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Pregnancy Care

Bosnar Health Practitioners
Dr. Kristina Bosnar
Chiropractor
Dr. Laura Stec
Chiropractor
Dr. Vivian Kwan
Naturopathic Doctor
Munira Hudani
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
Carolyn Tsang
Registered Acupuncturist
Brittany Bradley
Registered Massage Therapist
Ann Tustin
Registered Massage Therapist
Jessi Leduc
Registered Massage Therapist, Yoga
Pollyana Zappalá Peréa
Physiotherapy Assistant, Pilates
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What is Pregnancy Care

At Bosnar Health, we consider healthcare for expectant mothers and their families in three stages: prenatal (before birth), the 4th trimester (the 6 weeks after birth) and postpartum (up to 6 months after birth). Pregnancy care with our team of experts will involve treatments and trainings to support a healthy pregnancy, labour and delivery for mom and baby…but that is just the beginning!

Prenatal Care
Pregnancy is a unique experience that can affect women in many ways. A healthy pregnancy increases the opportunity for a healthy birth. The mother is now providing for two and the body’s optimal function is critical for a baby’s healthy development. Our focus on prenatal care includes supporting a healthy lifestyle, relieving pain, preparation for labour and birth as well as preventing postpartum challenges. Decreasing risks during pregnancy and increasing the chance of a safe and healthy delivery, the prenatal services at Bosnar Health offer the community you need to be physically, emotionally and spiritually as ready as you and your family can be for the birth of your baby.

The 4th Trimester
The World Health Organization (WHO) describes the postnatal period as the most critical and yet the most neglected phase in the lives of mothers and babies. Honouring the “4th Trimester” by listening to your body and being with your new baby are of great importance. The mind and body are in a constant state of change, working towards physical healing, while dealing with hormonal changes, new emotions and adjusting relationships. You and your partner may be learning about new things like breastfeeding, changing diapers and that just covers the basics. At Bosnar Health, we have seen it all (almost) and can support you with any number of challenges you are experiencing. You may ask “Is this normal?” to which we reply “It IS normal, for you, today.” This stage is an important piece to developing your new family dynamic and ensuring that your family has the support it needs to be happy and healthy.

Postpartum Recovery Care
If you google the word “postpartum” it is almost surely followed by the word “depression” but being postpartum does not mean that you have postpartum depression! Every Mother’s experience with postpartum is different and this means the best preparation is to find guidance within your Community and support systems. You may find that you have bleeding and soreness, there may be struggles involving weight loss or energy levels. You may feel isolated or overwhelmed, maybe needing support with meal preparation, self-care, baby care or some old fashioned encouragement. Our team has all the skills you and your loved ones need to feel taken care of, supported and guided through the journey to parenthood.

Our Passions
Prenatal Care
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy treatments support with pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain, pubic symphysis pain, lower back pain, lower abdominal and lower pelvic pain, pelvic floor muscle spasm and pain during vaginal exams. It will allow support learning how to relax pelvic floor muscles in preparation for vaginal delivery, learning labour and delivery positions that consider pre-existing injuries as well as learning how to minimize/prevent bladder leakage, prolapse, and diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation).

Offered by: Munira Hudani
Chiropractic Care

This is a hands on treatment for any spinal misalignment or subluxation likely to cause an imbalance to the pelvic muscles and ligaments. Any contraction of the pelvic diameters that diminish the capacity of the pelvis may slow down or stop labour. This also occurs when the sacrum is displaced, sometimes causing the bony pelvis to become “deformed” by this trauma. If the bones of the pelvis are out of alignment, it will directly affect the way the uterus will be supported, reducing the maximum amount of room for the developing baby, also known as intrauterine constraint. In some instances, this restriction may prevent the baby from getting into the best possible position for birth.

Offered by: Dr. Kristina Bosnar + Dr. Laura Stec
Webster Technique

This technique is a specific Chiropractic adjustment used during the seventh through ninth months of pregnancy on mothers whose babies are presenting breech or transverse. Contributing to the ultimate goal of a safer and easier deliveries, the Webster technique balances ligaments and pelvic muscles, removing constraints that allow the baby to get into the best possible birthing position. Doctors of Chiropractic reported a greater than 85% success rate in allowing the baby to turn into the vertex position incorporating the Webster technique in their prenatal Chiropractic treatment.

Offered by: Dr. Kristina Bosnar
Naturopathy

Our Naturopathic Doctor is well equipped to support you with a variety of prenatal challenges including but not limited to anxiety, morning sickness, digestive upset or heartburn, exceptional fatigue, hormonal acne, musculoskeletal pain, leg cramps, constipation, high blood pressure, and gestational diabetes. Naturopathy is also an excellent opportunity to support optimal health for Mother and baby.

Offered by: Dr. Vivian Kwan
Prenatal Massage

Massage during pregnancy is essential for alleviating pain, improving circulation, reducing edema as well as reducing muscle tension and headaches. Relieving stress and supporting relaxation, a massage treatment will enhance your ability to get a good night’s rest.
For Booking: A Prenatal Massage Therapy Treatment

Offered by: Brittany Bradley + Ann Tustin + Carolyn Tsang
High Risk Pregnancy Massage

This treatment offers the same benefits of a prenatal massage but for the pregnancy that needs extra special care and attention.
For Booking: A High Risk Pregnancy Massage Therapy Treatment

Offered by: Ann Tustin
Acupuncture

Acupuncture prenatal treatment offers aid with various symptoms experienced throughout your pregnancy such as nausea or heartburn. It is also beneficial for preparing the body for labour, as well as support with labour induction.

Offered by: Carolyn Tsang
The 4th Trimester
Massage 

Breast massage for clogged ducts and/or mastitis can be an important piece to your comfort postpartum. This service is a great prevention technique but can also alleviates soreness in the moment.

Offered by: Ann Tustin
Bodywork Massage Appointment (C-sections & epidurals)

This Massage treatment is offered when the incision is fully healed with a scar, generally following at least two weeks of recovery post-surgery. Most effective in the first two years post-incision, massage will decrease scar tissue build-up, improve blood flow, reduce swelling and numbness while increasing range of movement, allowing the scar to feel less restrictive and “tight”. This service is not covered by extended health care plans, as this practitioner is not registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
For Booking: A Bodywork Massage Appointment 

Offered by: Pollyana Zappalá Peréa
Chiropractic Care

Hands on treatment can make all the difference while your body is adjusting following childbirth. Chiropractic can offer specific support for breastfeeding and latching including ultrasound treatments for blocked ducts and mastitis, Coccydynia, neck and back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, diastasis recti assessment, pelvic floor rehabilitation and persistent pelvic pain. 

Offered by: Dr. Kristina Bosnar + Dr. Laura Stec
Naturopathy

Our Naturopathic Doctor is an excellent resource for postpartum support. Naturopathy is not only for encouraging overall healing and assistance with ideal nutrition. Treatment will also address specific needs such as re-regulation of hormones, optimal milk production, hair loss, low energy, as well as the prevention of postpartum depression.

Offered by: Dr. Vivian Kwan
Acupuncture

Treatments offered can aid with facilitating lochia discharge, obstructed lactation or decreased milk flow as well as general nourishment to the body. As you continue to support your own health, as well as the health of your baby, renewing the balance and nurturing your body’s optimal health is an important piece to your recovery.

Offered by: Carolyn Tsang
Postpartum Pantry

This service is the perfect gift for any family! This collection consists of hand picked nutritious snacks and essential items for any Mother and her family by the Bosnar Health professionals. It is difficult to give you and your family the healthy focus you deserve while getting to know a new baby! If you are a friend who wants to offer a thoughtful, special and impactful gift after childbirth or are a new Mother with needs, suggest an item from the Postpartum Pantry collection by Bosnar Health.

Visit Postpartum Pantry Website – Coming Soon!
Postpartum Recovery Care
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy 

Treatment begins at least 6 weeks postpartum after receiving the go ahead from your OBGYN. Your individual treatment plan is developed based on your particular postpartum needs. Treatment includes learning how to perform a correct kegel and when to do them as well as re-training “the core” and returning to safe exercise. Pelvic Health Physiotherapy also addressed Diastasis Recti (abdominal muscle separation), bladder leakage, overactive bladder, urinary urgency/frequency, prolapse of pelvic organs, painful scar tissue (perineal scar or C-section scar), painful intercourse and much more. Symptoms you are experiencing may be common, but don’t have to be normal. Let’s change our perception of what’s normal and start strengthening that pelvic floor! 

Offered by: Munira Hudani
Bodywork

Combining Pilates or Yoga with Massage treatment, our Bodywork sessions will have you feeling the self-care and self-love in no time! Combining the body awareness, breathwork and physical movement of Pilates or Yoga with the benefits of a hands on massage allows you to engage and support the mind-body connection while promoting the healing that your body requires. This unique combination offers a holistic approach to postpartum wellness.
For Booking: A Bodywork Pilates & Massage Treatment (Pollyana Zappalá Peréa) or A Yoga Massage Therapy Treatment (Jessi Leduc)

Offered by: Jessi Leduc + Pollyana Zappalá Peréa
Surgical Care Massage Therapy

This Massage treatment is offered when the incision is fully healed with a scar, generally following at least two weeks of recovery post-surgery. Most effective in the first two years post-incision, massage will decrease scar tissue build-up, improve blood flow, reduce swelling and numbness while increasing range of movement, allowing the scar to feel less restrictive and “tight”. This service is not covered by extended health care plans, as this practitioner is not registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
For Booking: A Bodywork Massage Appointment

Offered by: Pollyana Zappalá Peréa
Postpartum Pantry

This service is the perfect gift for any family! This collection consists of hand picked nutritious snacks and essential items for any Mother and her family by the Bosnar Health professionals. It is difficult to give you and your family the healthy focus you deserve while getting to know a new baby! If you are a friend who wants to offer a thoughtful, special and impactful gift after childbirth or are a new Mother with needs, suggest an item from the Postpartum Pantry collection by Bosnar Health.

Visit Postpartum Pantry Website – Coming soon!
We may also recommend the following services:
Chiropractic Care
Massage Therapy
Naturopathic Medicine
Acupuncture
Frequency Asked Questions

1. How do I know where to start?

Give us a call or book a discovery call with our Client Care specialist! We are happy to discuss your needs, the options available to you and get to know more about you and your family. Everyone’s experience with pregnancy is different and we want to make sure that you are taken care of. To book a complimentary consultation, click here.

2. Are the Bosnar Health Team specially trained in prenatal and postpartum care?

Each member of the Bosnar Health team of professionals who are listed on our pregnancy care page have received specific training in their field of practise for prenatal and/or postpartum treatment. Using combined knowledge and expertise, each patient is recommended for treatment that is specific to their individual needs.

3. Does the Bosnar Health team offer emotional support as well?

We offer a community of like-minded and family oriented Torontonians, as well as treatments that are designed to enhance feelings of wellbeing. When needed, we are happy to refer to any professionals outside of Bosnar Health who may be able to offer any additional emotional supports needed.

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