Pregnancy

Nutritional Consults are held at Full Circle Women’s Health, Harrison, NY, Nyack Fitness in Nyack, NY, Hudson Valley Functional Medicine in Valley Cottage, NY, or over phone/Facetime.

I often hear from my pregnant clients that they are having issues with fatigue, nausea, pain, and irritability. Some women are very fearful of birth and parenting. And others have more serious issues such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia. And to top if off, many women come to me confused about the right way of eating. There are so many conflicting reports out there about the “right way to eat”.

I think it is very important for women to understand that these issues are all related to nutrition and that each person’s nutritional needs are somewhat unique. Through my training and experience I have found ways to alleviate a lot of this suffering. And I start by helping women understand their body’s unique needs.

In my practice I work with many women who are looking to maximize their health. They are suffering from the typical issues of fatigue, nausea, and moodiness but they are still relatively healthy. And they are always pleasantly surprised to find out that food is a very powerful medium for alleviating these discomforts. These women are often able to avoid many of the common illnesses that set in after one or more children. These include: Hashimoto’s or Grave’s Disease, type 2 diabetes, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and adrenal fatigue.

Some women come to me already facing more challenging issues such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, or past episodes of postpartum depression. In these cases, food is used as medicine and we also dig deep to find the root causes of these issues. This involves some lab testing and individualized healing practices such as supporting healthy gut, thyroid, and adrenal function.

Consultation Programs:

Basic Consultation

This type of consultation is on an hourly basis and conducted in person, over the phone, or skype.

We will go over current dietary and lifestyle habits and I will make nutritional recommendations based on the total picture. All nutritional interpretations are highly individualized.

Use this type of consultation to focus on improving dietary habits, building overall health, or to get advice on a specific health issue.

Sessions are $100 per hour

“Nutrition for Each Trimester Prenatal Package”

Have your best pregnancy ever with this personalized diet plan and ongoing consulting. This program is for those who would like guidance on achieving an excellent level of health throughout pregnancy. Together we will determine your unique biochemical needs and devise a style of eating that is right for you. Follow-up visits will be dedicated to tweaking and adjusting recommendations according to your changing needs.

“Nutrition for Each Trimester Prenatal Package”: 3 Consults for $250

Use this program to maximize your health when it matters most!

Methylated Mama & Optimal Flora Consults

Methylated Mama consults are dedicated to reviewing methylation status of mother (and father if desired) and optimizing methylation function. We can look at the basic MTHFR SNP or you can have your 23andMe report analyzed. During these consults, we will also go over how to optimize mama’s micro biome (intestinal flora). There is a lot of research showing that the mother’s flora has a direct impact on her health during pregnancy but also the baby’s health (see research links below).

Methylated Mama Consults: $125 per hour for consult and (optional) $150 for 23andMe interpretative report. 

See more details about genetic SNP testing and analysis here.

Nutritional Consults are held at Full Circle Women’s Health, Harrison, NY, Nyack Fitness in Nyack, NY, Hudson Valley Functional Medicine in Valley Cottage, NY, or over phone/Facetime.

1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26035769

Antenatal Microbiome: Potential Contributor to Fetal Programming and Establishment of the Microbiome in Offspring.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25242582

The human microbiome and the great obstetrical syndromes: a new frontier in maternal-fetal medicine.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26424001Maternal exposure to GOS/inulin mixture prevents food allergies and promotes tolerance in offspring in mice.

2 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23161352

The role of microbial communities in parturition: is there evidence of association with preterm birth and perinatal morbidity and mortality?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25613564

Intestinal dysbiosis: an emerging cause of pregnancy complications?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4289016/

Maternal influences on fetal microbial colonization and immune development

3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4289016/

Maternal influences on fetal microbial colonization and immune development

4 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25316066 The vaginal microbiome, vaginal anti-microbial defence mechanisms and the clinical challenge of reducing infection-related preterm birth.

5.   http://jn.nutrition.org/content/142/11/1921.long

Can Nutritional Modulation of Maternal Intestinal Microbiota Influence the Development of the Infant Gastrointestinal Tract?

6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25557210

The preterm placental microbiome varies in association with excess maternal gestational weight gain.

7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25469564  Combined effects of prenatal medication use and delivery type are associated with eczema at age 2 years.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16297144

Caesarean section delivery and the risk of allergic disorders in childhood.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15499049

Caesarean section and gastrointestinal symptoms, atopic dermatitis, and sensitisation during the first year of life.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22836031

The human milk microbiome changes over lactation and is shaped by maternal weight and mode of delivery.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26412384

Impact of maternal intrapartum antibiotics, method of birth and breastfeeding on gut microbiota during the first year of life: a prospective cohort study.

8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25638481

Maternal prenatal stress is associated with the infant intestinal microbiota.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24875898

Mechanisms underlying the effects of prenatal psychosocial stress on child outcomes: beyond the HPA axis.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22836031

The human milk microbiome changes over lactation and is shaped by maternal weight and mode of delivery.

9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25398206

Probiotics and pregnancy. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26232126

Impact of maternal intrapartum antibiotics, method of birth and breastfeeding on gut microbiota during the first year of life: a prospective cohort study.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22441545

Probiotics supplementation during pregnancy or infancy for the prevention of atopic dermatitis: a meta-analysis.

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