Pregnancy is an incredible time and every mother-to-be deserves to enjoy it.
I loved being pregnant. In fact, I never felt better than when I was expecting, but I know dozens of women who certainly didn’t feel the same.
While every pregnant woman has her own story, I personally attribute my vibrant pregnancies to my background in Pre/Post Natal Nutrition. Knowing what a high-quality prenatal nutrition protocol looked like, was invaluable. And now I get to answer pertinent questions that educate expectant mothers on:
- What a prenatal diet looks like and why we need certain essential nutrients
- What happens in the third trimester that can increase a child’s risk of obesity
- Why not all prenatal multivitamins are created equal
- How pregnancy related symptoms can be prevented or alleviated through food
- How to prevent a high-risk pregnancy
In my experience, most women who suffer from pregnancy related symptoms but feel like they just had to ‘ride the waves’ until it was over. But I’ll let you in on a little secret, pregnancy doesn’t have to be all about nausea, heart burn, fatigue, and swelling. It can be a happy, energetic, glowing, and amazing time.
Your prenatal diet is such a valuable resource for boosting energy levels, mood, and mental acuity, all while reducing heartburn, nausea, high blood pressure and the risk of postnatal depression. The right nutrients can also prevent or even turn around a high-risk pregnancy. If there was ever a time to eat right, it’s now and the earlier you start (even preconception) is better. You are creating a masterpiece and like anything else you make; you need the right materials.
When you’re pregnant, you need adequate supplies of protein, fat, fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Luckily, these are all available from the grocery store so you don’t need to stop off at the local fast food joint. The protein from your food will help to build your baby’s organs (kidneys, liver, lungs, heart), hair, nails, hormones, enzymes and plenty of other important features. Healthy fats from your diet will help to build your baby’s brain and improve your circulation. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals needed for brain, immune and heart function, nerve transmission, digestion, muscle growth and joint support and for just about everything. Your fruits and veggies also contain much-needed fibre that helps the body to eliminate the toxic waste you don’t want circulating in your body.
Even though you are a very capable woman, there is a lot of information on pregnancy out there that you don’t have to figure out on your own! We can help answer your questions and put together a prenatal nutrition plan that’s perfect for you. For the month of June, we are offering a unique Build a BABY package that includes nutrition and personal training sessions, doula consultation, massage services and more. What I love most about this package is that it is so holistic. It truly covers everything, and therefore it will save you loads of time (from surfing the internet looking for answers, and potentially getting incorrect information) as we send our diverse team of educated professionals to work with you in the comfort of your own home! We will be there for you during pregnancy and for those tiresome few days/weeks after the baby is born. You will get lots of support from a great group of women and it offers just about everything that you, the expectant mother, needs to build a strong healthy baby while taking care of yourself too!
I look forward to meeting you!
This post by Team Member: Diane Murphy, Holistic Nutritionist