Pregnancy is an amazing time for a woman, her partner and her family. It can also be overwhelming and even daunting at the same time. At Dr Andrew Orr’s clinic we provide a safe, professional and caring environment to assist, support and nurture a woman’s health through her pregnancy.
Pregnancy Treatments are via a multi-modality individually tailored treatments including western science, complementary medicines, diet and nutritional support.
Dr Andrew Orr is a childbirth educator and has a special interest in reproductive medicine, women’s health medicine and pregnancy. Dr Orr has been practicing for over 20 years and is a child birth educator and also lecturers to midwives, healthcare specialists, other healthcare practitioners and the general public, on pregnancy related issues and conditions.
At Dr Andrew Orr’s clinic we are also referred to by obstetricians, general practitioners and midwives and is a preferred pregnancy healthcare provider.
Dr Andrew Orr’s clinic has a very symbiotic relationship with many of our leading Obstetricians, midwives and pregnancy healthcare providers to ensure the highest quality care and assistance is provided to all patients during their pregnancy.
Pregnancy is a time when a woman makes a significant nutritional investment in the development and health of her off-spring. Ideally, pregnancy follows a preconception care program and is maintained with optimal nutrient intake to lay the foundation for a healthy pregnancy and child. Nutritional deficiencies during the critical periods of development from fertilisation through to infanthood are shown to have life-long effects, such as increasing their susceptibility to metabolic dysfunction, immune dysfunction and behavioural disorders. The aim of a multimodality individualised healthcare management is to provide optimal heath for the expectant mother and optimal maternal nutritional status for a healthy pregnancy and the long term benefit of both mother and child. All our healthcare management protocol are designed to assist pregnancy health, alongside medical interventions and healthcare management.
Common signs, symptoms and conditions patients seek support in pregnancy include the following:
- Morning Sickness
- Hyperemesis Gravidarum
- Gestational Diabetes
- Pubic Symphysis Syndrome
- High Blood Pressure
- Colds and Flu
- Sinusitis and Allergic Rhinitis
- Pregnancy aches and pains
- Pregnancy related carpal tunnel syndrome
- Back Pain
- Breech presentation
- Natural induction of labour
- Other pregnancy related conditions
Many pregnancy conditions are treated through Andrew’s extensive training in women’s health (rather than through his practice in Chinese Medicine).
Some symptoms of those conditions might also be able to be treated through traditional Chinese Medicine. If you are interested in utilising Chinese Medicine, Andrew can speak with you about this and discuss with you if Chinese Medicine might be able to help you with any of your symptoms.
Please ask our friendly staff about how we may be able to assist you during pregnancy
All healthcare management protocols to assist with pregnancy related conditions are done so in conjunction with medical interventions and close contact with a woman’s specialist, midwife, or pregnancy healthcare provider.
Frequency of Consultation and Assistance
We recommend fortnightly appointments during the first and third trimester of pregnancy and monthly appointments during the second trimester. During the last 4-6 weeks of pregnancy, we recommend weekly appointments to prepare for labour and the birth of the baby. Regular treatments and consultations are important for optimal health and vitality of both Mother and baby during pregnancy and we also carry an exclusive range of practitioner only prescribed supplements to compliment treatments.
Nutritional, Dietary and Lifestyle Support
Dr Andrew Orr’s clinic also carries a comprehensive range of Practitioner Only Prescribed (prescription only) vitamins and herbal supplements which the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) has deemed safe for use in pregnancy. These supplements contain the recommended quantities of vitamins and minerals required for pre-conception care, during pregnancy and the post-partum period after a women has had her baby. All supplements should be used in conjunction with a health dietary intake and only used after consultations with a healthcare practitioner. Dr Orr can also offer you dietary and lifestyle support during pregnancy.