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Mississauga Pelvic Health

Naturopath

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Nurturing Wellness: Understanding Naturopathy's Holistic Approach

Naturopathy is a holistic healthcare approach that centers on the belief in the body's inherent ability to self-heal using natural remedies and therapies. Unlike conventional medicine, naturopathy seeks to identify and address the root causes of health issues rather than merely treating symptoms. By emphasizing the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and emotional well-being, naturopathy aims to promote overall health and prevent illness. This approach aligns with the philosophy that fostering a balanced and harmonious internal environment is essential for optimal health.

The collaboration between naturopathy and physiotherapy proves highly advantageous across diverse life stages and specific health requirements. In postpartum support, our seasoned Naturopathic Doctor and Birth Doula, Dr. Andrea Picardo, at Mississauga Pelvic Health, specializes in fostering general wellness and immune health. Her expertise complements the efforts of physiotherapy by playing a pivotal role in restoring hormonal balance and alleviating stress, working synergistically to rebuild strength and mobility. For those seeking fertility support, Dr. Picardo's naturopathic interventions enhance overall reproductive health, seamlessly integrating with physiotherapy to address specific musculoskeletal factors. In the realm of pediatric care, the combined approach leverages naturopathy's emphasis on immune system support and physiotherapy's focus on developmental concerns. During pregnancy, Dr. Picardo's naturopathic care contributes to a healthy gestation, working hand in hand with physiotherapy to ensure optimal physical function.

 

Together, these practices, tailored to individual needs, establish a comprehensive and personalized strategy for achieving and maintaining health and well-being while preventing burnout.

Services/testing are covered by extended health benefits and direct billing is provided!

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Pregnancy Support

 

•    Clear and structured nutrition and supplement plans
•    Acupuncture for breech, labour prep, and labour induction 
•    Improving birth outcomes and comfort during your pregnancy
•    Providing comfort strategies for you and your partner to implement for a smoother delivery

Health for you and your Growing Child

 

Feeling overwhelmed after googling how to have a healthy pregnancy? Experiencing fatigue, nausea, or recurrent infections during your trimester? At Mississauga Pelvic Health, our passion lies in enhancing birth outcomes and offering strategies for a comfortable pregnancy. We provide guidance on optimal lab values, nutrition, lifestyle, safe supplements, and acupuncture. Pregnancy is a marathon, and our goal is to make your journey more enjoyable by prioritizing your well-being!

Outcomes

• Preventing large or small for gestational age babies

• Preterm labor or premature rupture of membranes

• Management of gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia

• Management of Gestational diabetes

• Maternal mental health

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Pediatric Support

 

  • Clear, structured nutrition and supplement plans allergies, ear infection, and tonsillitis Immune support plans for prevention and active infection 

  • Providing topical options other than steroids for eczema and addressing skin concerns internally as well

  • Reducing recurrent

  • Supporting digestive health

 

Kids are resilient given the right whole systems supports

 

It can be hard watching your little one struggle with extremely itchy skin, constantly struggling with infection, or being in pain as they go to the washroom. While some ailments of childhood can be inevitable and they may grow out of them, that doesn't mean that we do nothing. My passion is to support our children's natural resilience by strengthening their gut health, balancing an overactive immune system, and getting to the root cause of some of their triggers.

Outcomes

  • Reduce frequency, severity, and duration of infection

  • Reduce flares and improve skin barrier with eczema and other skin conditions

  • Reduce discomfort around passing stool

  • Ensure optimal nutrition

  • Solidifying good gut health

Supporting Fertility

 

  • ​Clear and structured nutrition and supplement plans 

  • Acupuncture to compliment your IVF and IUI protocols

  • Providing sustainable changes for fertility enhancement and beyond

  • Supporting mental health and preventing burnout

 

Preconception Health is Whole Body Health

 

Fertility is a multi-faceted process involving both partners; it is more than just the act of intercourse or assisted reproductive therapy protocols that are provided. Nutrition, movement, evidence-based supplements, and stress management are central to whole-body and fertility health. It's easy to say this, but how does one implement this into their own life? At Mississauga Pelvic Health, our aim is to assist couples in enhancing their foundations for health in small, manageable ways tailored to them.

Outcomes

  • Optimize both egg /sperm quality and quantity

  • Increase follicle recruitment during IVF

  • Improve uterine lining thickness

  • Promote implantation of the embryo

  • Prevent miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss

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Postpartum Support

 

  • Clear and structured nutrition and supplement plans

  • Screening and optimal lab values to improve low energy and support maternal mental health

  • Sleep support if there are challenges falling asleep or staying asleep

  • Supporting milk supply

It’s Hard to Pour from an Empty Cup

 

The postpartum transition is a challenging period. It can feel like all attention shifts to the baby after the 6-week mark, leaving you to pick up the pieces after the sudden hormonal shifts, lack of sleep, and the responsibility of caring for a new life. This time often leads to parental burnout and challenges, even when everything on your blood work "looks normal." At Mississauga Pelvic Health, our goal is to support parents through this critical time, aiding you in finding balance and consistency, improving energy levels, and fostering mental wellness.

Outcomes

Supporting parental mental health and preventing burnout

Appropriate screening for conditions that can arise post- partum

Providing sustainable nutritional and lifestyle strategies to implement in the postpartum transition

Ready to Book?

Embark on a journey to holistic well-being with Mississauga Pelvic Health's Naturopathic Services. Our dedicated team understands the intricate connection between overall health and specific life stages. Whether you're seeking support for fertility, navigating the challenges of postpartum, or enhancing your child's resilience, our Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Andrea Picardo, is here for you.

 

Take the first step toward a healthier, more balanced life. Book your personalized naturopathic consultation today, and let us guide you on a path to optimal wellness. Your well-being is our priority – start your transformative health journey with us.

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