Bulb Pregnancy+ programme
Pregnancy care at Bulb will help you enjoy a healthy pregnancy, relieve aches and pains
and support your body's changing needs throughout the trimesters.
Expecting a baby, especially the first time around, represents a major life transition in most families. The changes that occur with pregnancy have the potential to not only affect you physically but also emotionally. With that in mind, we have created a holistic body/mind programme to support you during your pregnancy journey.
Although a woman's body will naturally adapt to the needs of her growing baby, there's much that can be done to prevent and alleviate physical discomforts along the trimesters. Increasing your mental and emotional wellbeing will also help you feel at your best during this important phase of your life and in preparation for birth.
Whether you're looking for physical or emotional support in order to have a healthy pregnancy, prepare for labour and the arrival of baby in the family, our practitioners will help you and your little one feel at your best on this journey.
We recommend starting the programme as soon as possible after the first trimester in order to care for your specific needs in optimal ways. In saying that, we will tailor the programme to whatever pregnancy stage you're at.
Our pregnancy programme uses a holistic mind/body approach and combines the following four complementary disciplines:
Together, our practitioners will work to help you have the healthiest and most comfortable pregnancy possible which involves eating well and staying active of course, but it also includes addressing stress, regulating emotions and increasing calm.
A multi-disciplinary programme
tailored to your needs
The pregnancy programme is tailored to your needs. All treatments you receive build on each other in order to create synergies. You get the benefit of being cared for by a team of professional who will all be across your specific situation.
We're keeping records of each of your visits centrally so practitioners have access to each other's notes, can review them accordingly and make recommendations that are congruent and complementary.
The disciplines that are part of the pregnancy care programme:
Osteopathy for preconception will help you release any tension that may negatively impact your health and fertility. Cecile Parain, Osteopath and Director of Bulb, will provide treatments to improve your blood flow, your nervous system and the mechanical tensions around your pelvis and the main hormonal glands linked to your fertility system.
Traditional Chinese Medicine employs a unique and holistic system to search for health imbalances which may hinder fertility. Acupuncture treatments are aimed at restoring balance between all organs and energy systems in the body. A problem in one or more of the above areas can disturb this balance and may be affecting your fertility.
Naturopathy can help optimise sperm health and on the female side, it can help regulate the menstrual cycle and improve egg quality.
Coaching sessions will equip you with the tools you need to successfully navigate your fertility journey emotionally, mentally and physically. Elise Clement, Life Coach and Wellbeing Consultant, will support you in maintaining a positive mindset and help you address any insecurities or fears related to fertility and conception. She will help you address practical aspects such as stress management and strategies to lower your exposure to environmental toxins which may affect your physical health and your ability to conceive.
The Pregnancy Care Program includes
An initial detailed health assessment including a review of current and past diet and lifestyle choices
Monthly treatments: Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Naturopathy and Life Coaching (see details below)
Individually prescribed fertility focused nutritional supplementation, dietary advice, exercises and tools to support your unique journey.
An in-depth educational booklet to read through in your own time with information covering lifestyle (stress management, sleep, environmental toxins and more) as well as insights on how to understand and work with your cycle and your body’s own fertile signs.
BEFORE YOU START
Initial assessment - 90min
Osteopathy: initial consultation 60min
Naturopathy: initial consultation 60min
Acupuncture: initial consultation 90min
Life Coaching: couple session 90min + individual sessions 60min (each partner)
Osteopathy: follow up consultation 40min
Naturopathy: follow up consultation 60min
Acupuncture: follow up consultation 60min
Life Coaching: couple session 90min
Osteopathy: follow up consultation 40min
Naturopathy: follow up consultation 30min
Acupuncture: follow up consultation 60min (each partner)