Even though I’m powering towards the end of my second trimester, I’d like to share some of my experiences from the first, in particular how I managed my health naturopathically. ____________ The first inkling I had that I was pregnant, apart from the late period of course, was a generally bloated and ‘off’ feeling. I […]
Being in good health before conceiving is ideal, but pregnancy itself is a health journey that will benefit immensely from specialised care. During pregnancy your body will go through a huge amount of change. It’s a wonderful time and an especially important one in which to take special care of both yourself and your babe. Managing morning sickness, supporting energy and preparing your body for birth are some areas I can support you with.
If you’re like the large majority of women, it’s highly likely you’ll experience some sort of morning sickness during your pregnancy. However, feeling queasy and nauseous (with or without vomiting) may not be limited to mornings only – and for many women it would probably be more accurately termed ‘all day sickness’. An unfortunate side […]
If you follow me on Twitter, you will be very familiar with my regular posts and re-tweets of articles that discuss gut health, digestion and beneficial bacteria. I do this because I’m interested in bacteria (amongst other things). I’m interested in bacteria because, while there are many factors that influence your health, the right balance […]
Stress and anxiety are common, incredibly common. On average, 1 in 4 Australians reports feelings of anxiety and 1 in 3 of us will experience depressive symptoms*. As regards stress, well… I would suggest that we are all stressed, regularly, in one way or another. I’ve written before about how stress takes a toll on your […]
Today I’m guest posting over at Mouths of Mums. Click through to read my top 5 tips to beat morning sickness. Have you used any of these remedies yourself? What did you find worked the best?
Feeling sick through the early stages of pregnancy is not pleasant, but not unusual. In fact, up to 80% of women have mild to moderate nausea and over half of these will also experience vomiting. Once you’re through the first trimester (first 12 weeks) of pregnancy, symptoms will usually start to fade; although some women […]
You know how I love working in pregnancy and postpartum care? Well I also love birthing (birthing and baby stories are always welcome in clinic!). This love inspires me to continue building my knowledge and experience in this area. At the moment I’m taking part in a training series called Engaging in Birth, which is […]
A little while ago I gave a shout-out on Facebook and Twitter for my new favourite doco Face of Birth… I have serious heart-love for this film and feel like everyone should clap their eyes on it – particularly prospective parents. Last week Sarah and I took part in the last round of Capers’ Complementary Therapies Workshops. Spending the day talking about pregnancy […]
At the clinic we see a lot of women during their pregnancy and it’s an absolute privilege to work with them through this time. Apart from general healthy living advice, we use acupuncture, nutrition and herbal medicine to keep both mum and baby at their healthiest. Usually we recommend that our pregnant patients check in with us through each trimester, […]
If you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or even thinking about trying to get pregnant, it’s likely you’re familiar with the large amount of recommendations made through public health organisations, practitioners, books, blogs, friends, family etc… What to eat, how much and when… What not to eat, drink or do… How you should look […]