Naturopathic preconception care emphasizes proper nutrition to promote appropriate nutrient intake and provide all the vitamins and minerals essential for growth. Working with fitness to maintain a healthy weight and develop exercise habits before and during pregnancy is another important component. Preconception care also focuses on removing a lifetime buildup of environmental toxins that may harm prenatal development and interfere with fertility, so detox programs are often an integral part of care, as well as learning to avoid future exposures to pesticides, heavy metals, and plastics wherever possible.
Naturopathic medicine is an excellent partner to conventional family planning and prenatal care, as well as a comprehensive complement to fertility treatments. Having a strong and healthy baby is the ultimate goal!
If you are thinking about expanding your family, whether for the first time or the fifth, give me a call and we can discuss what options may be best for you to prepare baby's first nursery!
Dr. Klara Carson ND