Healthy Pregnancy Summit

Meet Your Summit Hosts
James Adams, PhD

James B. Adams, Ph.D., is an internationally known scientist whose research focuses on health disorders in children and pregnancy, and he has published over 160 scientific articles.

Dr. Adams is a President’s
Professor at Arizona State University, and Director of the Autism/Asperger’s Research Program there.

Dr. Adams is the Chair of the Science Advisory Board of the Neurological Health Foundation (“NHF”) in which he directed the development of the NHF Healthy Child Guide.  He also led the development of the Healthy Nest Prenatal Supplement, which is the first prenatal tailored for each trimester.

Debby Hamilton MD, MSPH
Dr. Hamilton is a medical doctor with a Masters of Science in Public Health degree. She has successfully counseled hundreds of couples on the steps necessary to maximize the likelihood of a full-term healthy pregnancy resulting in a healthier child.

Moreover, Dr. Hamilton has dedicated her medical career to treating children with autism and ADHD. She is triple board-certified in pediatrics, integrative medicine and physician nutrition. She regularly attends national events to speak about reversing increasingly common childhood chronic health disorders. In addition to being a sought after speaker, Dr. Hamilton is a respected author who has written books about “Controlling Risk Factors Before, During & After Pregnancy.”

Lastly, she is the Teaching Physician for The Neurological Health Foundation (“NHF”) and co-authored the NHF Healthy Child Guide with other members of the NHF Scientific Board.

What You’ll Learn During The Summit…
Access These Amazing  Presentations From Our World-Class Experts

Rana Snipe Berry, MD

Recommendations For A Healthy Pregnancy From An OB/GYN

Learn important suggestions relating to preconception care, conception/fertility, nausea/morning sickness, common problems during pregnancy, preparing for childbirth, and special advice for women of color.

James B. Adams, PhD & Debby Hamilton, MD, MSPH

How To Have A Safer Pregnancy And A Healthier Baby 

30-50% of pregnancies result in serious complications, including miscarriage, anemia, gestational diabetes, and more. Learn about common pregnancy complications, child health disorders and how to reduce your risk of them.

Victoria Maizes, MD

How To Increase The Odds Of A Healthy Conception

10% of couples are infertile and many also have difficulty conceiving. Learn the best times to conceive, how to improve your diet and avoid toxins, and the optimal time to wait between pregnancies to increase your chances of a healthy conception.

David Haas, MD

Morning Sickness, Nausea Prevention And Treatment

Morning sickness/nausea are common during pregnancy, especially during the first few months, but some women have much worse symptoms than others. Learn how to reduce the risk of nausea, and how to safely treat it.

Rebecca Pierson, MD

Fertility Evaluations And Treatments

Fertility problems are common and challenging but are often treatable. Learn about the common causes of infertility, approaches to improve male and female fertility, and in-vitro fertilization.

Alexis Temkin, PhD

How To Reduce Your Exposure To Toxic Chemicals

Chemical and toxic exposures are a major infant health problem, and studies have measured over 150 toxic chemicals present in the umbilical cord blood. Learn how you can greatly reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals in your food, water, air, home, work, and cosmetics.

James B. Adams, PhD

Optimal Prenatal Supplements 

Prenatal supplements are extremely important for preventing birth defects and enhancing the health of mother and child. However, prenatal supplements are unregulated, and vary greatly in quality. We have analyzed over 350 research studies to help you pick the best ones.

Julie Matthews, CNC

What Foods To Eat And Dangerous Foods To Avoid

It is especially important to eat a healthy, organic diet during pregnancy. Learn what are the most important types of foods to consume and what foods should be avoided.  Learn what weight gain is reasonable during pregnancy.

Debby Hamilton, MD, MSPH

Why You Should Meet With Your Doctor Before You Become Pregnant

The first few weeks of pregnancy are the most critical for brain and body development, so you want to be fully prepared BEFORE you become pregnant. Meet with your doctor BEFORE you become pregnant to reduce risks.

Lily Nichols, RDN

Gestational Diabetes: Prevention And Treatment

Gestational diabetes is a dangerous condition that affects about 5% of pregnancies in the US. Learn if you are at risk of gestational diabetes, what you can do to reduce those risks, and how to treat it if it occurs.

Parijat  Deshpande, MS

Reducing Stress During Pregnancy: A Mind-Body Approach

Stress is common during pregnancy, and especially during high-risk pregnancies. Learn a mind-body approach to reduce stress during pregnancy.

Anthony Shanks, MD

High Risk Pregnancies

High risk pregnancies include teens, women over 35, previous pregnancy complications, and special health conditions. Learn what are high risks, what type of monitoring and treatments should be considered, and why a preconception visit is important.

Winifred Mak, MD, PhD

Minimizing The Risk Of Miscarriage

Miscarriages occur in 15-20% of pregnancies in the US. Learn how to significantly reduce the risk of miscarriage, the warning signs and what to do if a miscarriage appears imminent.

Jennifer Huberty, PhD

The Best Exercises During Pregnancy 

Exercise is important throughout life, and especially important during pregnancy. Learn what is the best amount and type of exercise, what types should be avoided and how to gradually reach those goals even if you are not currently exercising.

Ashley Zimmerman PT, DPT, PMA-CPT

Sex During Pregnancy

Sex does not need to stop during pregnancy. Learn what types of sexual activity are safest and recommended, what types need to be reduced or stopped as pregnancy progresses, and how to best deal with your partner when they want to have sex, but you don’t.

James B. Adams, PhD

Why You Should Measure Your Iron Before And During Pregnancy

About 28% of women develop iron-deficiency anemia during their third trimester, which impacts their health and their baby’s development. Learn why it is important to test for and treat iron deficiency.
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