Nutrition is foundational to a mother-to-be and a growing fetus. At Total Health we recommend a healthy diet consisting of plenty of vegetables, as well as low-sugar fruit, as easily-digestible protein and healthy essential fatty acids.
Gentle exercise throughout pregnancy can support your overall physical and mental health. Studies have shown that 30 minutes of walking can be more effective than an anti-depressant drug. It is important to avoid exercise that may cause damage or strain to your body. Consult your medical practitioner for advice if you are unsure about suitable exercise during pregnancy.
In addition to healthy eating and lifestyle choices we recommend the support of a range of specific supplements and nutrients. Some supplements have been shown to support with lowering the risk of postnatal depression and premature birth, whilst supporting intelligence and vision in infants.
As parents, participating in a holistic health care program consisting of nutrition, gentle exercise, a supportive sleep routine, supplements and treatments during pregnancy and breastfeeding can support health, vitality and meet the high nutritional, care and support needs of parents and baby. This approach has shown to support healthy and allergy-free newborn babies.
During breastfeeding a percentage of all nutrients consumed by the mother are passed on to the baby through their breast milk. Therefore, it is vital that weaned babies continue to receive adequate nutritional intake through solids and liquids to maintain the sufficient nutrient levels that they received during breastfeeding. This will continue to ensure a baby’s healthy development.
Total Health offers deeply relaxing complementary healing modalities that support women during their pregnancy and early stages of motherhood.
If you are experiencing back, joint, muscle problems or pain during pregnancy, Musculoskeletal Therapy (MST) is known to be a gentle, safe and supportive therapy for pregnant women.
At Total Health we provide holistic support for you to have an enriching pregnancy as well as joy, connection, and fun with your child.
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