• Preconception Counseling: Guiding Patients Towards Healthier Baby Outcomes

    Presenter: Shannon Sinsheimer, ND
    Original Date: January 21, 2017

    Rates of childhood behavioral issues, cognitive delays, sensory disorders, asthma, allergy, and other physical health disorders have significantly spiked over the last two decades. New clinical and research information heavily suggests that environmental toxins, poor nutritional status, and hormonal imbalance in both the mother and father prior to a baby’s conception contribute to these outcomes. Altering this trend requires attention towards reducing environmental toxic burden, enhancing key nutrient levels, and advising specific herbal blends to tonify the uterus and improve sperm quality. This lecture guides the practitioner as to how to implement a preconception program in their practice and advocate on health topics distinctly aimed at improving healthier baby outcomes. The practitioner will acquire information on clinical research, lab tests available, and targeted nutrient and herbal therapy to enhance conception and reduce risk of future health issues for a child. 


    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Common Postpartum Complaints

    Presenter: Regina Flanagan, ND, Midwife 
    Original Date: January 21, 2017

    This talk covers commonly seen postpartum conditions in family practice. Dr. Flanagan helps differentiate a normal recovery course from one that slips toward pathology. The talk also includes a brief survey of a normal mental/emotional course as well as the physical aspects of recovery and reintegration into life with a baby. Naturopathic care for commonly seen conditions is discussed as well as strategies to set families up for success as they approach this time in their lives. 


    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Treating Infertility With an Integrative and Holistic Approach 

    Presenter: Aumatma Shah, ND, MS
    Original Date: January 21, 2017

    Infertility is a growing problem in the United States and the world at large. Naturopathic doctors have a big role to play in offering potential solutions, and though lots of research has been done to support the use of acupuncture for fertility, there is a lot that naturopathic medicine can offer. Although not directly researched as a solution for fertility, naturopathic modalities and the use of appropriate methods to discover and treat the root cause can offer a missing link to the solution. There is a missing gap between western treatment for infertility and the “wait and try” process up to the point of reaching for western treatments. During this period, couples could be exploring the root causes for several of the main problems that could be leading to their difficulty conceiving. 

    All of these root causes are completely treatable via
    naturopathic medicine with the use of herbs, nutrients, and lifestyle changes.
    So, as NDs, we are uniquely poised to offer much needed solutions to
    couples who are having trouble conceiving but are may be not ready for
    full-blown medical interventions. We are the missing link and in this talk, Dr. Shah covers all the ways in which we might be able to offer support to these
    couples who desperately need our help. 


    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Natural Treatments for Minor Complaints in Pregnancy

    Presenter: Jill Edwards, ND, LM
    Original Date: January 21, 2017

    This presentation discusses herbal, homeopathic, dietary, and aromatherapy treatments for common complaints in pregnancy. Conditions discussed include morning sickness and other digestive complaints, leg cramps, urinary tract infections, fatigue, insomnia, colds, flu and more. You will leave feeling comfortable treating these conditions and know where to find resources to determine the appropriateness of therapies in pregnancy.


    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM