As a naturopathic doctor, I treat the whole family from the not yet born through various stages of growth and aging. I strive to find the underlying cause for discomfort or disease instead of only treating the symptoms. One way this is accomplish this is by truly listening you, as you know your body the best. Nutrition, lifestyle, and herbs are my main treatments, and I frequently use homeopathy and supplements. Sometimes, the most effective treatment includes antibiotics or other pharmaceuticals. I will prescribe these only when appropriate. I view birth as a natural process to be supported and revered. As a midwive, I provide a high level of care with the least intervention possible. This is accomplished by offering education, counseling and assistance before, during and after the baby is born. When it is time to give birth I will come to you so you are able to stay in the comfort of your own home, or join you at a nearby birth center. I find that laboring women are able relax when following their desires to move freely, eat, drink, and spend time in the water.
Dr. Jill Edwards, ND is a naturopathy provider who practices in Gresham, OR.