BIRTH PREPARATION & INDUCTION
Natural Therapeutics offers a range of services that can help you to prepare for a healthy birth, speed up recovery, promote healthy lactation and increase the energy of mums and babies following the birth.
You will be able to approach this special event feeling healthy, more confident, relaxed and physically prepared.
HERBAL MEDICINE & HOMEOPATHY
Partus preparators or herbal birth preparation tonics are taken in the last few weeks of pregnancy. These herbal formulations are used to tone the uterus and prepare for labour. The herbs also assist with recovery after delivery and help with milk supply for breast-feeding.
Homoeopathic birth kits are available to help manage the various situations that can arise during birthing such as back pain, leg cramps, ineffective contractions, etc.
Practitioner – KATIE FORSTER
Weekly acupuncture is a good way to manage stress, improve energy and stamina, and prepare your uterus and cervix for birth. It can even help you to deliver on time.
Acupuncture can also often successfully turn breech or malpositioned babies, though the earlier you start the better the chance of success.
If you are overdue or need to be induced early, acupuncture can be a highly successful induction method that minimises side-effects and, rather than the sudden intense contractions of medical inductions, contractions usually build slowly, reducing pain and stress.
Practitioner – KYLIE STABLER
Regular therapeutic pregnancy massages in the last few weeks before giving birth help to nurture you and your baby, relieve the additional tension and strain placed on your muscles, improve sleep, and enhance the wellbeing of you and your baby.
It will also teach you important relaxation strategies for labour that will help you relax in-between contractions and let go of as much tension as possible.