What You'll Learn

Pregnancy and the post partum period presents unique challenges for health care providers.  This course is designed to help you gain confidence so you can remain an integral part of the obstetrical health care team and assist your patients at every stage of their pregnancy and in the weeks following delivery.  

Interview: Dr. Jack Newman - Pediatrician

Dr. Jack Newman is the founder and first pediatrician of the International Breastfeeding Centre. He has been helping breastfeeding mothers and babies for over 38 years. He is an author of the definitive book on breastfeeding called Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Breastfeeding: Empowering Parents. If you have any questions for Dr. Newman please comment below! "At the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic we provide reliable and well-researched information based on 34 years of Dr. Jack Newman’s leadership, experience and our evidence-based practice. We offer real, practical breastfeeding help. Our staff have worked with thousands of mothers and babies, listened carefully to their experiences and challenges, intently observed what works best for the breastfeeding dyad and as such have refined our understanding of how to help mothers and babies fulfill their desire to breastfeed. Taking time to learn and change is an important part of our process. We have learned much over the years and with each mother and baby we have met. We now offer our expertise and enthusiasm for breastfeeding around the world and to you."


Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

This course is an introduction to nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.  We try to understand the root causes of this common condition and how we might prevent it. 

  1. How common is nausea and vomiting in pregnancy?
  2. Can we predict who will get it?
  3. Can we prevent it?
  4. What causes it? Serum hCG levels or h. pylori?
  5. What is the difference between normal nausea and vomiting and hyperemesis gravidarum?
  6. What kinds of testing should we be considering for HG?
  7. What is the connection with the liver?
  8. How do we know if it is a more serious underlying condition?


Part 2: Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy: Treatments

This webinar will discuss treatment options for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. We focus on the available evidence for common naturopathic and pharmaceutical options with a focus on safety and efficacious dosing.

  1. What are the most common triggers for NVP?
  2. Are there any dietary modifications that can help?
  3. What is the evidence for acupuncture and acupressure?
  4. How quickly should ginger work?
  5. What is most appropriate dose of pyridoxine?
  6. Is diclectin safe? And how well does it actually work?
  7. What are other first line therapy options?
  8. Are there any adjunctive therapies worth trying?
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Nausea and Vomiting Introduction - Very Helpful!

Alexandra Power

I really appreciated this background, and introduction into nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Gaining a deeper understanding of the basics, some diagnostic tips, and some possible prevention strategies will be very useful for my patients! Thank yo...

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I really appreciated this background, and introduction into nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Gaining a deeper understanding of the basics, some diagnostic tips, and some possible prevention strategies will be very useful for my patients! Thank you Dr. Shaw!

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Course Description

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Interview: Dr. Jack Newman - Pediatrician

    • Dr. Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC, IBCLC

    • Interview: Dr. Jack Newman - Pediatrician

  • 3

    Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

    • Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy: Topics

    • Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

    • Part 2: Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy: Treatments

Instructors

Dr. Alana Shaw ND

Alana received her undergraduate degree (BSc.) from McMaster University where she also enjoyed a successful varsity basketball career. She graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2003 and then continued her education at the University of British Columbia where she studied reproductive endocrinology, infertility and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

She has extensive clinical experience in the field of infertility and reproductive medicine after years of working closely alongside Dr. Anthony Cheung at the Grace Fertility Centre in Vancouver, and now at her private practice at Mint Integrative Health. Alana continues to stay active in the academic community as an instructor at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic and also recently co-authored her first published article in a peer-reviewed journal. She is a regular speaker and presenter at local and national conferences including the BCNA Advances in Naturopathic Medicine conference, Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine conference, Collaborative Education conferences and NFH Women’s Health Symposiums.

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D. Bobby Parmar ND

Dr. Parmar obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Kinesiology, Psychology and the Humanities at Simon Fraser University. He proceeded to complete naturopathic medical training at the premiere institution the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Going on 13 years working in Vancouver he is practicing in a highly collaborative care wellness clinic called Mint Integrative . He was is also adjunct faculty at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine where he teaches and supervises interns at various stages of their program including Genetics, Geriatrics, and Naturopathic Clinical Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Parmar stays engaged with the community by working with multiple organizations giving workshops to members of the Canadian Mental Health Association, The Arthritis Society of BC and Yukon, and the Earthsave Society of Canada. He has also previously served on the Board of Directors for the British Columbia Naturopathic Association and the Friends For Life Society.

As a fervent educator, Dr. Parmar has tailored his academic career to best manage family medicine through naturopathy. His work as a general primary care ND practitioner means he stays up to date with the most current knowledge for most health conditions. He is driven by a passion to better understand the dynamics of health and above all the ever-growing field of mind-body medicine and to convey that understanding to anyone in need or with the desire to be educated. Currently Dr. Parmar is a Key Opinion Leader for Lifelabs/RMA and has lectured on various medical topics to diverse groups of health professionals including MDs and NDs. He has also presented at the Collaborative Education Conference in 2018.

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