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Second Trimester Of Pregnancy: The Coasting Phase

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Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua has a special interest in assisting women as they are dealing with pregnancy. He is involved in ongoing research of natural products for pregnancy and lactation at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Dugoua is a doctor of naturopathic medicine and the Director of the Liberty Clinic at the University of Toronto. He blends naturopathic medicine, clinical nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathy, detoxification, mesotherapy and intravenous therapies in the treatment he offers.

(Transcribed from video interview)

Dr. Dugoua:
During second trimester, this is usually the coasting phase. What women will find is that they will have the visible signs of pregnancy. They will get more pressure on their bladder and will start to hyperextend their back. During second trimester, the most common complaints are pelvic pain and lower back pain. So often what I do is I recommend them, I refer them to an osteopath or massage therapist who is skilled in helping women with some hands-on therapy. So it’s more of a management of their shifting body shape.

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