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This podcast focuses on the Maternal Mental Health struggles related to becoming pregnant, being pregnant, birth and early parenthood. We talk about all of the stuff that you wish someone would have told you BEFORE you tried to be pregnant or have a baby. Postpartum depression is only part of the story.

The goal of this podcast to put all of this info out in the open. There’s no need to hide these very human experiences…so many people deal with these struggles. So, the podcast provides real life stories of moms, dads and family AND we will talk with experts, leaders and advocates in the field of maternal mental health and maternal health. You deserve to be informed!!!!

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May 29, 2017

Dr. Christine White, ND  - Fascinating Discussion about Whole-Person perinatal wellness.

What is Naturopathic Medicine and how can it help you? Dr. White tells us how she supports whole-person wellness. We discuss the ways in which pregnant or postpartum mothers can be supported by this type of care, specifically when dealing with postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety and postpartum psychosis.

  • As. Dr. White states "Stress and life change and sleep deprivation are extraordinarily impactful on the being" and we need to address these things to support the perinatal period.
  • This is great information, specifically for mothers who have tried to get support through conventional medicine, but are still not able to feel well.
  • Sometimes there are underlying hormonal or systemic issues that can be addressed for increased wellness.
  • We discuss hormone testing, neurotransmitter testing and so many other cool assessments.
  • How to work with a conventional doctor AND have the support of a Naturopathic doctor as well.
  • I share a little bit about my own experience with Naturopathic medicine as well, specifically related to hormone imbalances.

Our chat aims to give you another avenue and perspective on health and wellness, options for care and a deeper understanding of how our bodies function during the perinatal period.

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Dr. Christine White, naturopathic physician, has a general family practice in Missoula, MT where she treats patients along the full spectrum from prenatal to hospice care support.  As a naturopathic physician her focus is on treating the whole person, regardless of the specific diagnosis, and working to uncover the underlying, root causes of illness.  She has become increasingly involved in the care of women dealing with perinatal mood disorders and offering perspective and treatment options beyond traditional medication options.  Dr. White regularly collaborates with colleagues across many disciplines and specialties in the health care realm.

Dr. White is actively involved in the profession of naturopathic medicine serving in the state naturopathic association, including past president, as well as holding a Governor appointed seat on the State of Montana’s Board of Alternative Health Care, the licensing board for naturopathic physicians in Montana.