Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) treat most 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 uses natural remedies and lifestyle modifications first before reaching for prescription drugs.  They can, however, prescribe these drugs 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 prenatal care, Naturopaths help moms with treatments for nausea, appetite changes, swelling, sleep disturbances and other common ailments experienced in pregnancy.

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