To relieve your stress and help your body and baby without interrupting your routine by optimizing your body’s abilities (growing a baby) through nutrition.
How will this be accomplished?
- By providing meal plans and recipes that are designed specifically to help your particular stage of pregnancy and condition.
- Recipes created from common kitchen items.
- Nutrition will be noted and an explanation given as to how it applies to you and baby.
When we become pregnant, the question is always “What shouldn’t I eat?” because we figure that what we already eat is fine for the baby’s development. After all, we’ve survived this long, right? But the fact of the matter is that we consume a lot of things that are “allowed” but are detrimental to our health; just look at our nation’s health statistics.
We rely so heavily on Western medicine and technology to fix our health issues, but the most important impact to our health is what we consume on a daily basis! Now I’m not here to tell you to become a Vegan or not to take any medication, but I will emphasize food as the vehicle to optimal health!
Doctors tell us what to avoid eating during pregnancy, but hardly, if ever, do they counsel us on what we should eat to optimize our baby’s development and care for our changing bodies. Yes; our bodies are naturally developing a baby without any conscious effort, and we have prenatal vitamins to “take care of” what we lack in our diets, and if the doctor doesn’t bring it up, it’s probably not an issue. Besides, there’s so much more to focus on before the baby gets here. But the truth is that prenatals and other vitamins aren’t as efficient as we give them credit for, and we can effectively use food to help our bodies develop a little human.
Think About This
We take in so many toxins on a daily basis; many of which are out of our control. All of it effects us, be it a kind gesture, abusive language, car pollution, a tasty meal, or whatever. They all factor into our overall health. Because these affect us (both with and without or knowledge), we should ensure that what we can control is positive intakes: that means food! What we eat fuels our bodies and optimizing that gives us the best chance at developing our babies and healing postpartum.
So the mission is in place to positively bring forth life in both you and baby. As mothers we take care of everyone and everything else, but I am here to serve you #CauseMamasGottaEatToo.
In the midst of what was the most hectic time in my life, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in my first pregnancy. I was also in culinary school and had just started baking class! The diagnosis dropped like a bomb. The concern for her health was a hovering storm cloud, and trying to fathom a lifestyle change at that point was beyond overwhelming. Discouraged and confused after leaving the nutritionist’s office, I went home and googled ‘gestationaldiabetes.com’ and ‘gestationaldiabetesdiet.com’. To my surprise, neither site existed. Even more confused, I read a few of the results from a Google search but ended feeling no more informed than before searching.
Fast forward two years, after delivering a healthy baby, and another 13 months later without a gestational diabetes diagnosis, it occurred to me that other moms go through the exact circumstances I faced. Those feelings of wanting to provide for and protect Baby, but feeling overwhelmed and defeated are emotions that probably every gestational diabetes mother undergoes. So, I created The Gestational Diabetic brand to serve the community. It started as an idea for a cookbook and very quickly morphed into a brand that is determined to establish familiarity and trust, address the needs of the community and relieve some of your stress.
All of this just started in April 2018, so I’m working (as much as these two toddlers will let me) to get you relevant content and recipes that look like what you eat every day. There’s a lot on the horizon, so stay tuned!
On the Horizon
The same type of content for women dealing with infertility, PCOS, postpartum and breastfeeding! I’m so excited I can hardly wait!
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