Ashley’s Story – Final Blog.

IT’S A GIRL!

Ashley’s baby is now just over eight weeks old and doing amazing!  She is your typical healthy baby, pooping, sleeping and eating.  Repeat!  I am happy to report that Ashley and baby are exclusively breastfeeding, which is so important.

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Please no offense to the formula feeding moms out there, but understand where I am coming from when it comes to breastmilk.  It is just the best possible source of nutrition for any baby.  Period.  Plus, it’s good for mom too!  I will not list all the health benefits of breastfeeding, but if you would like to know more, CLICK HERE.

If a new mom is struggling with breastfeeding, I highly recommend seeking professional help.  The nurses at the hospital and my midwives were amazing for me when I had my baby.  There are also lactation consultants, and support groups such as La Leche League.  And guess what else?  Nutrition plays a big role!

When it comes to diet during lactation, it’s important to eat about 2,800 calories per day with at least 65 grams of protein and 3 litres of water*.

*This is an estimate and individual needs may vary.

Ashley is a contest winner who won my ‘Biggest Contest Ever’.  This blog post is my final update on Ashley.

To read Ashley’s full story, CLICK HERE.

*Every individual is unique and will have different nutritional needs. The recommendations I make for Ashley may or may not benefit other women who have similar experiences. The nutritional advice given to Ashley is based on a specific, detailed health and lifestyle assessment. They will not apply to every woman. If you are interested in a personal assessment for yourself, please send an e-mail to karen@natureprenatal.com.

Ashley’s assessments and recommendations are much more detailed than what is in this blog post. Here, I am sharing her most important issues and some random topics. The information that is shared between us is extensive and continual.

In my last blog update on Ashley, I mentioned that things don’t always go as planned.  This is true for everything in pregnancy, including labour and delivery.  Ashley’s baby was born via c-section.  This is not an ideal situation, but it was necessary.  There are many health benefits to the baby and mom from a vaginal delivery, but when complications arise, the only thing that matters is the health of baby and mom.  In Ashley’s case, she and baby are both doing great!

I’d like to thank Ashley for this touching testimonial:

Karen is amazing to work with. She made me feel comfortable the moment I started working with her. Right away, she made me much healthier with all her food recommendations, lifestyle change and overall life outlook. Anytime I had a question, she was quick to answer and always had a response. This pregnancy went by super fast and I owe a lot of the positivity, overall health well being to Karen. I highly recommend her service/assistance through this special journey and milestone in your life. Thank you Karen!

I am so happy for Ashley and her family!  I would like to wish them all the best for a happy and healthy future together!  Thank you for sharing your prenatal journey with myself and my readers.

Sincerely,
Karen.

PS.  I have started working with Rosalyn, who is my current contest winner.  I will be writing an introductory blog for her story very soon.  If you would like to be notified when I do CLICK HERE to join my email list.  As an added bonus, I will send you my free offer, “7 Simple Steps to Achieving a Healthy Pregnancy and Happy Baby.”

PPS  If you are currently trying to get pregnant, and would like to work with me, you still have time to join my online program, “How to Make a Baby in 90 Days.”  We start July 17!  CLICK HERE  for all the details or send an email to karen@natureprenatal.com to request a free 15 minute consultation.

 

90 Day Online Preconception Program

“How to Make a Baby in 90 Days!”

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UPDATE:  THIS PROGRAM WILL BE OFFERED AGAIN IN FALL OF 2016.  Register now or sign up for my email list HERE to be notified when it starts.

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START DATE:  July 10, 2016  July 17, 2016.

7 years ago I was trying to get pregnant.  I will never forget that summer.  I drank non-alcoholic beer at barbeque’s and charted my temperature every day.  Each month brought new hope that I would have that baby growing inside of me.  I could not wait to meet her!

Now, here I am and I am blessed with the most precious, beautiful and healthy daughter I could ever have imagined!  She brings me joy every single day.

I have no doubt that the foods I ate before and during pregnancy played a big part in her overall health today.   I know which foods will benefit a growing fetus, by providing it with all the necessary nutrients for growth and development.  And which foods can cause harm.  I have spent the last 3 years helping women achieve their own healthy pregnancies and happy babies.  Some came to me with fertility challenges such as irregular periods, hormonal imbalances, PCOS, thyroid imbalances and more.  Some women simply wanted to learn more about holistic nutrition and how they can provide the best possible environment for their unborn baby.  I have researched and learned all about prenatal holistic nutrition so that I could pass this information on to you now.

I can not recommend Karen’s prenatal services enough! She is knowledegable as well as kind and easy to talk to.

Karen helped me to learn how much food choices impact my overall health and relate to certain pregnancy symptoms. Our discussions inspired me to get back on track with healthy eating habits. I felt healthy and energized throughout my pregnancy and was happy knowing that I was making informed healthy choices for myself and my growing baby.

Every question I asked was responded to promptly with evidence based resources. I always felt confident in Karen’s recommendations and appreciated that they were realistic suggestions that I could work into my busy life.

I am grateful for Karen’s support throughout my pregnancy and I wouldn’t hesitate to use her services during any future pregnancies.

Melissa, Ontario

If you are currently trying to get pregnant, I hope you will join this group, and let me help you make the best nutrition choices for you and your baby.

 Includes:

  • A full nutrition and lifestyle assessment.  This may uncover imbalances that are currently hindering your chances of conception.
  • Weekly challenges that will increase fertility and overall health.
  • A holistic guide to nutrition and pregnancy from preconception to postpartum.
  • 13+ recipes featuring foods that will support hormonal health, fertility and pregnancy.
  • Unlimited online support for the length of the program (90 days).

Space is limited! Early bird price of only $180 in effect until July 1, 2016. Regular price $199.

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I used Karen’s services when I was trying to conceive, and she was able to give me many helpful tips to boost my fertility. Not too long after implementing some of the changes that she suggested, I was pregnant. In addition, Karen suggested dietary changes during pregnancy, and sent me some very helpful suggestions when I was struggling with low milk supply postpartum. I would definitely recommend Karen to any woman who wanted to make some holistic dietary changes while trying to conceive, while pregnant, and when breastfeeding.

Bethany (doula), Brandon, MB

To read more about Bethany, CLICK HERE

 

 

NEW!  90 DAY ONLINE PRECONCEPTION PROGRAM

“How to Make a Baby in 90 Days!”

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

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START DATE:  May 24, 2015.  June 14, 2015.

 Includes:

  • A full nutrition and lifestyle assessment.  This may uncover imbalances that are currently hindering your chances of conception.
  • Weekly challenges that will increase fertility and overall health.
  • A holistic guide to nutrition and pregnancy from preconception to postpartum.
  • 13+ recipes featuring foods that will support hormonal health and fertility.
  • Unlimited online support for the length of the program (90 days).

Space is limited. Early bird price of only $180 in effect until May 10, 2015 June 7, 2015. Regular price $199.

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I can not recommend Karen’s prenatal services enough! She is knowledegable as well as kind and easy to talk to.

Karen helped me to learn how much food choices impact my overall health and relate to certain pregnancy symptoms. Our discussions inspired me to get back on track with healthy eating habits. I felt healthy and energized throughout my pregnancy and was happy knowing that I was making informed healthy choices for myself and my growing baby.

Every question I asked was responded to promptly with evidence based resources. I always felt confident in Karen’s recommendations and appreciated that they were realistic suggestions that I could work into my busy life.

I am grateful for Karen’s support throughout my pregnancy and I wouldn’t hesitate to use her services during any future pregnancies.

“Melissa”, Ontario

 

Nature Prenatal is having a second birthday!

Holistic Nutritionist Ottawa

Me and my baby a few short years ago.

Two years.  This is how long I have been working my dream job.  This is how long Nature Prenatal has existed.  It’s not a baby anymore.  Two years can go by very quickly.  If you have a child you know what I mean.  And if you don’t, let me explain.  One day they are these tiny, delicate beings that are totally and completely dependent on you.  The next thing you know you are sending them off to school, into the real world.  Babies don’t stay babies.

As for Nature Prenatal, let me explain what has been happening and my plans for 2015.  I have created a free offer, “You and Your Baby:  7 Simple Steps to Achieving a Healthy Pregnancy and Happy Baby.”  You can grab that now right HERE!  I have also created a second free offer, “5 Easy Steps to Gently Lose Unwanted Pounds.”  Grab that offer right HERE!

I am working with a group of women right now in my online program “Eat Right, Look Great, Feel Awesome!”  This is my longest running program and I will open it up again in the fall.  My other group program, “How to Make a Baby in 90 Days” will be starting in the spring.  I have created a brand new sleep challenge that is yet to be announced.  I wanted to create a program that focuses on getting better quality sleep because it’s become apparent to me that many women are sleep deprived.  My sleep challenge will be starting very soon!    Contact me if you would like to be placed on my waiting list for any of these group programs.

I’m excited to announce that my services are now covered by a few insurance companies!  This is very promising that the insurance world is starting to recognize holistic nutrition as a vital component of health care.  The insurance companies that currently provide coverage are Industrial Alliance, Claim Secure, DiBrina Sure and 321 Well.

Did you know I sell quality health products through my online dispensary?  Vitamins and supplements are a great way to boost nutrient intake and improve your health.  However, not everyone should take the same products.  I provide individual supplement consulting with all of my clients.  You can visit my online store HERE.

I am super excited to now provide DNA genetic testing with Nutrigenomix!  Nutrigenomics is the study of how Nutrigenomix Photo for websiteindividual genetic variation affects a person’s response to nutrients and impacts the risk of nutrition-related chronic diseases.  I have two tests available.  One is for gluten intolerance and the other is how your body responds to vitamin C, folate, whole grains, omega-3 fat, saturated fat, sodium and caffeine.  Basically, depending on your genes your body will have a different reaction to these food groups.  For more information on Nutrigenomix, go HERE.

This past summer I got personal and shared my own weight loss story with you.  I posted real time videos to YouTube (which was actually quite terrifying for me!) and wrote in my blog about the process.  I didn’t lose as much as I hoped, and I have accepted that.  The truth is, I am still not at my pre-pregnancy weight and I’m still working on it.  You can find my YouTube videos HERE, and read the blog posts HERE.

I am currently working with a contest winner who has won my Biggest Contest Ever.  She is in her final weeks of pregnancy and doing very well.  I have held this contest twice and I’m happy to announce that I will be doing it again this summer!  It’s open to any women who are actively trying to conceive or in their first trimester of pregnancy.  In exchange for free nutrition and prenatal coaching the winner is featured in my blog as I share her prenatal story with you.  For more information on the contest go HERE.  Contact me if you would like to be notified when I open registration in the summer.

I have added a Recipe page to my website HERE.  I am building on my recipe list with recipes that I post to my blog.  Please let me know if you try or have tried any of my recipes and how you like them!

I have also added a Deal of the Month page to my website HERE.

Are we connected on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter?  Please click on the links to follow me.

I think this pretty much sums up my past year and plans I have for 2015.

Of course, you never know what the future may hold!

XO

Karen.

How to Make a Baby in 90 Days!

NEW!  90 DAY ONLINE PRECONCEPTION PROGRAM

“How to Make a Baby in 90 Days!”

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  Contact me to be placed on the waiting list.    

START DATE:  December 1, 2014

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Be one of the first six people to register and receive a FREE FOLLOW-UP VISIT to be used at a later date.

Includes:

  • A full nutrition and lifestyle assessment.  This may uncover imbalances that are currently hindering your chances of conception.
  • Weekly challenges that will increase fertility and overall health.
  • A holistic guide to nutrition and pregnancy from preconception to postpartum.
  • 13+ recipes featuring foods that will support hormonal health and fertility.
  • Unlimited online support for the length of the program (90 days).

Space is limited.  Register HERE.

Early bird price of only $180 in effect until November 23, 2014

Regular price $199











How to Make a Baby in 90 Days

Are you currently trying to get pregnant?  Do you want to give your future baby the best start in life, providing he or she with all of the necessary nutrients for healthy growth and development?  Do you want to reduce your risk of gestational diabetes or excessive weight gain?  If you said yes to any of these questions, I have the program for you!  Right now, I am accepting registrations for my online group program, “How to Make a Baby in 90 Days.”  The foods you eat and lifestyle choices you make now can affect the health of yourself and your future baby.  I will guide you along your prenatal journey every step of the way, providing continual online and group support.  Join other women, just like you to share your struggles and success stories.  This is an exciting time in your life, and I want to help you achieve good health for both yourself and your future baby.

The first six people to register will also receive a FREE FOLLOW-UP VISIT ($49 value) to be used at a later date.

Right now I am also accepting entries for my Biggest Contest Ever!  If you like, you may register now for the online program and I will hold your payment until a contest winner is announced.  Just be sure to also enter the contest HERE.  If you win the Biggest Contest Ever, you may join this group program absolutely free!

NEW!  90 DAY ONLINE PRECONCEPTION PROGRAM

“How to Make a Baby in 90 Days!” – $140

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  START DATE:  AUGUST 17, 2014

Here is what you will receive:

  • A full nutrition and lifestyle assessment.  This may uncover imbalances that are currently hindering your chances of conception.
  • Weekly challenges that will increase fertility and overall health.
  • A holistic guide to nutrition and pregnancy from preconception to postpartum.
  • 13+ recipes featuring foods that will support hormonal health and fertility.
  • Unlimited online support for the length of the program (90 days).

Space is limited.  Register HERE.

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Deal of the Month!

NEW! 90 DAY ONLINE PRECONCEPTION PROGRAM

Register during the month of March and receive a complimentary e-book ‘YOU AND YOUR BABY – A Holistic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy and Happy Baby’!

“How to Make a Baby in 90 Days!” – $149baby

REGISTER HERE.

Here is what you will receive:

  • A full nutrition and lifestyle assessment.  This may uncover imbalances that are currently hindering your chances of conception.
  • Weekly challenges that will increase fertility and overall health.
  • A holistic guide to nutrition and pregnancy from preconception to postpartum.
  • 13+ recipes featuring foods that will support hormonal health and fertility.
  • Unlimited online support for the length of the program (90 days).
Spaces are limited, Register today! 

Deal of the Month!

OCTOBER DEAL OF THE MONTH!

Register for my new online program “HOW TO MAKE A BABY IN 90 DAYS!” and receive a complimentary two week meal plan!

REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY OPEN TO START NOVEMBER, 2013!

Here is what you will receive:

  • A full nutrition and lifestyle assessment.  This may uncover imbalances that are currently hindering your chances of conception.
  • Weekly challenges that will increase fertility and overall health.
  • A holistic guide to nutrition and pregnancy from preconception to postpartum.
  • 13+ recipes featuring foods that will support hormonal health and fertility.
  • Unlimited online support for the length of the program (90 days).
Spaces are limited!  To register, please visit this page.

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