Dr. Jaime Seeman (https://www.doctorfitandfabulous.com/), Instagram (@doctorfitandfabulous)
Dr. Jaime Seeman is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist practicing in Omaha, Nebraska. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Exercise and Health Sciences. She went to graduate medical school and completed her OB-GYN residency at The University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Seeman is currently in private practice at Mid City OB-GYN offering a full range of services in obstetrics, gynecology, robotic surgery, and primary care.
Dr. Seeman is also a fellow in Integrative Medicine at The University of Arizona School of Medicine and a board-certified ketogenic nutrition specialist through The American Nutrition Association. She has a passion for fitness, preventative medicine, and ketogenic therapy not only in her medical practice but in her own life. She is married to her husband Ben, a police Sergeant and has three young daughters.
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“Women are not small men. We have very complex biological features. I’m on a crusade to fix pregnancy nutrition and to fix nutrition for women.” Dr. Jaime Seeman
Even specialists are always learning new things in their own field of study, stay educated! Low-carb can be a great (and even ideal) diet for parts of pregnancy, perimenopause, and menopause. Having lean muscle mass helps fight metabolic disease ‘Birth control’ is for birth control. It’s overprescribed for issues not related to contraception and has many side effects that may outweigh the perceived benefits Show Notes:
[6:30] Dr. Jaime Seeman Background [12:30] Is Keto/Low carb safe for Pregnant or Breastfeeding women? [15:20] Adaptations during pregnancy, hormonal shifts [16:20] First part of pregnancy is anabolic, Mom starts storing energy for later, usually an increase in insulin sensitivity. [17:30] “Trust me, if ketosis killed pregnancies we wouldn't see many women in the second trimester.” [17:50] Second part of pregnancy is catabolic, the body breaks down to feed the baby, usually a decrease in insulin sensitivity, leptin resistance as well. [20:00] “Glucose crosses the placenta but insulin doesn’t” [23:00] Carbs and Pregnancy Truth [25:00] Ketosis is a very safe state for growing babies [27:40] High protein keto diet for pregnant women is a big positive [31:30] Having lean muscle mass helps fight metabolic disease [33:15] Dr. Jaime’s view on strict keto for women opposed to men [35:45] Strict keto is initially important for becoming metabolically fat adapted. It can take many weeks to start making and using ketones the first time [38:00] “A woman’s menstrual cycle is the fifth vital sign.” If a woman doing keto loses her menstrual cycle, that means there is a problem, something is not working. [40:00] “Ketosis is a metaboli