This online course is intended for you future mama!
Whether you are already pregnant, or are thinking about becoming pregnant in the future, this course will provide you with some answers and information on how to navigate this wonderful and transformative time in your life.
Pregnancy brings to the surface many deep and sometimes suppressed feelings. Coupled with the emotional and physical changes that take place during these nine months, it is no wonder that women feel more vulnerable and insecure.
But pregnancy also offers an opportunity for transformation and growth. It invites you to be fully present in your body, to surrender and trust your inner wisdom. It is a catalyst for a personal transformation – after all you will come out of it as a mother and will get to know a whole new part of yourself.
Let this course act as your guide and support during your pregnancy. Its aim is to look at pregnancy from a holistic point of you, which encompasses the physical, emotional and spiritual part of this unique journey.
Pregnancy is the perfect time to take responsibility of your health and lifestyle, as your decisions no longer affect just you, but your unborn baby too. It is your motivation to make the changes you’ve always planned to make, but never fully stuck to them. It invites you to become more mindful, present and loving with yourself.
And as your responsibility proportionally grows with the life inside of you, this course aims to offer you comfort in putting all essential information about your nutrition and lifestyle changes in one place. You will learn how to navigate the physical, emotional and mental changes during this time and which nutrients you need to pay attention to during the different stages of your pregnancy.
On a practical level you can refer to a weekly meal plan for each trimester and recipes for ideas on how to make sure you meet your increased nutritional needs and eat nourishing foods that support both you and baby.
I also hope that this course will offer a different perspective towards pregnancy – one that is more spiritual, loving and gentle towards you as a future mother.
Pregnancy comes with its demands and challenges. What we eat offers the building blocks for our baby and our body. But do you need to eat for two during this time? How much more do you really need to eat and what? In this section we will cover how to eat for two the right way and you will learn how to compose your meals to meet your increased nutrient requirements during these nine months.
Epigenetics and Pregnancy
It is now widely acknowledged that nutrition and other environmental factors before and during pregnancy as well as during infancy in early childhood, influence not only immediate growth and development but also have long term consequences on later health and disease. Find out how your pregnancy experience can alter the gene expression of your unborn baby and what you can do to ensure you turn on the expression of beneficial genes.
Vegetarian and Vegan Pregnancy
Can a vegetarian or vegan diet sustain a healthy pregnancy and baby? You will discover that you can enjoy a healthy pregnancy and baby on these diets, but that they need to be approached with increased awareness and planning. In this section we will cover how to make sure you get enough nutrients on these diets to support your pregnancy and your growing baby and what modifications you need to keep in mind.
Body Image and Weight Gain
Our body will inevitably change during pregnancy. In this section we'll cover how much weight is advisable to gain during the 9 months, and we'll also address some common emotional changes that can come from the changing shape of our body. We'll cover body image, how to soften during this experience and what we need to focus on to enjoy a healthy pregnancy.
Spiritual and Emotional Aspects of Pregnancy
Movement and exercise during pregnancy
Supplements during pregnancy
Meal Plans for Each Trimester
- Putting the theory into practice
- Essential Nutrients for the First Trimester
- 1-Week Meal Plan for the First Trimester
- Essential Nutrients for the Second Trimester
- Dealing with Gestational Diabetes
- 1-Week Meal Plan for the Second Trimester
- Essential Nutrients for the Third Trimester
- 1-Week Meal Plan for the Third Trimester