Nutrition and Gut Health in Postpartum Depression
NUTRITION AND GUT HEALTH IN POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION
A growing body of research suggests that women's nutritional status and gut microbiome health can play an important role in the development of perinatal mental illness, especially postpartum depression. To holistically treat and prevent postpartum depression, we can focus on improving the dietary quality and GI health of new mothers and moms-to-be. This course will prepare and empower you with practical, research-based strategies to improve the mental health of mothers and mothers-to-be in this sensitive and important period of life.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • List five factors that increase the risk of mental health issues in the postpartum period.


  • Explain the link between gestational diabetes and postpartum depression.


  • List key nutrients that may be beneficial in preventing and managing postpartum depression.


  • Explain the potential role of the gut microbiome in postpartum depression.


  • List specific foods and dietary factors that may be beneficial for individuals at risk of postpartum depression.
Live Event Date: Jun 25, 2024
Expiration Date: Jul 15, 2027
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 6.3.2, 8.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.3.1
Target Audience: RDs, DRTs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: 1 Site Credit

About the Presenter: Erica Golden, RDN, LD, IFNCP
Erica Golden

Erica Golden, RDN, LD, IFNCP is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion for mental health and gut health (and the interplay between the two). Through a weight-inclusive, trauma-informed approach, she helps her patients soothe and heal their digestive systems, fuel healthy hormones and neurotransmitters, support a calm and resilient nervous system, correct deficiencies and imbalances, and improve their relationship with food.

Erica specializes in conditions including depression, anxiety, IBS, and eating disorders. She authored the brand-new book Nutrition and Mental Health: Integrative Approaches for Diet, Dysfunction and the Gut-Brain Axis. She believes that whether clients are dealing with an eating disorder, a damaged or difficult relationship with food, abdominal pain or bloating, depression, or anxiety, empathetic and evidence-based nutritional counseling can make all the difference.

Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization:
Trauma-Informed Nutrition Care: Essentials for Every Nutrition Professional

Trauma-Informed Nutrition Care: Essentials for Every Nutrition Professional

Live event: Aug 01,2024 - (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)

Rating: Not Yet Rated

Instructor: Erica Golden, RDN, LD, IFNCP

Duration: 1 hours