Pregnancy And Breastfeeding

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Naturkur Wellness Center

Wellness Center located in Seattle, WA

When you desire a holistic pregnancy and to breastfeed your new little one, having providers who support and understand these desires is invaluable. The naturopathic providers at Naturkur Wellness Center, located in Seattle, Washington, care deeply about giving you everything you need for planning and experiencing a healthy pregnancy. After your delivery, they strive to support you through a healthy postpartum period, including breastfeeding support, if needed. For a consultation, call or book an appointment online today.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Q & A

Naturkur Wellness Center

What does holistic pregnancy look like?

Having a holistic pregnancy starts with the belief that pregnancy involves every part of your body, mind, and spirit. Pregnancy is much more than just a physical experience, and it is important that every part of a new mom is considered in planning care and treatment before, during, and after your child is born.

Whenever possible, your naturopathic physician uses natural approaches to support a healthy pregnancy and to treat common discomforts, such as morning sickness, heartburn, and ligament pain.

A plan for a healthy, natural pregnancy includes:

  • Balanced diet and nutritional counseling
  • Safe activity plan
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Prenatal massage
  • Regular prenatal care

Your comprehensive pregnancy care also includes education about natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and healthy postpartum care.

What support is available after pregnancy?

After you have a child, the team at Naturkur Wellness Center continues to give you support as you begin life with your new little one through:

  • Postpartum checkups
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Newborn checkups
  • Well-baby care
  • Post-pregnancy weight loss
  • Postpartum depression evaluation and treatment
  • Education on well-baby care, breastfeeding, and more

Incontinence is a common problem during pregnancy, as well as after childbirth. Your naturopathic team can help to evaluate and treat your pregnancy-related incontinence, using pelvic floor rehabilitation and other natural approaches that help you regain bladder control.

What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

Choosing to breastfeed your child is a highly personal decision. The team at Naturkur Wellness Center supports your choice to care for your child this way and strives to give you whatever you need to be successful.

Although breastfeeding is not the only way to nurture your child, it holds many benefits for the baby, such as:

  • Improved immunity
  • Personalized nutrition
  • Decreased risks of childhood diseases

For mom, it can help your body heal faster, improve post-pregnancy weight control, and is a cost-effective way to feed your growing little one.

What support is available for breastfeeding?

Though breastfeeding is a natural process, it is not always easy. Breastfeeding support is often beneficial to help:

  • Ensure proper latch of baby
  • Monitor healthy infant weight gain
  • Give emotional support
  • Provide education about what to expect
  • Troubleshoot when problems arise
  • Encourage proper nutrition during breastfeeding

Your body, mind, and spirit can change in many ways during and after pregnancy. As you learn to care for a new little one, you have someone who cares naturally for both of you in every way possible.

Disclaimer: As Naturopathic Physicians, we don't treat or manage pregnancy. All pregnant patients must have a Midwife or OB/GYN they work with in order to manage their pregnancy.

For a consultation about pregnancy or breastfeeding, call or book an appointment online with Dr. Ghormley or Dr. Culleton at Naturkur Wellness Center today.