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Women's Health & Pregnancy Care

womens health naturopathic medicine

Here at CCNM-Boucher Campus, we would like to proudly acknowledge that NUNM, a non-profit, natural health science private university based in Portland, OR, is our active partner in continuing education development and delivery.

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Advanced Preconception & Pregnancy Naturopathic Care*

Preconception Care; Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy and Baby

Presenters: Dr. Loren Riccio, ND, LM, CPM and Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink, ND, Registered Midwife

Cost: $69 CAD

CE Hours: 1.5 hours


Common Complaints in Pregnancy; OB and Non OB – Part 1

Presenters: Dr. Loren Riccio, ND, LM, CPM and Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink, ND, Registered Midwife

Cost: $69 CAD

CE Hours: 1.5 hours


Common Complaints in Pregnancy; OB and Non OB – Part 2

Presenters: Dr. Loren Riccio, ND, LM, CPM and Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink, ND, Registered Midwife

Cost: $49 CAD

CE Hours: 1.0 hour


Common Complaints in Pregnancy; OB and Non OB – Part 3

Presenters: Dr. Loren Riccio, ND, LM, CPM and Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink, ND, Registered Midwife

Cost: $29 CAD

CE Hours: 0.5 hour


Prenatal Complications

Presenter: Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink, ND, Registered Midwife

Cost: $49 CAD

CE Hours: 1.0 hour


Genitourinary

Presenter: Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink, ND, Registered Midwife

Cost: $29 CAD

CE Hours: 0.5 hour


Hematological Disorders in Pregnancy

Presenter: Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink, ND, Registered Midwife

Cost: $29 CAD

CE Hours: 0.5 hour


Labour Scope & Preparation

Presenter: Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink, ND, Registered Midwife

Cost: $29 CAD

CE Hours: 0.5 hour


Pregnancy Labs

Presenters: Dr. Molly Niedermeyer, ND and Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink, ND, Registered Midwife

Cost: $29 CAD

CE Hours: 0.5 hour


The Birth Bag

Presenters: Dr. Molly Niedermeyer, ND and Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink, ND, Registered Midwife

Cost: $29 CAD

CE Hours: 0.5 hour


Breastfeeding and Newborn Care – Part 1

Presenters: Dr. Loren Riccio, ND, LM, CPM and Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink, ND, Registered Midwife

Cost: $29 CAD

CE Hours: 0.5 hour


Breastfeeding and Newborn Care – Part 2

Presenters: Dr. Loren Riccio, ND, LM, CPM and Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink, ND, Registered Midwife

Cost: $69 CAD

CE Hours: 1.5 hour


Postpartum Care

Presenter: Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink, ND, Registered Midwife

Cost: $49 CAD

CE Hours: 1.0 hour


Panel Discussion

Free (with any presentation)


All Presentations under Advanced Preconception & Pregnancy Naturopathic Care

Multiple Presenters

Cost: $250 CAD

CE Hours: 11 hours


Register for Advanced Preconception & Pregnancy Naturopathic Care

*This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.

*A student may not file a claim against the fund with the trustee in respect of the program of instruction

 

American Association of Naturopathic Midwives Conference 2018

The Prevention of Hemorrhage Through Third Stage Management

Presenter: Jaqxun Darlin, CPM

Cost: $49 CAD

CE Hours: 1.25 hours

Have you ever wondered after a postpartum hemorrhage if you could have prevented it from occurring in the first place? In this workshop, we’ll learn 3rd stage management tools to prevent hemorrhage in patients who are both low- and high-risk for PPH, based on best evidence and midwifery research. We’ll investigate why prenatal education and informed choice about about 3rd stage physiology and management should be a routine part of midwifery care, and why ongoing risk-assessment for risk of PPH both prenatally and during a birth will help you keep blood where it belongs- inside your patient!


Epigenetics, Nutrigenomics, Pharmacogenomics and their Role in Prevention and Treatment in Full Scope Midwifery Practice

Presenter: Paul Anderson, ND

Cost: $89 CAD

CE Hours: 2.0 hours

Genomic topics have exploded in the past decade to the point that misinformation and confusion are as possible between practitioner and patient as clarity. Dr. Anderson will use his background in genomic research, clinical genomics and troubleshooting to outline the most clinically salient portions of genomics as they relate to fertility, birthing and pediatrics. The goal of the talk is to leave the attendee with understanding as well as clinical tools to “sort out” these critical topics. And although the last baby Dr. Anderson delivered is 23 years old he has maintained a practice long involvement in high risk prenatal care, fertility and pediatrics.


Making Babies the Not So Old Fashioned Way, Part I: Naturopathic Approaches to Fertility

Presenter: Vanessa Lyon, ND

Cost: $69 CAD

CE Hours: 1.5 hours

We will discuss natural and pharmacological approaches to patients who are struggling with fertility or are seeking non-traditional methods of becoming pregnant. This includes optimizing egg/sperm development, unscrambling those cocktails of drugs from the Reproduction Endocrinologist and supporting your patients through IUI and IVF.


Making Babies the Not So Old Fashioned Way, Part II: Insemination

Presenter: Molly O’Neill, ND

Cost: $69 CAD

CE Hours: 1.5 hours

Learn the basics and in-depth details of intravaginal, intracervical and intrauterine insemination. We will discuss fresh vs frozen sperm, timing, techniques, equipment, and legal issues surrounding this exciting topic.

Part 2: Diversity in the healthcare workforce is important for many reasons. For me, being a Peruvian American certified nurse midwife, working in a community health center that provides care to a mostly immigrant, undocumented, underserved population is a privilege and a dream come true. My patients come to see me and know they will be able to communicate in their native tongue without barriers, and that they will have someone that has grown up in the third world and understands their experience. Patients need someone they can relate to, that understands them and their struggles. Our healthcare system would be more understanding and compassionate, if the workforce reflected an understood the population they serve.

Part 3 discusses the meaning and distinction between culturally-centered care, cultural competent care, and care with cultural humility. She will discuss the beneficial effects of culturally centered care, particularly in African-American communities, and the importance of adhering to the tenets of cultural humility when practicing cross-cultural medicine.


All Presentations under American Association of Naturopathic Midwives Conference 2018

Multiple Presenters

Cost: $269 CAD

CE Hours: 6.25 hours


Register for American Association of Naturopathic Midwives Conference 2018

 

 

American Association of Naturopathic Midwives Conference 2017

The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: A Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health-from Pregnancy

Presenter: Paul Thomas, MD

Cost: $89 CAD

CE Hours: 2.0 hours

Dr. Thomas describes his background and how he came to start Integrative Pediatrics as well as data from his practice. He reviews the basics of the immune system and immunity (natural and vaccine – induced), then covers these vaccine topics: toxins; vaccines for pregnancy, newborns, infants, children; the CDC schedule; the Vaccine-Friendly Plan schedule and considerations (when might it not be wise to do all vaccines?); the diseases for which there are vaccines – and the vaccine options; true informed consent and the organization PHYSICIANS FOR INFORMED CONSENT.


Update on Hemorrhagic Medications and Treatment

Presenter: Mia Crupper, ND

Cost: $69 CAD

CE Hours: 1.5 hours

Keeping abreast of current postpartum hemorrhage management is a critical requirement for the midwifery/out of hospital birth community. Familiarity with manual and pharmacological management supports the development of practice protocols in out of hospital births, ensures informed consent for patients should PPH develop at birth and encourages effective communication between midwifery and obstetrical care providers. Evidence informed resources including but not limited to Medscape, DynaMed and PubMed were used to identify current PPH practices with focus on pharmacology. Management of PPH includes manual therapy, oxygen support, fluid replacement, pharmacology, uterine packing, transfusion and surgery. Updates will improve current practice protocols and encourage knowledgeable support for patients requiring advanced interventions.


Natural Methods for Pain Management in Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Presenter: Elizabeth Bussetto, DC, ND

Cost: $69 CAD

CE Hours: 1.25 hours

This lecture offers clearer insight to midwives on the biomechanical nature of common prenatal and postpartum pain patterns including pain of the round ligament, pubic symphysis, hips, and low back. Dr. Bussetto discusses the postural abnormalities and muscle imbalances that increase the frequency, severity, and duration of prenatal pain. Practical solutions to reduce and resolve these pain patterns including hands-on treatment, home exercise recommendations, and nutritive support are also discussed and demonstrated.


Ethics and Diversity: Improving Access and Care in Midwifery

Presenter: Jaqxun Darlin LDM, CPM, Arika Bridgeman, MA, & Monica Arce, CNM

Cost: $89 CAD

CE Hours: 2.0 hours

Part 1: Gender dysphoria is the feeling of incongruence between the gender one is assigned, and the gender one feels innately. Many, but not all transgender and gender non-conforming people experience gender dysphoria. Many transgender and gender non-conforming people who parent choose to give birth at home because of concerns about harassment and discrimination due to their gender. It is essential to use appropriate and affirming verbal and non-verbal language when working with transgender people to keep a good rapport and to minimize dysphoria. The first part of this presentation discusses language, terminology, family types, how to build and keep rapport, as well as potential fertility issues and considerations during and after birth for the transgender patient and their family.

Part 2: Diversity in the healthcare workforce is important for many reasons. For me, being a Peruvian American certified nurse midwife, working in a community health center that provides care to a mostly immigrant, undocumented, underserved population is a privilege and a dream come true. My patients come to see me and know they will be able to communicate in their native tongue without barriers, and that they will have someone that has grown up in the third world and understands their experience. Patients need someone they can relate to, that understands them and their struggles. Our healthcare system would be more understanding and compassionate, if the workforce reflected an understood the population they serve.

Part 3 discusses the meaning and distinction between culturally-centered care, cultural competent care, and care with cultural humility. She will discuss the beneficial effects of culturally centered care, particularly in African-American communities, and the importance of adhering to the tenets of cultural humility when practicing cross-cultural medicine.


All Presentations under American Association of Naturopathic Midwives Conference 2017

Multiple Presenters

Cost: $299 CAD

CE Hours: 6.75 hours


Register for American Association of Naturopathic Midwives Conference 2017

 

 

Women in Balance Symposium 2017

Perimenopause: What It Is and How to Diagnose and Treat

Presenter: Jennifer Lush, ND

Cost: $69 CAD

CE Hours: 1.5 hours

Perimenopause is defined as “around menopause” and refers to the time during which your body makes the natural transition to menopause, marking the end of the reproductive years (From the Mayo Clinic). However, there is no agreed upon age of onset, with some women noticing emotional and physical changes as early as their mid 30s. Typically, by age 40 nearly all women are experiencing some type of perimenopausal change.


Female Fertility – Establishing a Healthy Ecology

Presenter: Chris Meletis, ND

Cost: $69 CAD

CE Hours: 1.5 hours

This presentation covers the concept that an optimal level of fertility is a combination of ability to conceive along with the health of mom and baby during and after pregnancy. Topics also include ovulatory cycle and select sources of ovulatory dysfunction including environmental and hormonal considerations. Discussion of obstacles to fertility including cervical mucus and role of neuroendocrine homeostasis. Dr. Meletis also discusses male specimen contribution and clinical considerations for sperm quality.


PCOS and Infertility – Research Updates and Management

Presenter: Corina Dunlap, ND, MS

Cost: $69 CAD

CE Hours: 1.5 hours

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) accounts for a large percentage of all ovulatory dysfunction disorders in cases of female factor fertility. Women with PCOS have complex health care needs that vary depending on etiology sub-type and severity of diagnosis. There are many natural and conventional medicine approaches to treatment of PCOS-induced infertility. Management, as supported by the most up-to-date research findings, is discussed in detail throughout this presentation. An introductory overview of epidemiology and pathogensis, etiology sub-types, differential, diagnostic criteria, and clinical presentation is also be reviewed.


Managing Endometriosis: Naturopathic Care is Key

Presenter: Amy Day, ND

Cost: $69 CAD

CE Hours: 1.5 hours

Endometriosis patients are usually left frustrated by conventional medical treatments. While coping with severe pain or eagerly trying to improve their fertility, the typical hormonal treatments can throw these women into a whirlwind of side effects, and the surgeries often do not provide lasting benefit. There are many myths and misunderstandings about endometriosis, including the fact that we now know this is a body-wide disease, NOT just lesions growing in the pelvis. Endometrial growths are only the tip of the iceberg, and we must also be looking at the environment in which they are occurring. NDs and holistic practitioners are perfectly poised to give these women the comprehensive help and guidance they need. Our holistic approach is safe and mostly without side effects. By providing a range of natural treatment options, we can help empower these women and address the many issues related to this complex disease.


Muscle as Medicine: Balancing Women’s Hormones & Health with Strength Training

Presenter: Tyna Moore, ND, DC

Cost: $69 CAD

CE Hours: 1.5 hours

Lack of muscle mass and sarcopenia-related illness are deadly and widespread in this country, especially among women. Women have shied away from strength training as it has been considered a man’s sport. The health benefits of skeletal muscle mass are wide, varied, and well known, yet this treatment modality is rarely prescribed or utilized in clinical practice. In this presentation the many health and hormonal benefits of strength training and skeletal muscle are discussed as well as common conditions that can be positively impacted by its therapeutic application.


Life in the Balance: Healing Women with Cancer

Presenter: Neil McKinney, BSc., ND

Cost: $69 CAD

CE Hours: 1.5 hours

Naturopathic physicians working with female cancers strive for “Enhanced survival and quality of life for people living with cancer through the integration of naturopathic oncology into cancer care” (Oncanp vision statement). Natural medicines can meld harmoniously with allopathic therapies to reduce harm and increase the potential benefits. Natural medicines can also follow conventional care to reinforce remissions, rebuild genuine health, and to change the dietary and lifestyle contributors to cancer occurrence. This presentation gives specific therapeutics that will allow any naturopathic doctor to better serve their female patients with cancer.


Perspectives on Women’s Health and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy-From 43 Years of Clinical Practice – Part 1

Presenter: Jonathan Wright, MD

Cost: $69 CAD

CE Hours: 1.5 hours

Dr. Jonathan V. Wright, pioneer in natural medicine and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, presents a multi-topic 4-hour discussion regarding women’s BHRT issues, as well as a wide variety of topics specific to women’s health. Topics include the basics of BHRT therapy for women, monitoring estrogen metabolites for efficacy and safety, cobalt and iodine’s influences on estrogen metabolization, general discussion of natural treatments for many women’s health conditions based on Dr. Wright’s 43 years of clinical applications, topical hormone preparations for enhancing the appearance of facial skin, and the use of BHRT to strengthen autoimmunity. Information will be able to be applied by physicians immediately to their menopausal patients, as well as patients of any age.


Perspectives on Women’s Health and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy-From 43 Years of Clinical Practice – Part 2

Presenter: Jonathan Wright, MD

Cost: $69 CAD

CE Hours: 1.5 hours

Dr. Jonathan V. Wright, pioneer in natural medicine and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, presents a multi-topic 4-hour discussion regarding women’s BHRT issues, as well as a wide variety of topics specific to women’s health. Topics include the basics of BHRT therapy for women, monitoring estrogen metabolites for efficacy and safety, cobalt and iodine’s influences on estrogen metabolization, general discussion of natural treatments for many women’s health conditions based on Dr. Wright’s 43 years of clinical applications, topical hormone preparations for enhancing the appearance of facial skin, and the use of BHRT to strengthen autoimmunity. Information will be able to be applied by physicians immediately to their menopausal patients, as well as patients of any age.


All Presentations under Women in Balance Symposium 2017

Multiple Presenters

Cost: $550 CAD

CE Hours: 12.5 hours


Register for Women in Balance Symposium 2017

 

 

*This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.