Equipping Women Before, During & After Pregnancy
It takes nine months to grow a baby and 18 years to raise a child, yet most moms spend the majority of their time during pregnancy preparing only for their baby's delivery.
Each year thousands of women face complications during pregnancy and/or delivery due to a lack of knowledge about proper prenatal care. Good health for mother and baby begins before conception and continues well after delivery. L.E.A.N. Expectations workshops provide pregnant and nursing mothers with current education, resources and strategies in the four areas of health: Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition.
These two-hour workshops provide an opportunity for expecting and nursing women to connect and build relationships with others while learning practical ways to positively impact the health of both mother and baby before, during and after pregnancy. Workshops were developed by Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears, RN-authors of The Pregnancy Book, The Birth Book, The Breastfeeding Book and The Baby Book.
Preparing Your Body for a Healthy Pregnancy
Growing a baby is a wonderful privilege and responsibility. Decisions you make before, during and after pregnancy have a direct impact on you and your baby's health now and in the future. You can give your baby the best possible place to grow and develop during these critical months when you learn:
- What to avoid - as well as what to begin - during your pregnancy
- How to prepare your body for birth
- Exercises to help speed up your recovery process
- Environmental hazards to avoid
- How to cope with and reduce stress on the baby in utero
The strategies you will learn in this class will help you create and maintain a healthy, satisfying lifestyle throughout your pregnancy and after delivery.
Food and Your Pregnancy
Each year 875,000 women will experience a pregnancy complication. Many of these complications can be avoided through proper nutrition. You are what you eat, and, more importantly, so is your baby! Avoid being a pregnancy complication statistic and give your baby a healthy start. Come learn:
- Why what you eat matters
- How much weight gain is normal and healthy
- What extra nutrients and supplement you need
- How to manage cravings
- Eating solutions for pregnancy sickness
In addition, know what nutrients your body and your baby need to create a healthy, satisfying lifestyle. Don't settle for just taking a generic prenatal vitamin. The strategies you will learn in this class will help you before, during and after pregnancy. Plus, enjoy delicious snacks (recipes included) and the fellowship of other mothers-to-be.
Transitioning From Pregnancy to Motherhood
Have you and your family prepared both mentally and physically for your baby to join the family? Change is inevitable once you bring your new baby home. But, it doesn't have to cause stress! Ease the change by attending this L.E.A.N. Expectations workshop and learning:
- How to create a strong bond with your baby
- Ways to help Dad embrace his new role
- Methods for comforting your baby
- How to get adequate rest
- The importance of proper nutrition while breastfeeding
- A healthy balance of caring for yourself and your family
- How to drop those unwanted pregnancy pounds quickly
Make the transition of bringing your new little one home easier by learning how to talk with your spouse about the upcoming changes, gain confidence in your role as a mother and learn tips from other moms in this interactive group class.
Cost: $30 for a single class or $80 if participant registers for all three classes at the same time. To register for all 3 classes call 720-225-2229.
Materials are provided.