Are you totally overwhelmed by all the well-meaning advice you get when you're pregnant? Not sure how to sift through the piles of books and magazines... not to mention websites and apps full different tips?
Do you try to eat well but feel confused by conflicting guidelines - and struggling because nothing sounds appealing... do you feel guilty because the only thing you want is the "comfort food?"
Maybe you're excited and happy about your pregnancy - but you still find that anxiety and fear pop up in your mind from time-to-time - you still worry that something might go "wrong" and you're not sure what to do about that...
If so, you're not alone. I've had 8 pregnancies of my own... and I've been working with pregnant women for over a decade. Every one of us has had those little (and big) anxieties lurking at the back of our mind... every one of us wants to do everything we can to have a healthy baby. Every one of us wants clear directions on how to eat, how to exercise, how to feel good...
...and how to give your precious baby the best start possible.
Growing a baby is serious business - but it shouldn't be complicated or confusing. Like I said, I've gone through 8 pregnancies (that's 72 months of being pregnant... exactly 6 years!) and one thing I've discovered is that while staying healthy can feel overwhelming, it's really very simple. There are tried-and-true, evidence-based steps that keeps you - and your baby - as healthy as possible.
Unfortunately, those steps aren't being given to most pregnant women because prevention, nutrition, and healthy exercise aren't really understood by most maternity care providers. They're there to "clean up the mess" when complications occur - it's not really even on their horizon to prevent the complications in the first place! There are other problems too, like an international obsession with obesity trickling into maternity care and leaving pregnant women and unborn babies undernourished and at-risk... but I'm getting ahead of myself.
I wanted to put together a simple, step-by-step class to help you enjoy your pregnancy, prepare for a safe birth, and grow a healthy baby. Here's the quick version of what I wanted to bring to you..
Being pregnant is an incredible opportunity - a few months to make a lifetime difference for your baby. But it brings with it a lot of questions:
And of course there are the days you can't even think of a question to ask - what do you do when you feel completely clueless?
I've got good news for you. Your pregnancy can be healthy. You can feel good and enjoy this special time (even if life is busy or stressful). Not only does that benefit you, it really helps your baby.
I'm going to teach you proven, practical ways to have a healthy pregnancy and to handle any aches, pains, or other issues that come up - and I'm going to teach you what you can do to have a safe, joyful birth. Discovering how to do those things adds up to a really big reward, because you get to bring a healthy baby up into your arms (I know, that's the real reason for what you do anyways :) )
Okay back to the beginning for a minute - where you're probably starting from (and cover how we'll get to where you want to be):
I've been there - overwhelmed (and maybe just a little emotional, even if I didn't want to admit it!). I had questions. Lots of them. I saw women close to me go through their pregnancies uncomfortable - and terrified they'd suffer complications.
I heard them explain they were the "unlucky" when their births were filled with complications. Strong women. Women I admired.
Did it have to be that way? Couldn't these women, these movers and shakers do something to have a healthy baby? Shouldn't they be as confident in the delivery room as they were in the boardroom? What hope was there for an ordinary gal like me?
Those questions started years of research that led me to where I am today - over a decade and several babies of my own later. Today I have experience (eight times over). I have knowledge, and confidence.
Most of all, I have the wisdom to know that you have the ability to make a difference for your baby. You can have a healthy pregnancy. You can feel confident (and in control) during birth.
But true wisdom always recognizes there is more to discover - and there are more women to help.
So I've listened to you.
I know you want something that's clear...
Something to show you how to keep your baby healthy
And something to keep you feeling great, too
Something to help you feel like you're informed and as ready as you possibly can be for birth.
And something focused - targeted - to your needs, something that you can go through to make a difference right now, where you are in your pregnancy.
That's why I've put together a complete class. It's focused, clear, and down-to-earth. You'll get a lot out of each week, but it's information you can use, right away, to make a difference for your baby - and yourself.
Think of it as a full class - one that's paced to fit your life and answer your questions.
How it Works
Every week you'll listen to the class and go through the supporting materials. We'll cover important pregnancy and safe natural birth basics, and you'll have a chance to ask me questions.
You'll also get a packet with handouts covering important information. The first packet is waiting for you inside the class area now.
Here's what we'll cover:
You've heard "you are what you eat" - and you realize that your baby is literally made of what you're eating. But how do you know the right things to eat? And what vitamins, minerals, and supplements are right? Are herbs and other natural supplements safe? I'll answer those questions and cover more:
Once you've gotten pregnancy diet down the next thing you think about is the pounds. We're going to be real here - focused on a healthy baby and not on dangerous trends and misconceptions about pregnancy weight gain.
Pregnancy exercise helps you feel good and stay fit - which really helps when it's time to birth your baby. And getting the facts on weight gain during pregnancy means you feel confident - and happy with your beautiful baby belly. We'll go deep (but keep it focused on what fits your life) with these topics and more:
Pregnancy is supposed to a wonderful time where you glow and float around joyfully... but, well, reality says that just doesn't happen. Some days you want to run for the toilet (even though you can hardly get out of bed). Other days you can't move without your joints creaking - when did you turn into your grandma (and aren't those varicose veins supposed to be her problem???)? Plus you worry about using medicines and remedies that worked pre-pregnancy.
We're going to cover how to overcome all of pregnancy's minor discomforts (and banish a few of the major ones, too). Here's a sample of what you'll discover:
Most of us are scared when we think about birth. I've had eight babies, and there are still times when I feel a little scared of the thought of going through childbirth. Something so life-changing may never be "easy" - but you can feel confident and prepared. You can clear out irrational fears, let go of stress, and plan a birth that works with your body and especially with your baby.
And you can do that without guilt - because planning a great birth for you automatically means you're planning the best birth for your baby. Nature designed it that way. Of course, you may need to figure out how to convince the powers-that-be at your chosen birthing place that it's best for baby. And that's where the practical wisdom of the mamas who've gone before you really shines. We'll reap the benefits of their discoveries and uncover more gems of our own:
I've said it before and I'll say it again. A healthy pregnancy is not luck. And it's not really genetics. And, well, it's not really who you choose for your care provider (though the right one can give you better information for sure). A good natural birth isn't luck either - both of these are what you put into them. Now there may truly be times where an accident truly happens. When I broke my arm, I went to the hospital. And sometimes a problem happens with birth and you want to go to the doctor and let them help.
But that's not likely to happen - and most complications will never happen to moms who understand how pregnancy and birth work (and if they do happen, you're confident you made the right choice in getting help - not feeling bullied, abused, or even violated).
Nature designed birth to work - after all, it's got to work for us to be here. Figuring all of that out can be mind-boggling, which is why we're going to get right down to the basics (and build a bit from there):
In the end, pregnancy and birth is about bringing a new person into the world - someone you'll love so fiercely it's hard for you to believe it! How can you make the right choices for your newborn, and does what you do in pregnancy have an impact on breastfeeding and how things go in baby's first few weeks? It does - and we'll cover how with these topics and more:
Sometimes a little push is all you need to get you started with healthy habits, so I've designed a couple of bonuses to help you get the most out of the classes and get you to where you want to be with nourishing your baby:
This plan designed to meet all your pregnancy nutrition needs. Need to go dairy-free? Don't worry, there's a menu for that, too. And if you've grown 10-lb babies in the past, I've got pointers for how to eat for a healthy but smaller 8-lb babe ;)
6-week complimentary access to our live, weekly support call for pregnant mamas. Come with any questions you have about pregnancy or birth (or beyond!). You'll receive a recording of each call in case you can't make it live or want to listen again. You can ask questions via email, chat box, or live on the line! Stream the call online or use your phone. I am here for you!
You'll be able to ask questions every week, but I know that sometimes you just want to share what's going on 1-on-1. So you get a complimentary consultation to talk about anything going on with your pregnancy and birth plans.
Banish overwhelm with this simple checklist to keep you on track for a healthy baby and a great pregnancy.
Do you worry about your blood pressure during pregnancy? This class takes a critical look at the evidence we have on high blood pressure in pregnancy - plus what you can do about it so that you and your baby can make it to term safe and sound. This full-length class is yours when you enroll in Great Pregnancy!
GBS is one of the hottest topics for today's pregnant woman (and her care provider) - but there's still massive confusion about what's best for moms and babies. Again, we dive deep into the evidence and take a critical look at how GBS is handled around the world - and what science says is best. Plus we cover promising natural treatments you can use at home, the pros and cons of antibiotics in labor, and more. The full, detailed class is included in Great Pregnancy.
What's the truth behind Gestational Diabetes? You deserve all the information this huge and controversial topic. Is there really a benefit to drinking a food-coloring-filled sugar drink to tell you if you and your baby are healthy? Are there smarter ways to check for blood sugar problems? And how can you handle the natural insulin resistance of pregnancy through diet? Is it possible to overcome gestational diabetes naturally? Don't miss this complete class!
Click the button below to sign up right now, just $67 for the full class series, all handouts and supplemental materials, PLUS all seven bonuses listed above:
Now here's the thing - this class series is pulled from years of childbirth education lessons, Q&A calls with students, and an estimated $3,500 worth of books, research, and my own education on pregnancy, birth, and baby.
I've sifted through hundreds of hours of training - and even my students have had to go through countless emails, articles, and Q&A calls to get these gems.
Honestly, I think these 6 weeks of classes are going to be worth MORE than the $3,500 in training (and countless hours of effort).
This is focused, powerful information that's been honed and discovered through research and working with real students having real babies (and, of course, my own seven babies).
But in the end, frankly, what matters to me is helping mothers and babies. And how does it help mamas and babies to try and price it like a professional course (or even like just one of my $120 midwifery textbooks!)? It doesn't make sense and it doesn't help you.
Instead, I want to get this into your hands.
So I'm going to make this totally affordable... six weeks of classes, handouts, seven bonuses (including live Q&A and 3 classes on vital topics for the pregnant mama)... for a single one-time payment of just $67 (with lifetime access so you can use this in every pregnancy)
Get my best, most practical, focused, and effective information to have a healthy pregnancy (and ENJOY your pregnancy) and have a safe birth with your healthy baby - just $67 for the entire 6-week series and all 7 bonuses:
I can't wait to "see" you on the support call next week!
Are you sitting on the fence? Wondering if you should jump in for the class series?
Thinking, do I want this information, do I not?
Look, if you've read this entire letter, I believe you do.
You want to grow a healthy baby right?
If so, this is a great first step. This is clear, relevant information that combines my experience, all my research and education, and everything I've learned from helping students into a focused class.
You take care of your baby every day. You birth your baby. It's you.
So this class isn't everything.
It's just the best of the best from Kristen, NaturalBirthandBabyCare.com, and everything I've learned from serving women over the past decade.
Are you ready for my best, and the best of all the mamas who have birthed their babies before you?
Today is your day :)