Perinatal Care in the 21st Century: A Functional Medicine Approach

Presenter: Leslie Stone, MD and Emily Rydbom, CN, BCHN, CNP

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM PT (2:00 PM ET)


Leslie Stone, MD has delivered thousands of babies during her 30-year practice in obstetrics and gynecology. This has given her great insights into common morbidities of pregnancy. In this MAPS talk, Dr. Stone examines variables that impact intrauterine health, including stress, nutritional deficiencies, and genetic variations, and explains how she leverages cofactors to maximize outcomes. Dr. Stone and Emily Rydbom, CN, BCHN, CNP have developed a program that has achieved clinically and statistically significant improvements in women and infant health. Dr. Stone and Rydbom share their experiences and clinical pearls in this patient population.  

Presenter Bio:

Leslie StoneLeslie Stone, MD, IFMCP

Family & OB/GYN Physician, Stone Medical, PC

Leslie Stone, MD, IFMCP has practiced in OB/GYN and family medicine for 30 years, specializing in the area of women’s health and healthy childhood development. Dr. Stone believes that her primary role in medicine is to help women enjoy, appreciate, and maximize every passage in their lives, from infancy through aging. Dr. Stone provides comprehensive care to families at Stone Medical, PC Comprehensive Family Medicine, where the clinical emphasis is early recognition of health issues, paired with early interventions, to help correct imbalances that may lead to chronic illnesses. Integrating Family Medicine and Functional Medicine helps address patients’ needs on many levels. Precision in diagnosis using conventional assessment tools with lifestyle interventions integrates into a system of comprehensive family medical care.


Emily RydbomEmily Rydbom, CN, BCHN, CNP

Board-Certified Holistic Nutritionist

Emily Rydbom, CN, HN, CNP is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and Certified Nutrition Professional, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, as well as a Certified Lifestyle Educator. She is CEO and co-owner of Grow Baby, LLC, is a mother of two, and has been practicing a Functional Nutrition approach to pregnancy since 2011. Rydbom has an active clinical practice and works alongside Leslie Stone, MD to help women reach their nutrition and pregnancy health goals. Her passions include empowering women during the preconception, pregnancy, and postnatal periods, as well as teaching families about healthy nutrition and lifestyle balance from 6 months to 5+ years. She completed her undergraduate degree at Southern Oregon University followed by her postgraduate training through Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in Berkeley, California.





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