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Educational event in Oakland, California--Perinatal issues with PCOS

I am very excited to announce the beginning of what will be an ongoing and productive partnership with professional lactation consultants. On April 28, 2009, I will be presenting at a meeting of lactation consultants at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland, California.

The presentation will include:
--a basic introduction to polycystic ovary syndrome
--the importance of nutrition for minimizing risks of pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, and premature delivery
--the importance of nutrition for minimizing risks of lactation problems, postpartum depression, and sleep issues in newborn babies.

Lactation consultants are a crucial link in the identification and management of PCOS, and I am thrilled to be able to meet with this group in California to begin networking and learning how we can support each other in our respective work.

I will be posting more information about this presentation on my website as it becomes available:

I am especially grateful to Pat Ross, who has orchestrated this meeting and laid the groundwork for it to happen. Here's to our two heads being a whole lot better than just one…Pat, thank you much, see you in April!