Natural Family Medicine
As a Naturopathic Physician and a Midwife, I have the pleasure of treating the whole family from preconception through childhood and adulthood. Treating the whole family from the start is the best way to practice preventative medicine. I follow the Naturopathic Principles to assist in moving individuals towards health starting with the least force interventions. I believe that the body has an innate healing power and I trust the process of healing that occurs in each one of us. My favorite tool is Constitutional Homeopathy which is a medicine that stimulates our own body’s healing power.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that uses natural substances from plants and minerals to stimulate the individuals’ innate healing ability. We call this innate healing power the vital force or the healing power of nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae).
There are over 3,000 homeopathic remedies. The homeopath chooses one remedy that best matches the overall state of the individual. For example, no two people with earaches present in exactly the same way. Usually they need two different remedies. Homeopathy does not only treat the earache, it will treat the whole individual and all the symptoms the individual is experiencing whether it is physical, mental or emotional. When the correct remedy is prescribed, the individual moves towards health without suppressing symptoms or causing side effects. Homeopathy is non-toxic and does not interfere with medications or herbs. It is one of the most cost effective and powerful medicines available today.
The medical science of homeopathy was founded by a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann about 200 years ago. It is being used extensively in Europe, Israel, and India. It is gaining popularity in the United States. Health professionals that practice homeopathy include Naturopathic Physicians, Osteopathic Doctors, Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Veterinarians, and trained professional Homeopaths.
For more information about homeopathy:
New England School of Homeopathy
The National Center of Homeopathy
Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians
Home Birth Services
As a Registered Midwife, I believe that birth is one of the most important and intimate processes of life. I am committed to providing a safe and respectful birth experience for you, your partner, and your baby. Creating an atmosphere of security and comfort allows you to labor and birth more effectively, with much less need for intervention, and facilitates profound bonding between family members at such a special time. A gentle, natural birth has a positive long-lasting effect on the bonding that occurs between a new baby and its mother and father. I offer birthing services in the warm environment of your home.
Free prenatal consultations are available.
- Birth Services
- Complete Prenatal Care
- Safe, natural childbirth in your home
- Water Birth
- Complete Postpartum and Newborn Care
- Ongoing Pediatric Care
- Lactation Services
- Low fees--one-third to one-half the typical hospital birth charge.
As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with 3 years of experience at Evergreen Hospital in Seattle I am very knowledgeable in the common challenges of breastfeeding in the first few weeks and beyond. Therefore, I offer home visits for mothers with challenges in breastfeeding their newborns and office visits for moms and babies of any age needing assistance with breastfeeding. Common issues that can be helped include: difficult latch, sore nipples, engorgement, initiating latch with preemies, breastfeeding twins, poor weight gain, inadequate milk supply or overproduction, going back to work, and mastitis.
Children have such pure and incredible vitality. When naturopathic medicine is used to stimulate their vital force this is usually all that is needed to facilitate complete healing. Naturopathic pediatrics is always working towards health and preventing illness before it occurs. This can be accomplished through monitoring growth, creating a healthy environment, and providing good nutrition. Simple, gentle and effective treatments such as Homeopathy and Hydrotherapy are used to stimulate the vital force during common illnesses of childhood. These therapies are also effective in the more rare chronic diseases of childhood and in mental, emotional and learning disorders. Usually the earlier disease can be addressed the easier it is to treat. When low force naturopathic interventions are used side effects and suppression of symptoms that can cause future problems are avoided.
The incredible advantage of being both and ND and a Midwife allows for natural, holistic, and preventative medicine for the whole family from preconception through adulthood. When education and health prevention begins before birth and relationships are built between the family and the healthcare provider, powerful and efficient preventative medicine naturally occurs.
Choosing Homeopathy for Children
Tips for New Parents
Natural Treatments for Infertility
Today more and more couples are being faced with fertility challenges. Fortunately there are many effective natural treatments for infertility. I use constitutional Homeopathy for both partners as well as detoxification and other naturopathic modalities to treat infertility.
For anyone looking to begin the process of having a family, there are many simple ways to improve your health, promote a healthy pregnancy, and improve the health of your future child. I offer supervised detoxification protocols designed to decrease the toxins that may go to the fetus during pregnancy, nutritional counseling to optimize the first weeks of pregnancy where so much development is occurring in the fetus, and information about conscious conception and birth.