Pre and Post Pregnancy Care

Chiropractic Care, Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture Care for a Healthy Comfortable Pregnancy

 

At Vivid Health, we help women from conception through delivery.

 

There are many benefits to your well-being from gentle chiropractic adjustments to ease stresses during the many stages of pregnancy. 

And Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture Care may help with fertility and successful pregnancy.

Chiropractic and Pregnancy

As you move through the stages of pregnancy, there are many changes that occur in the musculoskeletal system.  Chiropractic care can help alleviate these shifts in structural, postural, and hormonal changes.  The extra weight gain that is a normal part of pregnancy can place significant stress on your low back, pelvis and feet. 

 

Low back and hip pain can also cause changes in your sleep pattern and affect the way your body is able to repair and recharge, let alone create a baby!  Chiropractic care can help relieve the aches and pains that come along with your changing pregnant body.  It calms your nervous system and keeps it balanced during such a tremendous transformation.

Chiropractic care provides strategies on how to reduce back strain, muscle fatigue, and improve spinal and pelvic alignment to allow for the best functioning of your nerves during this time.  It can also help alleviate the mood swings and exhaustion that are often felt during pregnancy. 

 

Chiropractors and Midwives work well together and can provide many benefits towards the wellbeing of a pregnant client.  At Vivid Health, gentle and effective adjustments are used to ease the stresses of pregnancy.  Dr. Gilas and Dr. Rajan both have a lot of experience as a mom and an aunty respectively, caring closely for loved ones and clients like you going through the stages of pregnancy.

Conditions that may be helped:

 

-Pelvic and Hip pain

-Low back pain and Tailbone pain

-Neck pain

-Sciatica

-Groin pain

-Abdominal tension/Uterine ligament torsion

-Fetal positioning

 

Chiropractic can be a wonderful part of your journey to having a baby, make your appointment today!

Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture Care

 

Acupuncture helps to regulate hormones and improve or balance the central nervous system - two of the most important things you can do for pre and postnatal care for both mom and baby. Acupuncture helps make the experience of being pregnant easier and more enjoyable!

 

Fertility & Successful Pregnancy – Acupuncture helps to:

 

-Decrease stress

-Balance hormones (FSH, prolactin, cortisol, estrogen progesterone). Brings the body into homeostasis.

-Improve ovulation 

-Increase low libido 

-Benefits underlying conditions (PCOS, endometriosis, PMS)

-Manage sexual dysfunction

-Help the male factor – testosterone, motility, sperm quality

Prenatal

 

Pregnancy should be a wonderful experience – from glowing skin and all. However, sometimes that’s not the case. Whether you’re suffering from morning sickness, back pain or baby position issues or if you want to get your body ready to deliver your baby, acupuncture can help. Acupuncture is safe and effective in pregnancy!

 

Prenatal Acupuncture helps to:

 

-Reduce swelling and edema

-Improve the position of your baby to assist with delivery

-Manage blood pressure

-Labour preparation

-Decrease joint pain & inflammation

Postnatal

 

Our clinic has been treating new mommas for years. We know that after giving birth – hormones tend to be out of whack for months. In addition, being a new mom usually comes with exhaustion, plenty of stress. Acupuncture helps to balance mood, decrease stress and bring hormone levels back to normal. Most mom’s also use this as downtime to unwind and relax. 

Postnatal acupuncture can help manage the following:

 

-Heavy periods

-Irregular periods 

-Mid-cycle bleeding

-PMS

-PCOS

-Endometriosis

-Uterine fibroids

Male Factor/Men’s Fertility

 

Male reproductive health can benefit from acupuncture as well! The male partner is a factor in up to 50% of infertile couples. Studies show that acupuncture can improve sperm production and motility (a measure of sperm movement). Men’s reproductive issues and conditions show to be very responsive to acupuncture.

 

Acupuncture can help treat:

 

-Low sperm count

-Low testosterone

-Varicocele

-Erectile dysfunction

-Problems with sperm morphology

-Sperm motility issues

 

In addition to acupuncture, we offer Naturopathic Medicine:

 

-Nutraceutical support (herbs, minerals, vitamins etc.)

-Naturopathic diet and fertility nutrition counselling -specific to each person or couple

-Fertility testing (sex hormones, thyroid testing, semen analysis, nutritional testing etc.)

-Fertility lifestyle counselling (cycle monitoring, do’s & don’ts)