The choices that you make before conception can impact your child’s health for their entire life. Preconception care involves creating an optimal physical and biochemical environment in the mother’s body for a child to be conceived into. We are surrounded by toxic substances in the air we breath, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Eliminating and reducing these factors can make a large impact on the health of a developing fetus. Proper hormone balance, organ function, and gut health of the mother are essential to a healthy pregnancy and health of the baby after it is born.
Female specific testing and examination can be done to determine hormone imbalances or chronic urinary and vaginal infections, that may be causing symptoms and pain. Laboratory testing allows for us to determine what natural treatments will be most effective to balance the body’s chemistry and to heal, or if referral to a specialist is needed.
Mild vaginal and urinary bacterial infections are caused by an imbalance in the “good” vs “bad” bacteria of the vagina and can often be treated naturally without toxic medicines that may create further imbalance with antibiotic resistant or painful yeast infections.
Symptoms may be subtle so it important to have a pelvic exam yearly and to check for problems including infection or presence of abnormal cells.
Your vaginal microbiome is directly related to your urinary microbiome and is affected by your gut microbiome. If there is dysbiosis in the gut, it is common to also have dysbiotic bacteria in the vagina. Antibiotics often are the culprit of chronic yeast infections, and can be the cause of urinary tract infection from E.Coli and other opportunists. ‘Opportunists’ being organisms that could generally not proliferate if there was a healthy microbiome present. Contributors of vaginal dysbiosis include: