Naturopathic Care For Moms & Kids
Our Naturopathic doctors have a special interest in supporting women from preconception, labour, delivery, and through the various stages of childhood development. Please explore the various health programs we provide specific to moms and kids below.
We can help to optimize you and your partner’s health prior to conception. This not only benefits your current health, but also increases the chances of an uncomplicated pregnancy and a healthy new baby. This includes tracking your cycle and understanding optimal fertile periods, nutritional and lifestyle counseling, stress and hormone management, as well as detoxification.
Preparing our bodies to nurture a little being is a big journey to embark on. As there are so many moving parts to our body’s ability to enable this to happen, our goal is to explore all aspects and provide optimal treatment to ensure viable fertility. This entails various forms of testing including hormones, general blood screening and genetic testing. As well, we explore and work with optimal nutrition, previous or current medical conditions and illnesses, environmental toxicity exposure, stress/fatigue and its effect on the body, pelvic health and maximizing your body’s natural ability to become pregnant.
Enduring IVF and IUI treatments are extremely taxing mentally and physically. At Marda Loop Moms and Kids, we are able to provide support through the decision-making process, pre and post transfer, and successful and unsuccessful transfer. Not only do we provide targeted acupuncture treatment, we can pull from our array of modalities to help provide optimal reproductive conditions.
Growing a little being inside takes enormous amounts of energy both mentally and physically. We provide full prenatal care starting at the date of conception, through all three trimesters, to the day the baby takes its first breath. This includes general check ups on a scheduled basis; nutrition for mom and baby; and dealing with issues of fatigue, nausea, constipation, heartburn, back pain/joint pain, and hemorrhoids. We are able to provide guidance through decisions surrounding labor and delivery, as well as physical preparation and support. For more information see our Naturopathic Pregnancy Support Page.
Congratulations on your new addition! We are able to help you navigate through the first days, weeks and months of motherhood. We assist with recovery from labor and help with lactation and breastfeeding. As you start to live your life ‘with baby’, we can provide support during emotional changes, as well as treatment of physical conditions such as infections, digestive problems, and pelvic conditions.
Growing little beings! Tracking growth and development of your child, along with checking in about minor or major ailments in order to keep your child healthy and prevent illnesses, is the smartest way to go! This entails a full physical exam, going over current concerns, and assessing their physical and developmental growth. Generally speaking we like to assess our children at the following stages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 weeks, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18 months, 2 – 10 years old.
At Marda Loop moms and kids, we can support your child through the vaccination process irrespective of the route you wish to take. By working with and boosting the body’s natural immune system, we can tailor treatment to natural immunity as well as if your child receives vaccinations from public health services. We can provide information on the vaccination process, and help to educate you on this controversial issue in order for you to feel comfortable and confident in your decisions.
With children’s growing and morphing personalities, combined with social interaction, and emotional and cognitive development, there is a lot going on within a child’s brain and heart. Behavioral issues such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) are becoming more and more prevalent. As our philosophy of Naturopathic medicine is to treat the whole person, these are conditions that we are able to really understand thoroughly, and work with children and families to navigate through the process to a happy and health child.
Many of the most common medical conditions affecting infants and children (and adults for that matter!) stem from the digestive system. In infancy and childhood the tissues and organs of the digestive system are immature and need time to develop properly. Now is the time to get that gut working efficiently and optimally! This will lead to a long life of a healthy immune system and fending off several medical conditions.
Allergies and a faulty immune system arise in many different symptomatic forms such as skin rashes, bellyaches and reoccurring colds and flus. If the immune system becomes chronically taxed, this can lead to more severe conditions such as cancers and autoimmune disease. By treating the immune system and the root cause of your child’s allergies, we can help mitigate these long-term effects.
As teenagers embark upon those years of hormonal and physiological changes, their need for balance mentally and emotionally increases. At Marda Loop Wellness, we have the tools to help teens navigate their way through conditions such as depression and anxiety. Using a variety of our modalities such as lifestyle counseling, herbal and homeopathic treatments, along with creating a safe space, we can help to encourage both the body’s physical and mental aspects of these conditions to heal.
Part of growing up is becoming aware of your physical appearance, no matter what age this occurs at. At certain stages in life, skin issues can become quite a sensitive topic. At Marda Loop Wellness we can get to the bottom of these issues, thereby finding ways to support the body’s ability to calm down skin breakouts, whether it is a rash or acne that individuals are dealing with.
Learning is a pertinent aspect of a child’s life. As memory, focus and attention are integral parts to a child’s well being, when problems arise in these areas, they are sometimes categorized into autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder, or learning disabilities. At Marda Loop Wellness, we are able to target key aspects of why these issues have arisen and effectively, how to support and treat each child in the way they need. By enabling children to connect well with aspects of learning, it will increase their confidence and overall aspect of health.
Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia are prevalent conditions with onset in the adolescent and teenage years. As these diseases are quite complex, Naturopathic medicine can help treat both physical and emotional/mental aspects which are of concern.