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naturopathic doctor

Dr. Tessica Geil

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Supportive pregnancy care

You deserve to have the most enjoyable pregnancy possible. That's why Dr. Geil offers supportive care for every stage along the way, from preconception to postpartum. She will work in collaboration with your health care team, whether that be your midwife, family doctor, or obstetrician, to optimize the health of both you and your little one. During pregnancy it may seem like everything is changing. Dr. Geil is there to help make it a smooth transition for you and will ensure that all of your questions are answered. She will provide you with a comprehensive plan that is focused on nutrient optimization, symptom management, prevention, and preparation for labour and delivery. 

Treatment overview

  • Nutrient optimization through each stage of pregnancy with diet, vitamins/minerals, botanical medicine, and supplements

  • Prescription of vaginal progesterone, if needed, for risk reduction

  • Management of common symptoms, complaints, or conditions that develop in pregnancy 

  • Prevention of infections, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, miscarriage, and preterm labour 

  • Acupuncture for symptom management, labour preparation, post date pregnancies (labour induction), and turning breech babies

  • Lifestyle counselling to enhance wellbeing and address thoughts and questions as they arise

  • Postpartum recovery and breastfeeding support 

common concerns

  • Morning sickness 

  • Anemia / low iron 

  • Heartburn 

  • Constipation 

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Headaches 

  • Fatigue

  • Indigestion 

  • Congestion

  • Back pain

  • Sciatica

  • Cold and flu 

  • Sleep troubles

  • Leg cramps

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Nutrient deficiencies

  • Stress  

  • Swelling 

  • High blood pressure 

  • Gestational diabetes

  • Bladder infections (UTI)

  • Yeast infections 

  • Mitigate risk of m/c & complications

  • Labour prep & induction

  • Breech baby 

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Postpartum healing

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