Prenatal Care Program

Are you pregnant? Looking for natural solutions to health ailments during this delicate and crucial period? Want a healthy, optimal pregnancy?

Introducing

The Naturopathic Prenatal Care Program

  • Specially designed to support women during their pregnancy, from conception to birth and beyond
  • Ideal for women who want an all-natural, drug-free, optimal pregnancy
  • Provides safe, effective, natural support for symptoms during pregnancy including but  not limited to:
    • morning sickness
    • colds, flus, infections
    • digestive upset
    • insomnia, poor sleep
    • fatigue
    • skin conditions (e.g. eczema flare-ups)
  • Offers naturopathic alternatives to Western/ allopathic medicine
  • Allows pregnant women to bring up questions and concerns they may have in a comfortable, unhurried setting
  • Pregnant women can join anytime during their pregnancy
  • Weight and blood pressure will be taken at each visit. Lab tests for Rh factor, complete blood count (anemia), blood sugar (gestational diabetes), ferritin (iron storage), etc. can be ordered (lab fees are extra).

Description of Visits:

Visit #1: You’re pregnant! (4 to 12 weeks; book when you first find out you’re pregnant)

  • Discussion of the basics and how to approach your pregnancy; screening for possible health concerns (Rh factor, thyroid function, anemia, iron levels, etc.)
  • Topics discussed include: what to avoid; prenatal vitamins; dispelling common misconceptions; which hospital and system (private/ public) would suit particular needs
  • Discussion of natural medicines in alleviating common symptoms encountered in the first trimester e.g. nausea, indigestion, anxiety, sleeplessness, etc. Treatment will be given as necessary.
  • Your weight and blood pressure will be taken.

Visit #2: Cruising along! (13 to 20 weeks)

  • Personalized diet analysis to ensure you and your baby are getting your nutritional  requirements
  • Discussion of giving your baby the best headstart to health (baby’s brain development, prevention of allergies, etc.)- starting in the womb!
  • Discussion of optimal exercise during pregnancy, stress management, prevention of common third trimester complications such as gestational diabetes and high blood pressure i.e. pre-eclampsia
  • Resources for prenatal classes, acupuncture, osteopathy and other labor support
  • Your weight and blood pressure will be taken.

Visit #3: Final Stretch! (26-30 weeks)

  • Discussion of labour and delivery choices; birth plan; pain management techniques
  • Discussion of factors affecting postpartum depression and preventive measures
  • Personalized diet analysis to ensure you and your baby are getting your nutritional requirements
  • Your weight and blood pressure will be taken.

Visit #4: Almost There! (32-36 weeks)

  • Ensuring mother is prepared physically, mentally and emotionally for labour, delivery and beyond
  • Discussion of expectations around childbirth, new addition to family
  • Review of pain management techniques during labour; naturopathic support and alternatives to drugs
  • Discussion of postnatal health for mother and baby; nutrition, nutraceuticals, breastfeeding resources, lactation and infant care (for infections, immune system support, prevention of allergies, etc.)
  • Your weight and blood pressure will be taken.

Besides the structured visits, patients can also see Dr. Yik for natural alternatives to infections and other health concerns.

Please note: There are certain conditions of pregnancy which may require pharmaceutical drugs and medical intervention. Dr. Yik believes that the patient and her baby’s safety and wellbeing come first. She fully supports and works together with other healthcare professionals.