MYF 36 | Carrying To Term with Jordan Robertson, ND
Welcome to Episode 36!
In episode 36, we interview naturopathic doctor, researcher, and women's health expert, Dr. Jordan Robertson. She opens up about her personal experience with multiple miscarriages, which ultimately led her to researching and writing her book called Carrying to Term: A Practical Guide to Reducing Your Miscarriage Risk. Throughout the episode we talk about some of the reasons that it's often challenging for women to get the care they deserve when experiencing pregnancy loss or fertility challenges, why it's so important to use an in-depth health history to drive testing and treatment decisions, which tests should be considered when investigating miscarriage, and some simple strategies that you can implement starting today to reduce your risk of pregnancy loss going forward.
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6:30 How Dr. Robertson became a naturopathic doctor and started working in women’s health
8:35 Dr. Robertson’s personal experience with miscarriage and her difficulty getting the right care
11:40 Why women often struggle to get the right testing and treatment for fertility and miscarriage
15:25 Problems with research designed to study interventions for infertility and miscarriage
21:25 Why it takes so much time and effort to get new research findings implemented in practice
26:15 Always addressing the basics first before looking for anomaly causes of miscarriage
31:50 Basic tests to proactively lower risk of miscarriage when there’s no prior history of loss
33:55 New research linking higher progesterone levels to a lower risk of miscarriage
34:45 Using an in-depth health history to make the best decisions about testing and treatment
39:25 Looking for clues in mom’s pregnancy for a woman’s health or fertility issues today
45:40 The case for eliminating alcohol and caffeine to reduce miscarriage risk
53:25 When Dr. Robertson starts investigating miscarriage and which tests she typically starts with
57:00 Stress and increased cortisol and their impact on fertility and miscarriage risk
64:20 What you do matters – you can be a change agent in your own health and fertility story!