Provider Profile: Paula Scott

Many times women can become frustrated by the task of finding appropriate, effective mental health care during pregnancy and the postpartum period. When women are suffering with a mood issue, it is problematic to even recognize a need for care, let alone trying to navigate “options” such as information on the Internet, various types of care providers and insurance benefits.

WellPostpartum Weblog is proud to highlight practitioners who seek to address underlying causes for perinatal mood issues.
Information about how care is provided is outlined here.


Paula Scott is an herbalist experienced in holistic care of new mothers. She investigates underlying conditions contributing to mental illnesses and helps women achieve optimal health both during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

 1. How long have you been in practice and how much experience do you have working with new mothers experiencing mood issues?
I have been an herbalist for 24 years. I have been collecting data from my clients for several years now concerning pregnancy and postpartum depression.

2. Please describe your clinical approach to women experiencing perinatal mood issues.
The program I use specializes in cleansing, balancing, and rebuilding the entire body and strenghtening body systems. I provide telephone support for all of my clients, so I am able to assist those who are not local to me.

3. What types of issues do you see most often in new mothers?
Historically, I have found that candida imbalances, hormone imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies are major involvements of postpartum depression.

4. Please say a little about your testing procedures.
When a client comes to me, I teach them about iridology and muscle strength testing and assist them in developing their own individualized program, designed to detect nutritional deficiencies, toxic build-up, imbalances in hormones, candida imbalances, and weaknesses in organs and glands.

5. What have been some of your most remarkable cases?
One woman came to me after a C-section with her second child. She had severe anxiety after the birth of her first child. She dealt with this by walking around a track for several hours at a time in order to calm down. Since this baby was born via C-section, she was unable to walk. It was found that she had a severe candida infection. When treated, her mood quickly stabilized and she felt better than she had in years.


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