Dr Brooke Vandermolen – or “The OBGYN Mum” as she’s known online – is an Obstetrics and Gynaecological doctor, as well as a mother to two children. After a difficult experience finding accurate, evidence-based information to guide her through her own pregnancies and parenthood, she began sharing her own insights and tips around pregnancy, birth, fertility and menopause through social media and blog posts.
Her evidence-based information has taken the internet by storm, smashing down taboos of previously reserved areas of medicine, such as women’s health. She is a brilliant contributor, public speaker, host, brand consultant and social influencer, and is on a mission to talk openly about women’s health and parenthood.
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An expert in her field, Dr Brooke Vandermolen has created online digital content for the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and the wider NHS, as well as working with and speaking for the Department of Health. She reviews patients with a range of gynaecological concerns as well as performing and assisting in laparoscopic and open surgery. Besides being popular online, Brooke’s research into maternal medicine and high-risk pregnancies has been presented at major international conferences and published in prominent medical journals.
As an experienced medical writer and online personality, Brooke has been featured in a range of UK media outlets including in The Telegraph, Vogue, The Daily Mail, Women’s Health, The Sun, The Daily Express and on The Huffington Post and Net Doctor. She has also contributed blogs to the ‘Charlotte Stirling-Reid – Baby and Child Nutritionist website, as well as the ‘Boots Presents’ Taboo Talk podcast where she discussed periods and hormones. She has worked alongside a number of companies such as Holland & Barratt, Elvie, Boots, Babybjorn, Mooncup, the NHS and Tena to ensure their pregnancy-related information is factually correct and evidence-based.
She is a popular face at medical events such as The European Health-Tech Innovation Week and the Giant Health London Event. These types of events are held with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of people around the world, successfully driving improved healthcare outcomes and business collaborations and supporting health-tech entrepreneurs and investors. She has experience at speaking in front of many different corporations including Tesco, Santander, Ernst &Young and many more.
Typical speaking topics include matters around and including: Fertility, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Positive Birthing Experiences, Childbirth During a Pandemic, Ante/Post Natal, Hypnobirthing, Menopause.
Women’s health issues have been brushed under the carpet, or discussed in hushed voices for far too long. If we understand our bodies we can ensure we are empowered to identify any issues earlier and seek the help that we need.
In this talk we will cover common questions about periods, pregnancy loss and what check-ups you should have to make sure you stay healthy. We will also discuss how you can help support your colleagues and friends who may be going through health issues or surgery relating to gynaecological problems. There will be the opportunity to ask questions to an expert in the field, so bring any burning concerns or ready to ask something you have just always wondered!
Half the population go through the menopause, but yet many of us have no idea what to expect, or how to support friends and colleagues who may be suffering. This session aims to break down taboos and preconceptions of this important time in women lives, showing that there IS life after the menopause.
We will cover how it can impact you, both at home and in the workplace, and also give you some practical tips for managing the most troublesome symptoms. We will discuss how you support friends, colleagues and employees through this time and there will be time to answer questions and share your stories.
Many of us take for granted that falling pregnant will be straightforward. In fact infertility is far more common than many of us realise, with friends and colleagues often suffering in silence behind closed doors.
In this session we will discuss what infertility is and what can be done to improve a couple’s chances of conception. We will cover what actually happens if you need IVF and what different options are available for single parents and couples in same-sex relationships.
We will also share helpful ideas if you are supporting friends and colleagues, including what you can say to be helpful, and also phrases that you should definitely avoid saying!
Above all, this workshop is a safe space to share experiences and discuss a topic that is often difficult to navigate alone.
Learn what can cause miscarriage and pregnancy loss and what can be expected from the recovery process. In order to support grieving parents best, you can learn about their employment rights after miscarriage and what steps can be taken to support their return to work. This can positively benefit employee retention rate and productivity, as well as enhancing their experience and comfort in the workplace.
Pregnancy is a pivotal moment in the lives of women and birthing people. It is accompanied by so many physical changes as well as having effects on emotional wellbeing and a shift in priorities at home which can affect the work-life balance. This session covers what challenges pregnant people may encounter in each trimester. In the first trimester we will discuss the risk of miscarriage and how to support someone who may go through this. We will discuss the physical changes expected in the second trimester and also some of the workplace adjustments that should be considered. Finally we will discuss the third trimester of pregnancy and the effect this has on the body and what you can do to help support her.
Brooke is confident at chairing events, hosting webinars and workshops, sitting in on Q&A sessions, and chairing focus groups and charity events. Her education, career and personal life gives her a wide range of experience to educate and delight an audience of any size.