Pregnancy is both an exciting and anxiety-provoking experience for a couple. At A Healthier You Wellness Center, Dr. Corrente specializes in helping patients achieve pregnancy, sustaining the pregnancy and ultimately a healthy live birth.
Once pregnant, a woman goes through dramatic physical and emotional changes. By understanding and preparing her body for the changes and acquiring the know-how in maximizing her own health and that of the fetus, a woman can experience her pregnancy in a meaningful and enjoyable way.
There are various reasons that determine whether one is going to have a easy or difficult pregnancy. It begins with genetics. By looking back at one’s mother’s pregnancy experience and history, we can get some idea of how it will be for the mother-to-be. Life style and diet factors can also play a role. Stressful and unhealthy living habits such as abuse of alcohol, smoking, caffeine and sugar may also affect the pregnancy experience. A difficult first pregnancy, especially with nausea and vomiting, will most likely result in a difficult subsequent pregnancy.
For centuries, Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used to relieve many symptoms and complications during pregnancy.
TCM has been used to manage symptoms ranging from nausea and vomiting to gestational diabetes, preventing pre-eclampsia, management of fibroid, common colds, low back pain, low fetal weight and others. TCM modalities and specific herbs are safe and can be quite effective, especially in older expectant mothers in whom complications are more common.
TCM is a wonderful, safe, and effective treatment to help you through the entire pregnancy and birth process. It helps to bring ease into your body, and to deal with sleep issues, morning sickness, back pain, sciatica, preventing miscarriage, postpartum depression, and more.
TCM can even help turn a breach baby! And it is a great way to support you through the entire birth process into parenthood.