THE GESTATIONAL JOURNEY SUMMIT, 13 - 14 OCTOBER 2018
Parenthood, as a stage of life, can be transformative, exciting and beautiful - AND it can also instigate worries, concerns and at times complications and hardships.
The wonder of the human body is that it is constantly changing, and never is this more evident than during pregnancy, however as a woman transforms through the many phases of motherhood, these changes can become overwhelming, anxiety-inducing and confusing - particularly if there are any health issues.
The Gestational Journey summit brings together some of the world’s leading experts in the field of fertility, nutrition, diagnostic testing, hormone health and much more, to provide functional doctors, nutritional therapists and other healthcare professionals a chance to learn and gain incredible insight in order to fully and safely support women who wish to conceive, are already pregnant, or who have recently given birth.
As a mother herself, The Gestational Journey summit co-founder, Robyn Puglia - who is a Clinical Nutritionist specialising in functional medicine - discovered that there were many missing pieces to the fertility jigsaw puzzle. During both of her recent pregnancies, it became evident to Robyn that while there was a multitude of generic information on pregnancy itself - there were also big gaps in the accessible knowledge around many areas - such as supporting those with an existing autoimmune condition, caring for women during the postpartum phase and safe nutritional supplementation.
The Gestational Journey summit has been designed to bring together some of these missing pieces in one comprehensive two day event.
The summit brings together thought leaders from around the world to carefully and considerately address each phase in detail. From understanding the importance of preparing the body nutritionally prior to conception, supporting assisted fertility, learning about the importance of ensuring a healthy gut microbiome, how to optimise the womb environment, as well as understanding how to support autoimmune conditions during pregnancy, plus exploring how to support women after birth from a physical point of view, but also crucially from a mental health perspective.
The Gestational Journey summit has been created to provide any practitioners who work with women - whether specifically in the area of fertility or not - with a complete educational package enabling them to support their female patients through this miraculous time of their life.