A podcast that redefines what it means to be informed in your pregnancy and birth.
This can seem like you are on an overwhelming journey. Breathe. Always come back to the breath. And read on. We are here to help.
[0.48] Brigid introduces Stef and asks about how diet can affect the prenatal stage.
[2.27] Stef talks about the importance of iodine in both pregnancy and prenatal, and the relation to thyroid that iodine has.
[4.25] Dr Pat asks Stef about how people can get iodine in their diet.
[6.40] Dr Pat asks Stef about Vitamin D, Stef talks about Vitamin D is very important but it can be a tricky vitamin to get naturally and how Vitamin D deficiencies can be seasonal. Stef encourages people to get their Vitamin D levels checked.
[11.22] Stef explains Vitamin D deficiencies and how it can be corrected.
[13.22] Dr Pat talks about his personal experience with patients having their Vitamin D levels checked during their first blood test during pregnancy.
[16.25] Dr Pat asks Stef about her views on the link between omega-3 and premature birth. Stef talks about how important omega-3 is and their benefits during prenatal, pregnancy. Stef talks about how omega-3 has been linked to a reduction in the risk of premature birth and labour.
[20.14] Brigid asks about omega-3 that is sourced from algae and if the benefits are similar to omega-3 that has been sourced from fish.
[21.04] Brigid talks about a study she found which said that omega-3 should be stopped at 37 weeks and asks Stef and Dr Pat what they think about this.
[22.01] Dr Pat asks Stef how to help people who have stopped taking supplements due to tolerability. Stef talks about people who are struggling with nausea and vomiting and how it is the perfect time to see a dietologist as they can help you strip it so that you still are getting some nutrients and benefits.
[25.42] Dr Pat talks about studies on folate and folic acid and genetics and asks Stef if she thinks that different people need different folates.
[33.18] Brigid asks Stef why someone would need a higher dose of folate.
[35.15] Brigid asks Stef about postpartum depletions. Stef talks about she plans for postpartum during pregnancy. Stef list the nutrients at risk during postpartum and the effects that this has both physically and mentally during someone’s postpartum.
[40.29] Stef talks about the best way to connect with her and the dietologist for a consult.
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In this class you will learn:
We work and live on Wadawarrung land. We acknowledge the Elders, past present and emerging. We also acknowledge the rich birthing history of aboriginal women and the connection to country that this has been and always will be.
We have 15+ years of running a busy obstetric practice, helping more than 4000 babies to enter this big beautiful world. We live and breathe babies and we are here to help you become MAMA.