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Pregnancy Masterclass

Pregnancy Masterclass

Three part 7-hour Masterclass presented by Rhiannon comprehensively covering everything required to confidently manage both normal & high-risk pregnancies. Including conventional & integrative management strategies for each trimester.


Pregnancy is the greatest physical and nutritional demand window in the human lifespan. Recognising this, many Australians seek out integrative medicine practitioners to support them through this time. However, many of these practitioners lack the experience to confidently recommend effective dietary and lifestyle interventions and safely prescribe nutritional and herbal medicine. When clinically proven and evidence-based interventions are implemented, functional medicine practitioners are uniquely positioned to profoundly influence the health of both parents and bubs for the rest of their lives.


Integral to supporting patients through healthy pregnancies is an awareness of what preventative medicine involves & being able to identify early signs of those at risk of complication, and then having the confidence & skill to communicate this in a way that inspires change but does not cause undue alarm.


In this three part series Rhiannon shares her extensive clinical knowledge around pregnancy support, management of normal & complex pregnancies and birth preparation & support. 


Learning Outcomes

๐ŸŒŸ Feel confident managing both low and high-risk pregnancies.

๐ŸŒŸ Know what to look for in pathology testing to give you clues for optimal nutritional management.

๐ŸŒŸ Confidently select appropriate supplements and herbal medicines for your patients.

๐ŸŒŸ Competency when making clinical risk/benefit assessments for pregnant patients. 

๐ŸŒŸ Identify red flags; understand key preventative and treatment interventions for those patients at risk of complications, such as pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, intrauterine growth restriction and premature delivery.

๐ŸŒŸ Be confident when challenging conventional pregnancy nutrition and supplement recommendations.

๐ŸŒŸ Communicate effectively with your patient's medical care providers.

๐ŸŒŸ Strategically structure appointments around key pregnancy milestones, ensuring confidence in your management.


Course Details 

Receive detailed clinical assessment and treatment tools to assist in day-to-day practice, and up-to-date resources regarding evidence-based support for pregnancy care. On completion practitioners will have the information and resources required to confidently support both low and high-risk pregnancies.


Session 1: First Trimester

An examination of the early stages of pregnancy, and how to offer the best clinical support through this often physically and emotionally challenging time. Including:

  • management of threatened miscarriage.
  • appropriate dietary recommendations, supplementation and pathology testing.
  • nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) management.
  • optimising placental establishment to reduce risks of long-term complications.
  • assessing and managing miscarriage risk.
  • standard medical management of this stage.


Session 2: Second Trimester

A review of how to make the most of this often less difficult trimester, and optimise nutrition and health outcomes in preparation for the trickier third trimester. 


  • pregnancy electrolyte requirements and clinical management to effectively complement haemodilution, support energy and reduced pregnancy complications.
  • mid-term pregnancy loss risk assessment and management.
  • early identification and risk-reduction for gestational diabetes (GDM).
  • standard medical management of this stage, including the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).


Session 3: Third Trimester

A deep dive into the most risky of trimesters, including:

  • preventing anaemia, and interpreting pathology in the presence of haemodilutio
  • considerations around optimal third trimester nutritional support and pathology assessment.
  • specific management of those women at risk of complications, including intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), premature delivery, preeclampsia and group B strep (GBS).
  • birth preparation & labour support.
  • herbal medicine safety in pregnancy.
  • trimester by trimester pathology & therapeutics review. 


๐Ÿ“š 7 hours of content.

๐Ÿ“– Includes detailed notes, tools & resources to assist with easy application in a clinical setting and up-to-date references.

๐Ÿค“ Participants are eligible for 7 CPE points upon completion.

    Excluding GST
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