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Feeling the ‘heat’ on your overdue due date?

Posted By On 25 Jun 2019
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For most pregnant women, their baby’s do not arrive on their expected due date or are overdue. This can make the mom to be begin to feel the ‘heat’. The ‘heat’ can be pressure from their own expectations and medical expectations as well as from family and friends.

There can be many reasons why an expectant mom can go overdue; baby is not in an ideal position, mom is tired or sick, and the list goes on.

There are many ways an Naturopathic Doctor can help in this scenario and I see it all the time in Mississauga! Here are some tips if you are feeling the ‘heat’ on your due date from our Mississauga Naturopathic Doctors:

1.  Do your best to take appropriate time off of work prior to the due time: Many mommies are in go-mode right up until the day before the due date. Honour yourself and take some time to see family and friends and do some self-care in the last few weeks.

2.  Sit at attention! Slouching or sitting back in a reclined position can encourage baby to be “sunny side up”. Ideal position for baby is to be face-down so that their soft nose is connecting to low back (therefore avoiding ‘back labour’). Sitting up on an exercise ball is a great choice when working at a desk or at home. Cat/cow exercises on the floor are also a wonderful exercise to encourage baby to be in the best position.

3.  Make a list: whether it be planning when to get your baby’s car seat checked to meeting a girlfriend for tea, these can all be written down and checked off! The more organized you are, the more relaxed you can feel and be best prepared for baby’s arrival.

Acupuncture, moxa, herbs, homeopathy and hypnotherapy can all be used to help both mom and baby get ready for the big day!

Call us today for more information on how to thrive during pregnancy and get prepared for labour.

In health,   Kirsten Almon ND, Cht

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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