057: Cycles, Pregnancy, and Postpartum with Dr. Tonya Loken

Dr. Tonya Loken is a Naturopathic Doctor and nutritionist, who practices at Catalyst Medical Center, in Fargo, ND. On this episode we focus on the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and postpartum self-care. She also clarifies what symptoms are “normal” as opposed to “common,” and why the distinction is important.

Dr. Tonya explains what a healthy menstrual cycle consists of, including cycle length, bleed time, consistency, and why clotting isn’t healthy.

She also shares what happens to our hormones once we get pregnant, and the role progesterone and estrogen play before, during, and after pregnancy. What are normal symptoms during pregnancy?

We also discuss the steps you can take to buff your adrenal glands and immune system while pregnant and postpartum. What vitamins and supplements are beneficial, the difference between folate and folic acid, and why quality matters when it comes to supplements. 

You can find out more about Dr. Tonya, or book a call here, or find her on Instagram.*DISCLAIMER: The recommendations in this podcast are for informational purposes only and do not replace medical advice from your health care provider and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment

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