West End Mamas Highlights How Prenatal Clinics Help Pregnant and Postpartum Mothers

May 17 03:54 2022
West End Mamas Highlights How Prenatal Clinics Help Pregnant and Postpartum Mothers

Located conveniently on Bloor Street in bustling Toronto, West End Mamas is a leading prenatal clinic that’s trusted by its community. Taking a holistic approach to both prenatal care and postpartum care, West End Mamas is run by an experienced team comprised of pelvic floor physiotherapists in Toronto, registered massage therapists, chiropractors, doulas, lactation consultants, naturopathic doctors, babywearing educators, childbirth education instructors, CPR instructors, osteopaths, occupational therapists, baby sleep experts, psychotherapists and mental health professionals, and acupuncturists. In a recent update, they shared how their work with nutrition, fertility, and pediatric care has impacted the lives of expectant mothers, their partners and their babies post birth.

Their approach is centred around providing complete care for the baby and the mother conveniently under one roof. All pregnant people who find themselves needing assistance with their physical, reproductive, and mental health before, during, and after pregnancy can benefit from visiting their office and reading this article.

About Holistic Prenatal and Postpartum Care

In a recent chat, we asked them about the kind of clientele they see and things got candid. According to CEO and founder Dr. Sarah Mickeler, their clientele used to be primarily expectant mothers primarily for perinatal care, but since its inception in 2017, the clinic has seen a huge uptick in the demand for postpartum and pediatric care. Since Covid-19 hit, more and more parents are realizing how difficult child care can be, especially at a time when they are isolated from loved ones who could have helped out. It takes a village to raise a child — and that’s what clinics like West End Mamas say they are here to provide.

Making Transition Easy for Pregnant and Postpartum Mothers

A lot of expectant mothers believe that a doctor’s office can only assist with checkups and warn them in case of complications. But modern-day prenatal centres understand that with nuclear families, what parents also need is a clinic that can teach them how to better take care of their health as well as the baby’s, whether it’s before or after childbirth.

There’s also a gap in the market with most pregnancy care centres focusing more on prenatal and current care, and experts not always being within reach for postpartum care. The postpartum period is a great emotional and physical change for the mother as she learns to take care of the newborn, and her health needs to be taken care of diligently as her body recovers from childbirth. Nutritional deficiency, sleep deprivation, and postpartum depression are all risk factors that can be prevented with proper care and advice.

Modern prenatal care clinics like ours usually have a team of specialists to provide emotional support and comfort during the most important phase of the mother’s life. Whether you’re struggling with lactation, maintaining a healthy diet, exercising, or even purchasing the best carrier, clothing, and furniture for your baby — they should have a specialist who can help. 

If you’re in search of someone who can be an extension of your aunties, mother, or grandmothers when it comes to the care of yourself and your children, you should consider a prenatal clinic in your area that practices functional care based on scientific evidence to provide you with advice. They can set you on the right path for taking care of yourself and improving fertility before pregnancy, help you have a better pregnancy, and help you transition into parenthood comfortably when your child is born. It’s a huge psychological comfort to know there is expert advice available when you most need it.

Nutritional Counselling and the Health of Mothers

Both pregnancy and childbirth are big events for our physical bodies. They take a huge toll on it and proper nutritional care is of utmost importance to maintain the health of the mother. 

Naturopathic doctors that take into account the entire medical and lifestyle history of the mother can provide customized nutritional counselling that helps prepare her body for this experience. They can help you weed through all pregnancy dos and don’ts when it comes to food choices, and recommend supplements that support a healthy pregnancy.

After childbirth, their role can become even more nuanced, and extends to pediatric care. With the new parents’ entire schedule depending on their child’s sleeping patterns during the first few months, maintaining a good diet can be even more difficult. This is where a naturopathic doctor that specializes in postpartum care and nutrition comes in.A naturopathic doctor can help you navigate the struggles of eating well during this important period and curate a plan that works around the health of your baby and you. Taking lifestyle considerations into account, they can even help you create a grocery shopping list that incorporates foods rich in minerals and vitamins that you need the most during this period. 

A naturopathic doctor understands that nutrition is essentially passed to a baby through breastmilk, so the mother’s diet plays a key role in the little one’s development. If necessary, your naturopathic doctor can also prescribe supplements – ensuring that both mother and child get the nutrients they need every day.

Chiropractic Care for Babies and Mothers

Since a pregnant woman’s body undergoes changes and adjusts to life’s new stresses, chiropractic care can help relieve all kinds of tension and help the mother use her body pain-free to care for her baby. 

To prevent muscle tension, headaches, rib discomfort, shoulder problems and joint problems brought on by improper lifting or reaching during pregnancy, ligaments should be treated before they return to their pre-pregnancy state. Chiropractic care can restore the balance of the pelvic region with exercises, stretches, and manipulation. While the role of chiropractic care during the prenatal period is to allow for an easier delivery — this form of care focuses on relieving the mother of aches and difficulties in walking, sleeping, and more.

The mid-back can also be aggravated by new mothers flexing forward for long periods. Some mothers also report a change in biomechanics while lifting car seats etc. Others may find themselves with a “nursing neck” that occurs as a result of breastfeeding/bottle feeding while looking down for a long time. Thoracic spine adjustments and pelvic adjustments can alleviate these conditions. Our prenatal clinic has specialists who can provide both prenatal and postpartum chiropractic care for new mothers who want to make their experience as pain-free as possible.

Acupuncture’s Many Benefits 

Acupuncture can help stimulate milk production and improve the recovery time after pregnancy.

Among the many postpartum conditions that acupuncture can treat in addition to restoring your body to balance and providing optimal reproductive health care:

  • postpartum depression
  • anxiety and “baby blues”
  • decreased energy and vitality
  • low milk supply
  • hormonal imbalances
  • persistent bleeding
  • lactation problems
  • mastitis
  • abdominal pain
  • night sweats
  • bleeding
  • incontinence

Other Key Prenatal and Postpartum Services Available at West End Mamas’ Toronto Office

Our prenatal clinic specializes in providing everything you need to support yourself as a mother. 

We have experts who can perform the emotional freedom technique that helps relieve you of blocked energy due to trauma and anxiety. Psychotherapists and counsellors are on-site to help with baby blues, trauma, and postpartum depression. Excellent osteopathic, physiotherapeutic, chiropractic, and acupuncture care is available for relieving your pain and aches. We also have doulas who become the single most source of comfort and emotional support during childbirth. 

Regardless of the stage you are at in your journey towards motherhood, our clinic can help. We have deep pride and passion for our work and have helped hundreds of women enjoy their pregnancy and motherhood a little more in the Toronto and York Region areas.

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Company Name: West End Mamas
Contact Person: Dr. Sarah Mickler
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Phone: +1 416-960-5656
Address:2477 Bloor St W floor 2nd
City: Toronto
State: ON M6S 1P7
Country: Canada
Website: https://bit.ly/west-end-mamas