Naturopathic Doctors treat all medical conditions and can provide both individual and family health care.  The difference between an MD and an ND is that a Naturopathic Doctor often takes a more holistic approach to medicine and will often seek out natural remedies first before reaching for prescription drugs.  They can, however, prescribe these medications if necessary and can also provide traditional care such as pap smears, yearly check-ups, diagnosis of common illnesses and more.

In the context of postnatal care, Naturopaths help moms with both nutritional adjustments and treatments for perinatal ailments, postpartum depression or anxiety, as well as generally supporting the transition to parenthood.