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Both parents and midwives alike, you'll want to grab a pen and paper and prepare for some incredible note-taking with this week's episode of the Midwifery Wisdom Podcast. Cohost Augustine Colebrook speaks with Sarah Thompson, certified functional medicine practitioner and author of the book Functional Maternity. They dive into all things functional medicine, how to use functional medicine during pregnancy, hormones during labor, some of the most important and most commonly lacking nutrients during pregnancy, and more.
Sarah Thompson is a certified functional medicine practitioner, licensed acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, birth doula, author, and educator with a passion for pregnancy care. She is also known as a leader in the practice and education of maternity functional medicine and published the first book on the subject, Functional Maternity – Using Functional Medicine and Nutrition to Improve Pregnancy and Childbirth Outcomes. Sarah brings together evidence-based research in prenatal and maternity nutrition with ideas of functional medicine, in 2021. Sarah’s clinical experience spans nearly 20 years. When she isn’t writing, lecturing, mentoring, or seeing patients in her private practice, she can be found on her small Colorado farm with her husband, two daughters, chickens, miniature cows, dogs, cats, and gardens.