advanced pregnancy care
advanced pregnancy care
Everything you need to know to support pregnant patients in practice
Everything you need to know to support pregnant patients in practice
There isn’t an area of medicine where Naturopathic Doctors work more closely with other health professionals than pregnancy. 

Your treatment plans are landing in the offices of Midwives, Obstetricians and Family Doctors. 

How does that make you feel? 

Pregnancy is a unique area of medicine that requires exceptional understanding of safe prescribing and risk reduction by all care team members.

If you’re going to work this closely with other health professionals, you need the confidence on how to manage the complex pregnant patient with evidence informed protocols and strategies. 

It’s imperative as a Naturopathic Doctor and part of your patients’ care team that you:
  • Know what's safe to prescribe in pregnancy
  • ​Keep up to date on the current research in pregnancy, prevention of adverse risks in pregnancy and standard of care guidelines
  • ​Know effective treatment strategies for use in pregnancy

We all love treating the uncomplicated, happy, pregnant patient!

But what happens when they have symptoms? 
How do you reduce the risk of complications? 
How are you going to support your patient when things go wrong?
Staying up to date on the research is time-consuming
  • What is the current evidence on GBS?
  • ​What are the risk reduction strategies for conditions such as placental abruption and premature rupture of membranes?
  • ​​How do you identify and modify risks for hypertensive disorders and preeclampsia?
  • ​​What is the research on twin pregnancy?
If you’ve ever been lost in Pubmed, message boards or sifting through old presentation slides, you know how overwhelming it can be to choose the “right” answer for your pregnant patients. 

The stakes are high and missing something feels like it’s not an option. It’s hard to feel confident without guidance and support.
Knowledge of the Standards of Care Guidelines is essential
Relying on outdated interaction databases to tell you which prescriptions are safe in pregnancy is risky. 

Relying on old wives tales for treating pregnancy is also risky. 

Giving nettle infusions instead of an appropriate dose of iron could put a patient at risk of perinatal depression and postpartum hemorrhage. Not following up with appropriate testing can be equally as detrimental.

Standard of Care Guidelines are held in high regard due to the level of evidence behind them. Knowledge of current standards in care can help you in your clinical decision making and charting for informed consent purposes. Keeping your patients and your license safe!
There is more to it than just treating the common prenatal conditions
Not every patient will fit into the same bucket. 

With 1 in 10 women struggling with PCOS and another 1 in 10 suffering from endometriosis, you will see high risk pregnancies in your practice. With 1 in 6 couples struggling with fertility challenges, IVF conceptions are prevalent and also come with higher prenatal risks. 

Having the knowledge and confidence to know which patients to assess more closely or where to implement additional screening and preventative treatments to support a healthy birth is important. 

Integrative Practitioners have a big role to play in 
supporting prenatal patients through healthy pregnancies. 

We need to be equipped with more than just the basics.

When I first conceived unexpectedly (on my IUD!), I found out at my first prenatal appointment that I was in sudden renal failure. I went from anticipating an uneventful home birth to high risk obstetric care.
I had a lot of questions on how to best support my pregnancy and neither my obstetric team or my complementary care providers had the answers I was looking for.
As a Naturopathic Doctor and now patient, I witnessed firsthand the gaps in prenatal care.  

It was frustrating not having ND care plans accepted or considered safe by other health care practitioners. As a patient in a high risk obstetric clinic, I felt I was being singled out as a Naturopathic Doctor. My care team blamed my “Naturopathic Remedies” for my high risk condition. I felt like I spent my entire pregnancy defending the evidence for integrative perinatal care. 

But through that very difficult time, I also came to understand that we don’t have the same Standards of Care in naturopathic medicine to hold us accountable to best evidence. 

Coming out of that personal experience, I wanted to deeply understand the research and develop evidence-based standards to support everything I prescribed so that the entire prenatal team could feel confident in their patients’ safety and wellbeing.
For the last decade, this area of medicine has become my passion and almost 100% of my patient base. I’ve had the opportunity to build collaborative relationships with prenatal health professionals and obstetricians and continue to work towards a more collaborative healthcare model.
We have a lot of strategies in our scope as NDs that can support positive pregnancy outcomes. We are in the perfect position to guide patients through evidence-informed nutrition and lifestyle interventions for optimal pregnancy outcomes - when no one else on the care team discusses these important topics! I wanted to be able to use this research to collaborate with all obstetric registered health care providers using evidence-based treatment plans.

Pregnancy is a unique area of medicine that requires exceptional
understanding of safe prescribing and risk reduction by all care team members.Having the knowledge and understanding of the current Standard of Care Guidelines and what the current research reflects ensures that our patients’ health is supported and our licences are protected.

Our patients put their trust in us and rely on us to know the most current and evidence-based information to guide them.

you had the confidence in safe and effective prescribing for your pregnant patients
you could effortlessly collaborate with other health care providers

you had the confidence in evidence-based treatment 
you knew what to discuss and review at each prenatal visit

you understood 
how to interpret 
lab values in pregnancy

you could identify red flags and implement early treatment or referral strategies

Imagine if you felt confident that you are recommending safe and effective solutions to your pregnant patients by:

No longer searching random databases for safe prescribing in pregnancy
Knowing evidence-based treatment strategies that can be safely used in pregnant patients. No more wasting time with the uncertainty of what’s safe to prescribe in pregnancy.

Having the protocols for your pregnant patients at your fingertips
Pregnancy is such a short window where new symptoms can arise at any time. Knowing treatment protocols in advance can help avoid spending extra time looking things up or getting back to patients.

Feeling like a trusted resource to pregnant patients & other care providers
Pregnancy is a vulnerable time that can come with a lot of unknowns. Feeling confident in your up-to-date evidence-based knowledge helps to instil trust and confidence in your patients as well as other integrative practitioners on their health team.


Advanced Pregnancy Care
This comprehensive 12 hour course will cover evidence-based strategies for common concerns of pregnancy as well as higher risk conditions that may arise. 

You will learn how to screen patients for their individual risks as well as how to set up preventative strategies to support healthy pregnancy outcomes.
Common Conditions in Pregnancy
Module One will cover all of the most common concerns that arise in pregnancy. This module will help clinicians feel confident that they have the most current information to implement treatments when pregnant patients come in with acute concerns.
You will learn:
  • ​How to screen for/assess common concerns in pregnancy (UTI, anemia, digestive complaints, pain conditions)
  •  Safe treatments for common concerns in pregnancy
  • Preventative strategies for common concerns of pregnancy
Gestational Diabetes
In Module Two, you will become well-versed in the prevention, screening and treatment of gestational diabetes. You will leave feeling confident that you have the information and tools to support these higher risk patients under your care.
You will learn:
  • ​How to identify who is at risk for gestational diabetes during preconception/early gestation
  •  Preventative strategies to implement preconception/early pregnancy
  • How to implement safe and effective treatment plans for gestational diabetes
MODULE three : 
The Big Scaries
In Module Three, you will learn how to predict, assess and prevent high risk conditions in pregnancy.
You will learn:
  • ​How to identify and modify risks for hypertensive disorders and preeclampsia
  •  Risk reduction strategies for conditions such as placental abruption and premature rupture of membranes
  • How to support intrauterine growth restriction, macrosomia and oligohydramnios
MODULE four : 
Make it Pop!
Module Four will cover birth preparation and supporting patients in the transition from pregnancy to motherhood.
You will learn:
  • ​Evidence-based tools for cervical ripening
  •  The research around GBS
  • Supporting optimal fetal positioning for delivery
MODULE five : 
Special Populations
Module Five will cover evidence-based supports for special populations, including twin pregnancies and smokers. We will also review the research on how to reduce disease risk in offspring at risk.
You will learn:
  • ​How to reduce the risk of disease in offspring
  •  Research on twin pregnancy
  • How to support pregnancies exposed to smoking

NDs are in the perfect position to assess and 
implement preventative care strategies in pregnancy.

We have the opportunity to also provide integrative care with OBs, midwives and GPs. In order to be successful, we all need to be speaking the same evidence-based language.





  • 12 Hours of Recorded Course Material & Learning
  • EMR Templates and Resources
  • Bonus: #1 Prenatal lab reference ranges
  • Bonus: #2 Prenatal visit scheduling and agenda



  • 12 Hours of Recorded Course Material & Learning
  • EMR Templates and Resources
  • Bonus: #1 Prenatal lab reference ranges
  • Bonus: #2 Prenatal visit scheduling and agenda



Dr. Carly King, is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to pregnancy care. Her experience in managing high risk pregnancies, and evidence based approach is an excellent asset to her continuing education courses. She breaks big concepts down into easy to understand pieces that you can put into practice right away. After attending her course, I felt confident in providing research informed treatment plans to my pregnant populations.
- Dr. Laura Jasmin, ND

Prenatal Patients need a trusted resource 
that can answer their questions reliably

This is an opportunity to support your pregnant patients in one of their most important health journeys, while working collaboratively with obstetric care providers to give patients outstanding integrative care.



I already work with pregnant patients and know a lot about pregnancy. Why should I take this course?
The majority of course material will be an update of the research in the last few years. Research changes quickly and continuing education can help update clinical practice to meet the current standards of care.
Who is this course for?
This course is for any registered health practitioner that works with a pregnant population and wants to stay current with their knowledge without spending hours each week on research deep dives. Get everything you need and gain CE credits in one comprehensive weekend.
What’s different about this pregnancy course?
This course is strictly evidence-based. While some clinical expertise comes in, it’s not opinion-based and it’s not based on traditional practices. The information provided is based on the most current research available and is broken down into practical applications that can be implemented for clinical use immediately.
Will I receive CE credits for this course?
This course is approved for 10 Category A credits in Ontario (CONO) and is approved for 10 Category C with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNBPC).

Don’t miss out on this comprehensive learning 
opportunity for evidence-based prenatal care.

Feel confident that you have the most current knowledge to support your patients during this special time in their health care.