Women have been having babies since the beginning of time.
So why does it feel so complicated now?
Congratulations! You’re pregnant, or have made the decision to conceive. You care about your health, and want your pregnancy to be happy, healthy, and stress-free. So you start to research exactly how to do that … and immediately realize knowing what you need to do to have a healthy pregnancy is much easier said than done.
We know how it feels to read all the books, Google all the experts, scroll through forums late into the night and still feel like you don’t know how to have a truly healthy pregnancy. The conflicting information is overwhelming, intimidating, and in some cases, downright terrifying.
While conducting research during our own pregnancies, we realized that there simply wasn’t a program for women like us, who believe in whole food nutrition, nurturing self-care, and community connection, while understanding that balance is necessary, and perfection is not. We couldn’t find a single comprehensive resource that didn’t scare us, judge us, or bully us into believing that no matter what we did, we weren’t taking good enough care of ourselves or our babies. So, we created one.
In Healthy Mama, Happy Baby we’ve compiled current research, best practices from doctors and midwives, feedback from our clients, and our own pregnancy experiences to bring you a comprehensive virtual pregnancy handbook designed to help you have a pregnancy that fits your definition of healthy.
And now, we’ll answer the question we know you’re thinking.
We do want to help you determine how the basic principles of the Whole30 program can support your healthy, happy pregnancy through every stage. This may mean doing a full Whole30 at some point during your pregnancy, or doing a shorter reset, or following your own food freedom plan without doing a strict reset at all. But the Healthy Mama, Happy Baby program is about so much more than food.
The HMHB virtual pregnancy handbook features more than 20 videos on the topics that matter to you, like:
- Nutrient-dense pregnancy foods, and what you really need to avoid
- Weight gain–how to keep it healthy without stressing
- Preventing common pregnancy complications naturally
- Natural birth options at home and in the hospital
- Placenta encapsulation: is this really a thing
- And more, including sleep, alignment and important discussions to have with your partner.
We did the research so that you don’t have to.
After signing into your Healthy Mama, Happy Baby handbook, you’ll have access to our entire collection of short, on-demand videos. Start from the beginning and go all of the way through, or pick and choose the topics that are most important to you right now. Every video is accompanied by a Resource and Action Guide, including helpful printable worksheets, books, podcasts and websites of interest, products we love, and more.
Praise for Healthy Mama, Happy Baby
“I am 7 weeks pregnant with my first baby and hungry for the best info out there. As I started my research, I was quickly overwhelmed with so many options and couldn’t figure out where to start. HMHB was the perfect solution to a well-organized, step-by-step guide. It provided so many wonderful resources but didn’t overwhelm me. I am forever grateful for Stephanie and Melissa’s efforts in creating this program. There is nothing like this out there. Excited for other moms to experience the sense of comfort and confidence I now have with the information I learned and am stilling learning from HMHB.” Dr. Elana Gelman, ND
“The HMHB virtual handbook is a wonderful resource for all mamas and mamas-to-be during such a crucial, confusing and hormonal period of life. Stephanie’s refreshing, evidence-based explanations are easy-to-digest and make all the confusion about the conflicting nutrition and pregnancy advice out there evaporate. Each lesson is also followed by very practical and easy-to-implement actionable steps. Her enthusiasm and passion make you want to hit the grocery store to stock up on healthy foods and get cooking right away! I sincerely believe that this virtual pregnancy handbook will help empower so many mamas to use the power of real food to reach optimal health and keep them, baby and the whole family happy.” Aglaée Jacob, MS, RD, author of Digestive Health with REAL Food, co-host of the Real Food Mamas Podcast and health blogger at RadicataNutrition.com
“HMHB virtual pregnancy handbook is an excellent resource for moms-to-be who are looking for incredible and reputable nutrition advice. Stephanie’s warm and balanced approach to explaining many of the questions women face during pregnancy creates a space where a mom can feel educated and empowered to make the best decision for her health and baby’s. Each video is packed full of valuable information in easy to digest segments with actionable items to get you implementing everything you’ve learned. The HMHB handbook can help you navigate through the endless information to understand how you can best serve your body.” Dr. Jolene Brighten, ND
“The Healthy Mama program is the most comprehensive prenatal program I have seen during my time as a natural childbirth educator and birth advocate. Optimal nutrition in pregnancy is the foundation for a safe and satisfying birth experience, a healthy baby, and a physically and emotionally prepared mama. When expecting women have energy and are comfortable, they are less likely to choose interventions at the end of pregnancy that may increase risks to them and their baby. This program helps parents make healthy and informed decisions for themselves and their babies.” Cori Gentry, BBCI, Certified Natural Childbirth Educator
“As a Certified Professional Midwife, I’m impressed to see all of this great information in one place! Everything you need to know about having a healthy pregnancy is in the Whole30 Healthy Mama, Happy Baby Program. Thank you for creating this amazing program. I’m excited to share it with my clients.” Caroline Cusenza, LM, CPM, midwifecaroline.com
“The information and support found in the Whole30 Healthy Mama, Happy Baby program will guide families through the profound transition of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Our food and movement choices are the foundation to a healthy pregnancy. I spend many hours counseling families on nutrition and exercise, especially as our cultural understanding of pregnancy and birth is decidedly unhealthy (“You can eat for two!”). The information provided in the Healthy Mama, Happy Baby program is what I counsel my families on every day. Further, the program provides a good dose of common sense and encourages critical thinking and choice in your health and health care—one of the cornerstones of midwifery care. It is an excellent guide and companion through your healthy and hopefully, empowered pregnancy, birth and beyond!” Jacqueline Little, LM, CPM, marigoldmidwifery.com