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Pre-Conception Care

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Five things every woman should do BEFORE she gets pregnant

Pre-Pregnancy Checklist by Dr. Nicola McFadzean, Licensed Naturopath in California and Connecticut   Start an exercise routine The general consensus on exercise for most stages of pregnancy is “do during pregnancy what you were doing prior to pregnancy”.  Of course there are limits to this – I would not recommend

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Pre-Conception Health Care

Dr. Nicola’s Natural Preconception Program™ , developed by Dr. Nicola McFadzean, is a program that prepares both parents for healthy conception and pregnancy. It is a preventive program that addresses nutritional, lifestyle and environmental factors, noting their importance in the development of a healthy baby. The impetus for this program

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Pre-Conception Care Protocols

NATUROPATHIC PREGNANCY CARE – NUTRITION Nutrition counseling is an important component of Dr Nicola’s Natural Preconception Program™. Good nutrition is vitally important to all stages of life, especially before conception occurs. Most women are aware of the recommendation to take extra folate during pregnancy, however it is not enough to

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Pre-Conception Care Testing

Dr. Nicola uses sophisticated diagnostic testing to assess the health of both parents. While mom is the primary candidate because her body will be housing the growing baby, it is also important to optimize dad’s health. Following are some of the areas that are tested – Genetic testing While genetic

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Pre-Conception Care Timelines

It is estimated that roughly 40% of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. Those that are planned actually start preparation for a healthy baby after conception has already taken place. In the biological sense the life process, and the hazard to development of the life process, begins about

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Naturopathic Medicine and the Treatment of Infertility

Naturopathic Medicine and the Treatment of Infertility Introduction Infertility can be defined as the inability to conceive and produce viable offspring i. A diagnosis of infertility is usually only made after one year of engaging in sexual relations without contraception. Where once it was thought of that infertility was predominantly

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