Combination of naturopathy and pregnancy: the successful combination

During pregnancy we are often completely turned upside down and a “rebalancing” is necessary. Naturopathy can help with this. That’s good, that’s exactly the calling of Alexandra Péron, a professional at Ajaccio

Do one child is an important step in one’s life Women. Very monitored and framed, it could almost look like a pathology. However, in fact, most of it is naturally This is. Nine months to see his corps and his needs change, evolve… but so do the hormonal upheavals and the emotions associated with them.

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From then on, many questions and doubts arise about this leap into a possible unknown and especially about the “after”. And this, sometimes out of a passion for design. In addition to the advice of doctors, one can turn to naturopathy, a welcome addition in a society where the healthcare system is often overwhelmed.

The exercise

With its share of natural resources, “The human aspect is in the foreground” in relation to this practice that aims to “Find the Path to Health”believes Alexandra Péron, naturopath in Ajaccio and mother of three children.

She grew up in the nature of the Cruzzini herself and continued her education at the Organization for Naturopathy and Health Education (OMNES). A curriculum of no less than 1,200 face-to-face hours, which she continues to improve through annual training. The specialist who presents herself in “living hygienist” is passionate about helping others, especially in the preventive and educational fields.

May this be “for prevention”to the “Reduce side effects of medical treatments”or to naturally accompany a pregnancy, Alexandra has only one goal: “Be sure to optimize the field so the immune system is as efficient as possible. » Therefore, according to the expert, it would be reassuring if you turn to naturopathy during pregnancy.

In order to stay true to this principle, one must be aware that one does not necessarily have an answer for everything. This is the case of Alexandra Péron, who knows the limits of her competence. In fact, this is one of the top tips she gives: “If we don’t know, we abstain. » Especially when you are standing in front of a large pharmacopoeia and do not necessarily know which product to choose.

Because pregnancy is a very special state, you need to be even more careful, but with a few adjustments, it can be a magical time. Alexandra has a well-established process for this. She first goes to an anamnesis* because “You are always the fruit of something, and being in nature we might as well be looking at the tree”. This with the idea of ​​adapting to his pregnant advisor in a unique way. Then it’s time to space out the birth sequences by trimester, including postpartum and possible breastfeeding.

The naturopath also oversees diet to ensure that all needs are met with a base of natural and organic products that are as unrefined as possible.

Some hints

In general, it is advisable not to skimp on equipment “superfood”, meaning these foods are naturally very nutritious, such as Spirulina*, which can be replaced with Lithothamnium* in the last trimester. Folic acid* is recommended from the moment you want to have children and at least during the first trimester.

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She also recommends ginger to relieve certain ailments, which primarily relieves nausea. However, we can only afford that “under the guise that we don’t detect any risk associated with anticoagulants for the consultant”warns the expert.

The same applies to raspberry leaves, which promote childbirth and therefore should not be consumed before the last fifteen days of pregnancy.

On the food side we find the big classics: you have to avoid raw milk cheese, fried foods, cold cuts, synthetic sugars (like aspartame*) and of course caffeine and theine. The latter can be replaced by Rooibos*. Of course, alcohol and cigarettes as well as melatonin* and tryptophan* preparations are also prohibited.

However, Alexandra’s rule of thumb here is “Rather on the plate than as a side dish, at least we don’t risk anything”.

In terms of physical activity, sports such as hiking and swimming are seasonal, but recommended.

Also, if you’re an essential oil fan, I’m sorry but you get completely discouraged during the first trimester.

Especially because of the active ingredients and other abortive effects (peppermint, everlasting flower, krypton eucalyptus and others belong in this category…). For some, they can be resumed from the fourth month (e.g. lemon essential oil).

No problem for flower elixirs. They are even highly recommended for the postpartum period and Alexandra also suggests a regimen of royal jelly (for 20 days).

Finally, in view of the dreaded “baby blues”, the alternative practitioner has another trump card up her sleeve and advises trying three drops of mustard or olive elixir diluted in a large glass of water. It also provides magnesium. As for the diet, it is again adapted to breastfeeding and the type of birth.

A threesome adventure

Still, according to Alexandra Péron, it’s important to remember that whether a woman is pregnant or has just given birth, she needs to be pampered rather than feel helpless, much less alone with her baby.

The person who accompanies him on this adventure must be present and support him. For them it is an experience to be lived as a couple (or better as a trio) and where tranquility is essential, “hence the interest in maternity leave”She adds.

His ultimate advice? “Stay calm, optimistic and appreciate this happiness. Enjoy every moment of pregnancy because it only lasts nine months in the end. »

And of course we end with the importance of avoiding stress for the (future) new mother. Hence the essential role of the accompanist who must engage before, during and after this new life that begins.

Anamnesis: Information that a patient gives to the doctor about the course of his illness over time.

Spirulina: a nutrient- and vitamin-rich algae that acts as a natural shield against oxidation and protects the liver from external damage.

Lithothamne: red algae, rich in minerals and trace elements, with a high calcium content, which would act against heartburn.

Folic acid: B group vitamin.

Aspartame: Low-calorie sweetener with sweetening power.

Rooibos: theine-free plant for use as an infusion.

Melatonin: A hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain that helps maintain the sleep-wake cycle.

Tryptophan: Essential amino acid in the body that is used to release serotonin (“happiness hormone”) and melatonin (“sleep hormone”).

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