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Calling All Pregnant Ladies

Posted By On 21 Sep 2020
Calling All Pregnant Ladies

Calling all pregnant ladies!

The preparation for labour is a very important one . Consider a marathon–when one is training there is a running and cross training schedule to optimize strength, speed and avoid injury. It can take months to train for this.

The same can be said for ‘training’ for labour. Some of the core concepts include:

  1.  Learning breathing exercises: deep breathing can decrease CO2 which helps to decrease anxiety, and increase O2 for circulating to baby.
  2.  Practicing relaxation: can you actually relax or are there areas in your body that remain tense (i.e. jaw, neck, glutes).
  3.  Imagery: imaging in your mind’s eye, a flower blossoming or a balloon expanding can help the body to open and be ready for baby’s arrival.

A good way to start practicing is to do 10 deep breaths upon waking and again before bed. While breathing, focus on relaxing every muscle in your body.

Kirsten Almon ND, CHt

For more information on how to keep you and your family healthy, I can help in a couple of ways:

1. Work with me one-on-one
If you would like to work directly with me and radically improve your energy-just send us a quick email and we can set you up with a Naturopathic Initial Consult.

2. Test drive my services
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Kirsten Almon ND
and the Erin Mills Optimum Health team
(905) 828-2014

This information and linked articles should be taken for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for health care advice. Enjoy these testimonials. However, a result for one patient may not be typical of all patients. Our aim is to help you have an excellent experience at our Mississauga office and to help you reach your health goals.

Dr. Kirsten Almon

Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for "naturopathic well child visits" and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

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