Are you past your estimated due date?
You may be feeling anxious, uncomfortable, or frustrated about being past your due date. A Late Pregnancy Appointment with our Naturopathic Doctor can help address your concerns and increase the chances of natural labour progression. The late pregnancy appointment is for those looking for natural ways to prepare their body and mind for labour. You can book this appointment in the third trimester of your pregnancy, at 36 weeks and beyond.
Late Pregnancy Appointment - 45 minutes for $95
Subsequent Visit - 30 minute for $75
What is discussed during my late pregnancy appointment?
Acupuncture - Acupuncture has been shown not only to help progress labour, but also to help relax and ease pre-labour anxieties to enable cervical dilation and allow for natural labour progression. Research shows that expectant parents who receive acupuncture every other day past their due date have an increased chance of spontaneous labour, without induction.
Herbs - Herbal remedies taken as tinctures act to tonify the uterus and encourage relaxation for contractions to begin naturally.
Homeopathy - Homeopathic remedies can help address physical, mental, and emotional concerns, which can assist in labour progression.
Lifestyle - You will learn about some strategies you can do at home that can help bring your labour on naturally.
What are the benefits of acupuncture for birth?
Acupuncture once a week at 36 weeks onwards can have an overall positive effect on the birthing process. Pre-birth acupuncture has been shown to reduce the rate of medical interventions and achieve a shorter active labour.
Acupuncture also plays a role in softening the cervix, engage baby with the pelvis, and beginning cervical dilation.
Acupuncture can also help with turning a breech baby, and pain management during labour.
Dr. Sarah Tremain-Douglas is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor offering natural and safe primary care medicine.
She has experience working with a variety of health concerns, including digestive conditions, fatigue, insomnia, hormone health, thyroid disease, diabetes and mental health. Sarah has received additional training in managing cardiovascular disease and pediatric care. She brings an evidence-based approach to healthcare, focusing on improving health through diet, lifestyle and natural medicines. Sarah has work with many patients from preconception (fertility) right through pregnancy and birth (including IVF and acupuncture).
Inspired by her own health challenges and experiences with health care as a child, Sarah decided to pursue a career in naturopathic medicine. She received her post-graduate medical education from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to this she received her Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees in biology from the University of Windsor, conducting genetic and behavioural research on bird populations in Costa Rica. During clinical rotations, Sarah was thrilled to be able to return to the tropics to provide medical care to underserved populations in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, and Los Angeles, Nicaragua.
Sarah is licensed by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, and a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).