Women and Hormones with Dr Bethany Hays

About the Presentation

Female Hormones are still very much at the heart of health issues for all women at different stages of life.  Touching upon many aspects of female health and well-being, recognising the role of hormones is of crucial importance to those offering nutritional support to their female patients.

Dr Hays will cover the Female Hormone Journey, from pregnancy, through to the formative teenage years ending at the menopause and beyond.  Topics covered include:

  • Fertility, PCOS and Endometriosis
  • Pregnancy: Prevention of Miscarriage, Preterm Labour and Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
  • Perimenopause and other times of changing hormones
  • Menopause

Dr Hays will suggest useful clinical pearls about nutritional interventions and lifestyle strategies to assist with optimum hormone balance and how to support your female patients.  Case histories sessions will mix with didactic presentations to make the presentation as interesting and clinically relevant as possible.

About the Presenter

Bethany Hays, MD, FACOG, is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist who trained as a perinatologist and practiced obstetrics for 29 years, delivering her first baby in 1972 as a medical student at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She delivered her last baby in 2001 when she decided to put all her energy into “midwifing” the creation of a holistic health center in Falmouth, Maine. For 14 years Dr. Hays was the Medical Director of True North, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to change health care in America, starting in southern Maine. Using the “Circle Process” described by Christina Baldwin and modified by those working at True North, True North created an integrative practice combining the modalities of physicians and various other healing practitioners. In 2016 True North closed its doors to patient care, but Dr. Hays continued to compile the wisdom gleaned from this attempt to heal the healthcare system. She found her way to the Institute for Functional Medicine in 1999, has been teaching for IFM since 2000, and currently serves on the board. She has been affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, University of Vermont Medical School, University of New England, and Dartmouth Medical School and is affiliated currently with Tufts Medical School. Teaching has always been a part of her work. She has been described as an “earth-mother,” “fire-brand,” “innovator,” “trailblazer,” and “trouble-maker” (and a few less gracious monikers).  Dr Hays is the proud recipient of IFMs highest honour, the Linus Pauling award.  In 2008  Dr Hays received the award for her dedication and leadership in the field of Functional Medicine and women’s health issues

See more at: https://www.functionalmedicine.org/AboutFM/History/Founders/Linus_Pauling/#sthash.3i4pyIWg.dpuf


BANT and NNA – 6 hours of self-directed learning awarded.


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