Essential Postpartum Support with Dr. Amy Tung (Episode 39)

Dr. Doni Wilson's Podcast: How Humans Heal
Dr. Doni speaks with Dr. Amy Tung about postpartum depression, hormonal shifts, and what follow-up care is essential for women after having a baby.

In this episode of How Humans Heal, Dr. Doni spoke with Dr. Amy Tung! She is a Naturopathic Doctor, writer and speaker, and for over 15 years she has been helping patients achieve optimal health and wellness through hormonal balance. Dr. Tung has a special interest and passion in hormone health, and works daily with women who experience hormonal concerns, in particular postpartum depression. Dr. Tung is certified in both intravenous (IV) injection therapy and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). 

Dr. Tung is on the board of the Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (EndoANP). The EndoANP supports Naturopathic Doctors in North America who have a special interest in hormone health. She received the Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Endocrinology designation. This expertise was further developed during six years of practice with Dr. Natasha Turner, ND (author of ‘The Hormone Diet’) at the Clear Medicine clinic in Toronto.

Dr. Tung is a wife and busy mom of three young children who is constantly looking to find balance and harmony in all areas of life. When not with patients, you can find her doing yoga, making healthy recipes or playing outdoors with my family. For more information and tips on living a healthier and fuller life please follow her on instagram @dramytung. 

In this episode we talk about:

  • What is a naturopathic endocrinologist? 
  • What inspired Dr. Tung to research postpartum depression
  • Why is it that so many women experience postpartum depression
  • What hormonal shifts occur postpartum and how that influences mood and more 
  • What follow up care is essential for women after having a baby
  • What blood tests and other tests should you have after having a baby
  • How to be your own health advocate and to support new mom’s in your community
  • Online resources and how to know when to see a naturopathic doctor for help

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