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Welcome to Naturna Institute

Where the best of Eastern medicine and Western science converge to form a comprehensive, cross-discipline approach. Listening, instead of dictating, allowing a deeper dialogue to manifest a more complete diagnosis. Revealing the true root causes behind symptoms and conditions and crafting unique health plans that empower you through education and inspiration to conquer bad habits and create better ones.

Mon-Thurs 11am-8pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 10am-3pm

(646) 609-4250

129 E 90th Street #1W, New York, NY, 10128

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Pregnancy

Pregnancy & Postpartum Care

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Because the benefits of Naturna's natural therapies both support a healthy pregnancy and improve fetal health, we recommend you continue treatment with us through delivery and beyond.

Maternity Coaching

In traditional cultures, significant community support was available to a woman throughout her entire pregnancy, helping her adjust to all the phases of the birth process. While the current trend of business and life coaching aims to assist women in maximizing their careers and lifestyles, the focus of that kind of coaching generally fails to meet the needs of a woman once they become pregnant. As such, our unique Maternity Coaching has evolved to support the specific needs of women exactly during this period, combining physical and emotion-based techniques that can help medically with many of the unwanted symptoms during pregnancy. The areas covered within Naturna’s maternity coaching program include but are not limited to the following:

  • Selecting a practitioner (OB/midwife/doula)
  • Evaluating your testing options
  • Maximizing nutrition and normalizing weight gain
  • Eliminating toxins
  • Optimizing mood and state of mind
  • Promoting self-care
  • Coping with managing career and pregnancy stresses
  • Minimizing physical symptoms of pregnancy (i.e., insomnia, headaches, exhaustion, etc.)
  • Preparing for childbirth
  • Planning for the baby’s arrival in your life

Acupuncture During Pregnancy

1st Trimester

During the first three months, Acupuncture treatments support your pregnancy and manage discomfort including: nausea, reflux, fatigue, backache, and dizziness. We use certain Acupuncture points to promote gentle circulation, stimulating optimal nutrition for the growing fetus. We also take care to guard your immune system with immune-boosting Acupuncture points. In collaboration with your obstetrician, we suggest common tests to support your goals. Last but not least, we aim to calm your stress hormones so that your baby in utero is bathed in endorphins and protected from undue surges.

2nd Trimester

Acupuncture at this stage supports pregnancy and manages discomfort including: digestive symptoms, aches, pains, and dizziness. Care is also taken to guard immune function, reduce stress, and maintain optimal circulation and absorption of nutrients.

3rd Trimester

Acupuncture therapy in late stages helps support pregnancy, prepare for childbirth, and manage common third-trimester complaints such as back pain, sciatica, dizziness, reflux, constipation, breech presentation, and water retention. In preparation for birth we offer protocols to begin softening the cervix and opening the hips and pelvic girdle. When indicated, Acupuncture can be applied to induce birth.

Postpartum Care

Whether it’s your first or fifth, every new baby is unique, and there’s no substitute for real-life support and instruction.  At Naturna, we use a combination of natural therapies coupled with coaching and education to assist you in adjusting to the mental, emotional, and physical demands of being a new mother.  Naturna’s unique Postpartum Coaching can help you enjoy your first few months as a new mother in a much deeper and more satisfying way – for you and your baby. Our postpartum care can help you:

  • Heal and restore general health and well-being
  • Ensure adequate milk production for nursing or weaning mothers
  • Prevent mastitis (infections of the breast tissue) – our unique Integrative approach
  • Lose baby weight
  • Improve sleep of mother and baby
  • Center and balance the body and mind
  • Regulate the menstrual cycle
  • Adjust to motherhood and/or return to work after maternity leave via our coaching
  • Restore libido
  • Prepare body and mind for your next pregnancy