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Cathy Carlson Rink, ND, RM, is a Naturopathic Physician and Registered Midwife practicing at the Family Health Clinic in Langley, BC, with a focus on pregnancy, infertility, women's and children's health. She is an instructor of Obstetrics at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and teaches continuing education to health care professionals in the areas of obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics.

Dr. Carlson-Rink graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a Major in Health and Fitness from the University of Saskatchewan. She received her degrees in Naturopathic Medicine and Midwifery from Bastyr University. As a mother of two girls born at home, Dr. Carlson Rink is recognized as the first naturopathic physician in Canada to also work as a licensed midwife. To date Dr. Carlson-Rink has “caught” more than 400 babies and helped many others conceive after infertility and miscarriage.


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a sponsored blog by Cathy Carlson Rink, ND, RM, June 3, 2011

Iron deficiency is the No. 1 deficiency for women in the world, and few women are aware of iron's connection with infertility and pregnancy complications. From the first period (menarche) to the last period (menopause), a woman’s iron level is determined by the loss of the mineral during menstruation and pregnancy.