Pregnancy Clinic

$70.00$250.00

The Pregnancy Clinic is designed to support pregnant women and their wellbeing throughout the 3 trimesters. Our role is to support you in making the right choices around nutrition and navigating issues from the first trimester through to the third trimester. We help you make the right nutritional choices during pregnancy & help provide you with the best outcomes for you and your family through this exciting, yet challenging time. The body requires up to 1/3 more nutrition during pregnancy. Traditionally women have supplemented their diet with nutrient rich foods throughout pregnancy. Studies have shown that what we eat during pregnancy affects our babies development so we want you to know from the start what nutrients you should be getting and why.

From the 1st trimester and the immediate changes that happen within your body the first appointment helps you to navigate what foods you can turn to when feeling nauseas and how to get the most from the foods you eat. We start you on a high quality supplementation programme to get you through pregnancy feeling great and supplying your body with the nutrients it needs to help grow a baby!  We help you to find safe herbs to help combat the morning sickness that often accompanies the first trimester. It is important to remember that not all herbs are safe during pregnancy and qualified expertise is required to choose safe and appropriate herbal remedies.

From the 2nd trimester where cravings and unhealthy eating habits can pop up we guide you to healthy options to help you choose the right foods if your cravings are stong as this can indicate a deficiency or a need. Often when we increase our nutrition, food cravings are eliminated. From the second trimester we also start to look at family history of both partners and what you can do to minimise risk of allergies plus to help feed your baby’s growing brain. At this stage it is easy to get anaemic or deficient in minerals if not supplementing so we advise on the correct supplementation and gut probiotics for your needs {Multi-micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy for prevention of maternal anaemia and adverse birth outcomes in a high-altitude area: a prospective cohort study in rural Tibet of China}. We also help you navigate yeast infections, and any other niggly issues.

From here we have a follow up at the beginning of the 3rd trimester in order to get you onto the right probiotics to help with successful breastfeeding, allergy prevention and to ensure that your gut flora are in the best place in preparation for baby’s birth. Studies have shown that certian probiotcs help reduce Strep B infection preterm {https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27590374/}. We start you on a herbal programme to prepare the uterus for birth which research has shown lowers certain types of complications at birth {http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10754818}. We also help to navigate any issues you may be having with fluid retention & pre-eclampsia risk {https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4521300/} reflux or sleep that may be affecting your feelings of wellbeing. We also inform you about the what to do after birth if there are any complications with mum or baby and how to help heal stitches, cradle cap, nappy rash and more.

Without the education around food and eating we can easily feel that our body does not behave in the way we would like it especially with the extra hormones. Without proper nutrition high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar levels and other complications can occur throughout pregnancy many of which can be minimised or prevented with good nutrition. We believe that together with good antenatal care from your midwife & GP we can help prepare you for birth in a natural and meaningful way so that you can enjoy your pregnancy and birth.

The Pregnancy Wellbeing Clinic consists of 3 appointments:

  • 1st Trimester ~ 1 hour appointment ~ We go over your diet, previous pregnancy’s, family and medical history and talk about diet as we prepare you to embark on your journey. We recommend the supplements for the best outcomes. We give you take home information about diet and foods for pregnancy. We recommend this appointment as soon as you find out you are pregnant or as soon as you find out about the Pregnancy Clinic.
  • 2nd Semester ~ Half hour follow up ~ At this follow up we talk about the pregnancy so far and any challenges you may have had. We talk more about changes in the 2nd trimester and the role of brain nutrients for you and your baby. We go over supplementation again and let you know what to do if you experience any common problems during the second trimester. We recommend this appointment at the beginning of the second trimester of pregnancy. If you only find out about the Pregnancy Clinic now then this should be your initial appointment.
  • 3rd Trimester ~ Half hour follow up ~ At this follow up we talk more about the pregnancy changes and any new challenges you may have had. The third trimester presents with different problems and we give you the tools to solve these with simple and safe recommendations. We talk more about how to prepare for birth with the use of herbs and specific probiotics that give your baby the best start in life. If you only find out about the Pregnancy Wellbeing Clinic now then this should be your initial appointment.

All appointments involve a referral to a medical practitioner if necessary.

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