Dr. Aton will provide expert advise to:
Create an optimal pregnancy nutrition plan
Provide guidance for exercise—from Yoga to hiking
Guide imagery to help you create the best birthing experience possible
It is important to eat a healthy diet, get moving, and be mentally prepared for childbirth. Every woman wants a healthy baby, and there are some important nutrients that help ensure optimal brain development, decrease the likelihood of allergies, diminish the risk of certain birth defects, and give your baby the right start for life outside the womb. No matter what diet you subscribe to—from omnivore to vegan, it is essential that you get all the nutrients in the right amounts so that you are not depleted during your pregnancy. Some nutrients need to be increased during pregnancy (like protein, iron, vitamin C and B vitamins); some should decrease (like Vitamin A); and some remain about the same as before pregnancy—assuming your intake is adequate (calcium, Vitamin E and Vitamin D).
Staying active during the course of a normal pregnancy can improve the fitness of the mother-to-be, shorten labor, and help reduce any emotional stress. Women who stay active throughout their pregnancies have fewer pregnancy discomforts like constipation, varicose veins, and heartburn.
Going into labor is a much anticipated event—and can come with some concerns—mostly dealing with the pain. Having an inner mapping of the birth process through guided imagery can help lessen the pain, lighten labor, and create a focal point to get you through each contraction.