Giving birth and the weeks that follow are filled with significant physical and emotional changes. We’re here to help you navigate those changes in the smoothest way possible.
Support for All Stages of Pregnancy
Prenatal, perinatal, and postpartum care is all about ensuring the mom (you!) and your baby are as healthy as possible. We address all aspects of your wellbeing, extending from your physical health to your emotional and mental health as well. We are here to support you and be your partners during pregnancy, birth, and after you give birth.
Our Holistic Approach to Prenatal, Perinatal, and Postpartum Care
We are here to improve the health and wellbeing of every person that walks through our doors. We do this by treating each patient with respect, listening to each person’s journey, and working with them to create a treatment plan that is tailored specifically to them. Our holistic approach appreciates that each person is unique and therefore deserves a treatment plan that addresses the whole person.
To treat those seeking support for prenatal, perinatal, and postpartum care we’ll recommend using one type of treatment or a combination of several including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition, vitamins, and supplements.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Prenatal Health Care?
Prenatal health care is the medical support you and your baby receive during pregnancy. It starts as soon as you are pregnant (or even during the conception period) and continues until you give birth. During this time, the health of you and your baby will be monitored through various screenings and tests. Depending on you and your baby’s needs, you may need to adjust your lifestyle, including sleeping habits, diet, and stress-related activities.
Why Is Prenatal Care Important?
Receiving prenatal care is important so you and your baby stay as healthy as possible during pregnancy. Regular checks will ensure the baby’s development is on-track and bring attention to any potential problems during pregnancy.
What is Perinatal Care?
Perinatal care begins at the end of 22 weeks of pregnancy and extends to after your baby’s birth. This time period is focused on addressing any health issues detected during pregnancy. A mother’s perinatal care includes support for health issues affecting the mother that begin during the second and third trimester such as fatigue, headaches, back and joint pain. It also includes treating late stage pregnancy and postpartum issues such as helping promote the onset of labor, reducing pain during delivery, postpartum depression, and lactation support.
Why is Perinatal Care Important?
Perinatal care is important for the continued health of you and the baby. This is a time to focus on overall health – the physical, mental, and emotional stresses that are brought on by pregnancy and giving birth.
Perinatal care can address physical issues that commonly appear during the second and third trimester, such as fatigue, headaches, back and joint pain. It also includes late stage pregnancy and postpartum issues such as helping promote the onset of labor, reducing pain during delivery, postpartum depression, and lactation support.
Perinatal vs Prenatal
What is the difference between perinatal and prenatal care? Prenatal care can start before conception or when you become pregnant and extends into pregnancy. This time is for monitoring the health of both you and the baby. It’s important to attend regular checkups and address any needed changes, such as changes to sleep habits, diet, medications, and any other lifestyle changes.
Perinatal care overlaps with prenatal care, but focuses on the later stages of pregnancy starting at 22 weeks and extending until after giving birth. This is a time when health issues that might occur during these later stages of pregnancy are addressed. This care concentrates on every aspect of your health during pregnancy, while giving birth, and after giving birth.
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