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Nutrition

Q&A with SPB: Greens





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Fresh, dark green vegetables are rich in vitamins (particularly A and B complex) and minerals, which are necessary to help your body use the protein in other foods. These are also high in folic acid, which is essential for good growth, and which protects against neurological disorders and spina bifida.

Q&A with SPB: Protein

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Two Servings Per Day
 
Protein provides amino acids that are the building blocks of the body. It is important for healthy bones, teeth, muscles, brain, everything! If you find that you are suffering from fatigue, swelling, and/or a lack of appetite, you may not be consuming enough protein.

Q&A with SPB: Eggs


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Eggs: Two per day
The benefits of eggs are many.  You can click HERE for a breakdown of nutrients from A to Zinc.  If you are allergic to eggs, that post list alternatives for getting those nutrients through other foods.  Also listed below are two links to learn more about LUTEIN and CHOLINE, two nutrients found in eggs that are super-important for that ever-developing baby brain.

Nutrition Focus: Dairy

This week's nutrition focus: DAIRY

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Dairy: Four serving per day
The main goal for consuming four servings of protein per day is to add calcium for your Sweet Pea's bone development and protein for Sweet Pea's brain building to your diet. “Good” dairy choices include greek yogurt and organic cheeses.

Pregnancy Nutrition Kick-Off!

Welcome back!! So happy to kick of 2016 with our Pregnancy Nutrition Series on the blog and the VLOG!!

This is an invitation to join me on our social media platforms for daily inspiration.  I am not selling you anything...and I hope to inspire you to try new recipes and buy healthy, whole food for you and your Sweet Pea's nourishment <3

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To Eat or Not To Eat…

To eat or not to eat…Thatwasthe question for families planning a hospital birth.  When you are laboring at home or a birth center, you have the freedom to eat as your appetite dictates.  If you choose to have a hospital birth, you are at the mercy of your doctor’s orders and the nurse’s interpretation of the hospital protocol.  

We love it when science catches up to Dr. Bradley.  Anecdotally, we could tell students that it was safer to eat before/during labor since anesthesia has changed from the days of "knock'em out, drag 'em out" birth, as Dr.

Q&A with SPB: Healthy Pregnancy

Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson
Question: What can I do to have a healthy pregnancy?

Answer: A lot, actually! Come to Saturday's class to learn more about what any mom can do to lay the foundation for their Sweet Pea to have a healthy start in life.

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We are excited to announce another Healthy Pregnancy Classes at Modern Mommy Boutique this month!  It is a two-hour class designed to introduce the basics of having a healthy, low-risk pregnancy that is best for mom and best for Sweet Pea.

Nutrition: Snack Ideas

When it comes to pregnancy, we are passionate about helping families achieve a nutritious, whole food, balanced diet.  We serve a snack at every class, adn try to use it as an opportunity to model healthy snack choices.  Of course, you have to factor in pregnancy cravings, so we also try to include a little treat for the sweet tooth.  We also try to avoid foods our students have aversions to by passing out an info sheet on the first or second class so we know what *not* to buy when we are doing our grocery shopping.

Bonus Class: Healthy Habits

We were happy to welcome Dr. Ross back to our class this week.  Every session, we offer a bonus class with him so he can share his perspective on having a healthy pregnancy from a physical, chemical and emotional standpoint.  He also share information about chiropractic care for pregnancy, postpartum, and the newborn.  The last portion of class is dedicated to teaching techniques that may be helpful if the couple experiences back labor.  It is a full and awesome class!
 
Today I am sharing a couple of segments as they relate to the physical aspect: nutrition.

Inside Look: CredibleCravings

Nutrition information + Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson



I got to sample CredibleCravings at the Club MomMe event I attended in June 2014.  I wish these had been around when I was growing Sweet Peas - green, clean *and* yummy!!

While we try to eat whole food as much as possible, life happens! When you need a snack on the run, these may be just the thing you are looking for.  These are great for the diaper bag, and for hungry siblings who are always looking for a snack!

Here are some of the things that Stephanie Baker, Founder of CredibleCravings, shared with me so that I could offer some information about her delicious products to our students and readers:
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