Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Lowdown on Pregnancy & Nutrition

As a doula, I want to support your family on your journey to the birth that you envision for yourself. I also know the importance of preparation during pregnancy in helping you achieve your ideal birth. This has lead me to find services that I can offer to help you before labor even starts. I am so excited to announce that I am in the process of studying nutrition and pregnancy through Birth Arts International.
Since having my boys, I have made drastic changes in my family's diet. I can attest to the drastic changes you will see when you start eating for health. This has also helped draw me to nutrition. Pregnancy is a really important time to start and maintain optimal nutrition. It is crucial to be mindful throughout your pregnancy and this includes what you put in your body. By staying mindful of what you eat and the purpose it serves you and your growing baby, you can stay connected to the end goal; starting your relationship off with your new baby, healthy and happy.
When nutrition is neglected, the body is neglected. It takes a lot of energy and strength to create and nourish a baby properly. By ensuring your body is equipped with the right fuel you could decrease your chance of complications in both pregnancy and labor. And you are ensuring that your baby is getting the healthiest start possible.  
After my training, I will be able to offer clients basic nutrition advise and where to lead them if the help needed is outside of my scope of practice. My main goal is to help families get off on a healthy start and continue these practices long after their baby is born.