal care is a healthy choice for you and your baby.

Niagara’s Pre and Postnatal Care Specialists

About Pre and Postnatal Care

Pre and postnatal care is highly recommended for when you are pregnant to ensure that you have a healthy pregnancy, a safe delivery, and proper care after delivery. Throughout the stages of your pregnancy, you will experience different symptoms and have many questions. Dalhousie Health and Wellness will answer all of your questions and provide natural and safe care before, during, and after your pregnancy. With extensive training in prenatal care and postnatal care for mothers, we provide guidance to ease you through each step of your pregnancy.

 

Our Techniques

 

Webster Technique

The Webster Technique is a chiropractic treatment that was specifically developed to help prepare a woman’s hips and pelvis for delivery. This technique helps to position the baby in the most optimal position so that the baby and mother are more comfortable throughout the pregnancy and is key to a smooth and safe delivery. There are many advantages to including chiropractic care from a doctor who is trained in the Webster Technique.Having adjustments throughout your pregnancy can prepare you for a safer delivery and it also gives the baby more room to develop in the uterus.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an alternative therapy that originated in China and can be used throughout all stages of your pregnancy. Prenatal acupuncture helps with fertility and encourages a healthy pregnancy. It is one of the safest and most effective ways to treat a variety of conditions that are associated with pregnancy and perinatal care, preparing your body for labour and inducing delivery, turning breech babies, balancing hormones, and improving milk supply for lactation.

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Pilates

Pilates is growing in popularity as an alternative therapy in postnatal care. After you give birth,  you can often feel a disconnect from your pelvic floor and have weak lower abdomen. Dalhousie Health and Wellness offers one-on-one Pilates sessions during which you will be instructed in effective exercises to reestablish and strengthen your pelvic floor and lower abdomen.

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Kinesio-taping

Kinesio-taping is a special taping technique that strategically places kinesiology tape around your abdomen and/or back to help support and relief pain in muscles and joints while pregnant. This technique will help with abdominal support and decrease with lower back problems and other pains that you experience while pregnant. Kinesio-taping also helps to prevent diastasis recti, which is the natural separation of the abdominal wall from the midline to make room for your growing baby.

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Pregnancy Massage

Massage is an effective complementary therapy in addition to your prenatal care. It can help with the normal discomforts that occur when you are pregnant.  Pregnancy massage alleviates the pressure on weight-bearing joints, help with upper and lower back problems and sciatica nerve relief, improve circulation, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.

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Herbs and Homeopathics for Labour

There are many benefits to using natural alternatives like herbs and homeopathy to help pregnant women throughout the phases of their pregnancy, especially in their final trimester. This alternative therapy helps decrease pain and anxiety, keeps you on schedule to deliver, and helps to reduce complications associated with labour.

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Nutrition

Diet is very important, especially when you are expecting a baby. A proper diet and nutrition plan prior to conception is essential for the good health and development of your baby. Everyone is different, which means there is not one diet or nutrition plan that fits every mother-to-be. Your personalized plan is based on your medical status, weight, and eating habits. Eating the right foods with proper nutrients will help decrease inflammation, regulate blood sugar, and help with other pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and constipation.

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Strep B-Prevention

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a common bacteria that pregnant women may carry in their lower genital tract. It can come and go; you may carry the bacteria and not show any symptoms, but if it is transmitted to your baby during childbirth, it can be dangerous. If you are prone to yeast infections, use chronic antibiotics for acne and other bacterial infections, or if you suffer from gonorrhoea, cervical dysplasia, or genital herpes you may be susceptible to strep-B. Natural remedies such as lifestyle modification, proper nutrition, and supplementing with herbs help to modify your flora so you will not have to rely on antibiotics for strep B during your pregnancy or labour.

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Our Specialties

 

Fertility

A naturopath will provide natural and safe fertility remedies to help you conceive. When developing a plan, your naturopath will look at more than just the symptoms, with the intention to find the underlying cause of symptoms that are preventing you from conceiving, such as hormonal imbalances or food sensitivity.

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Hormone Balance

Your hormones play a major part in body function and overall health, with effects on your mental, physical and emotional health. Even small changes to your lifestyle can affect your whole body and cause a hormonal imbalance. There are many treatments that can help restore your hormones including detoxification, lifestyle modification, acupuncture, and proper nutrition.

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Dr. Nardini is a St. Catharines naturopath with a special interest in thyroid health, has more than a decade of clinical experience treating a wide range of thyroid health issues. His primary interests lie in the health of the body’s Endocrine System, specifically Thyroid Conditions.
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More specifically, Dr. Nardini has been trained in the diagnosis and treatment of Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome.  This is a stress-related, usually reversible condition of the thyroid system.  In addition, he has extensive experience with a wide range of other thyroid conditions such as Grave’s disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism.
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Contact Dr. Nardini today at 289 668 5433 for a FREE 15 minute Q&A and find out how he can help you with your thyroid or general health related condition.
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