12 Days to A Healthier Pregnancy, Healthy Baby & Beyond - Prenatal Nutrition 101 

Is an easy, friendly, comprehensive on-line class for anyone who wants to get pregnant, is trying to get pregnant or who is pregnant.  It's for dads-to-be too!!  After all, they are 1/2 of the gene pool.  This is where you get deeper in terms of really understanding what is good for you, what's good for your baby and how to maintain a healthy family for years to come.  

 

What you'll learn in 12 days:  

1.  How your environment affects the development of your baby.

  • About DNA and how it works.
  • How the environment effects your offspring’s future.
  • About Epigenetics and why it is important.
  • What can happen if you eat to much junk food during pregnancy.

2.  What you eat = your baby.

  • Why nutrients are so important during pregnancy.
  • The difference between stored nutrients and the nutrients you need to replace every single day.
  • You will learn how to be mindful of what you’re eating.
  • We will end today’s session with my favorite videos...Conception To Birth.

3.  Supplements and what you should be taking.

  • The importance of supplements during pregnancy.
  • What to look for on the label of your prenatal vitamin.
  • What nutrients are important especially during pregnancy and their food sources.
  • What test you should request.

4.  What you need more of now that you're pregnant.

  • How many more calories you really should be eating during each trimester.
  • Which nutrients you need more of now that you are pregnant.
  • What foods you should be eating more of.

5.  Powerful proteins.

  • What makes up a protein.
  • Why protein is essential for your body as well as your growing baby.
  • How much protein you’ll need now that you’re pregnant.
  • Good sources of protein.
  • Vegetarians and their protein needs.
  • How to get enough protein.

6.  Not all fats are bad.  Brain building fats. 

  • Why good fats are important for your body as well as your growing baby.
  • What good, healthy fats look like.
  • How much omega 3’s you should be taking while pregnant.

7.  Carbohydrates.  Go for the good grains! 

  • The 2 different types of Carbohydrates: Complex Carbohydrates (good, healthy kind) and Simple Carbohydrates (bad carb). We will focus on Complex Carbohydrates today and Simple Carbohydrates tomorrow.
  • Different types of fiber and why fiber is important.
  • Learn what a good carbohydrate looks like.
  • Learn what to look for on a label and what to stay away from.

8.  Simple sugars.  The good, the bad and the ugly.

  • What Napoleon’s favorite drug of choice was.
  • What refined and simple sugars are?
  • Why sugar isn’t good for you.
  • What should never be in the child’s diet. EVER!
  • What sweeteners are the best.

9.  Fruits and vegetables.  The life giving foods.

  • How much fruits and vegetables you really need to be eating and why.
  • What has the best source of alkaline minerals.  What has a calming effect on your body as well as anti-stress properties.  What is a fantastic blood-builder and a great healer.
  • The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 plus.

10.  Water, water, water!

  • Why water is vital to your health, the health of your baby and your pregnancy.
  • How much water you should be drinking daily.
  • 9 reasons why you should drink more water.
  • How to tell if you’re getting enough water.
  • Tricks to help you and your family drink more water.

11.  How much weight should you really be gaining?

  • The ideal amount of weight to gain.
  • Where the weight is distributed to.
  • Fact or myth… now that you’re pregnant you should be eating for two?
  • What really packs on the pounds and not the good kind.
  • What to avoid now that you’re pregnant.
  • 80/20 rule and how that can apply to you.

12.  The benefits of healthy bacteria.  Your baby's microbiome.

  • Why you and your baby need it.
  • What happens if a baby misses out on key points of immune system development.
  • What may prevent preterm labor.
  • Functions of good, healthy bacteria.
  • How to make sure you have a healthy bacterial flora.

 

Each day also comes with one of my Wellness Guides.  

Plus,  I have a Bonus section at the very end of the course with all kinds of goodies.   

For example:

  • I had a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator put together a 1 week meal plan for you.  It's an $800 value that you'll get for free.  
  • You'll learn how to read labels.
  • Money saving tips - smart shopping. 
  • Cleaning House...The Good, The Bad andThe Ugly - The Precautionary Approach - this is all about the stuff you should avoid while pregnant. 
  • Much much more!