Biggest Contest Ever!

IT’S BACK!

I am very excited to announce that I have opened registration for my BIGGEST CONTEST EVER!  One woman who is either currently pregnant (in her first trimester) or actively trying to conceive will be drawn to win FREE nutrition and lifestyle coaching throughout her entire prenatal journey!

All assessments and updates may be done online or in person.  This contest is open to all women in any province within Canada.

Are you wondering, what’s the catch?  The winner will be featured regularly on my blog.  To maintain confidentiality, names will be changed.  If you have any concerns about privacy, please let me know.  You may call me at 613-854-9848 or send an e-mail to karen@natureprenatal.com.

Past winners of my Biggest Contest Ever are ‘Melissa‘, ‘Denise‘ and ‘Colleen‘.  You can click on their names to read their stories.

A winner will be announced Sunday, May 31, 2015.

RULES:

You must be within your first trimester of pregnancy, or actively trying to conceive.

You must complete an initial assessment, either online or in person, and send in monthly updates.

You must reside within Canada.

Click here for the contest entry form.  Good luck!

I can not recommend Karen’s prenatal services enough! She is knowledgable 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.

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Melissa’s Story

Melissa could have her baby any day now!  She is officially 38 weeks today.  If you’re new to my blog, let me give you a brief update.  Melissa is a contest winner who has won free nutrition and prenatal coaching in exchange for sharing her prenatal story.  I have been updating this blog monthly with pregnancy symptoms and concerns that she has been experiencing and recommendations I have made to address them.  If you would like to read her complete story, click on ‘Melissa’s story’ in the blog cloud to the right.  Or, go HERE.

Melissa has experienced a very healthy pregnancy so far, although she has recently reached a point of considerable discomfort.  It’s the same feeling I’m sure every pregnant woman gets just before the baby makes his or her grand appearance.  It’s nearly impossible to roll over in bed, tie your shoes or walk a flight of stairs.  Of course, every woman is different, and some may achieve these goals with more ease than others.  But, I think it’s fair to say that at the 38 week mark, most pregnant women feel done with pregnancy.

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

Melissa’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.

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Melissa’s baby bump at 38 weeks

If you read my last update on Melissa, you may remember she was experiencing dry skin.  Since then she has become aware of her water intake and she now makes a conscious effort to bring water bottles with her when she leaves the house.  It is recommended during pregnancy to drink about 3 litres of water per day.  Melissa is drinking more water now and she has noticed a significant improvement in her skin!

Melissa plans to have a home birth.  She does not have a formal birth plan, but she knows that her midwife will avoid any unnecessary interventions, delay cord clamping and encourage immediate skin to skin contact.  I am happy to see that skin to skin contact has become a normal practice not only at home births but also in hospitals because of the wonderful health benefits it provides.  It regulates the baby’s temperature and breathing, it encourages a good start to breastfeeding, it enhances the bonding between mother and baby and it strengthens the baby’s immune system by transferring good bacteria from mom to baby.  These are just a few of the reasons skin to skin is so amazing!

My next update will be in April.  If you wish to be notified, please leave a message or send me an e-mail.

I wish Melissa all the best for a beautiful birthing experience and happy, healthy baby!

Deal of the Month!

NOVEMBER 2014 DEAL OF THE MONTH!

PURCHASE A PRENATAL PACKAGE AND RECEIVE A $20 CREDIT TOWARDS NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS.Health Wave

This includes supplements and vitamins from quality top brand names such as Thorne, Genestra, Pure Encapsulations, Natural Factors and more.

PRENATAL PLAN – $160

Are you pregnant right now!? This is where you want to start! We will begin a plan immediately that provides your growing baby with all the necessary nutrients he or she needs to thrive. It includes a detailed nutrition and lifestyle assessment during pregnancy and one follow-up visit after you’ve had your baby. During a follow-up visit we will discuss what you have done so far, what concerns you have at the moment, and ways to optimize nutrition for your current situation. Ideally this follow-up visit would occur during the first 6 months after giving birth. However, each person is unique. I will work with you on an individual basis to decide the best time for your follow-up visit.

 

 

 




OPEN HOUSE

FREE EVENT!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Optimal Health Centre

3 – 2884 Rue Chamberland Street, Rockland, ON

613-446-2468

Come and meet the healthcare practitioners dedicated to the health of pregnancy, birth and babies  in the Rockland and Orleans area.    Learn about prenatal nutrition, chiropractic care, massage therapy, HypnoBirthing, doula and prenatal classes that are  available. We also offer a FREE oral homeopathic flu immunisation that day. Please call to book your FREE 10 minutes appointment.

I hope to see you there!

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BIGGEST CONTEST EVER!

UPDATE:  DENISE GAVE BIRTH TO A HEALTHY BABY BOY!

NEW CONTEST DRAW DATE:  Monday, August 11, 2014

ENTRY DEADLINE:  Sunday, August 10, 2014

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I am very excited to announce that I am opening registration for my BIGGEST CONTEST EVER!  One woman who is either currently pregnant (in her first trimester) or actively trying to conceive will be drawn to win FREE nutrition and lifestyle coaching throughout her entire prenatal journey!

All assessments and updates may be done online or in person.  This contest is open to all women in any province within Canada.

Are you wondering, what’s the catch?  The winner will be featured regularly on my blog.  To maintain confidentiality, names will be changed and the winner will not be publically announced.  If you have any concerns about privacy, please let me know.  You may call me at 613-854-9848 or send an e-mail to karen@natureprenatal.com.

I did this last year with ‘Colleen‘ and ‘Denise‘.  You can click on their names to read their stories.

The winner will be drawn once ‘Denise‘ has her baby.  Her due date is August 5, 2014.

RULES:

You must be within your first trimester of pregnancy, or actively trying to conceive.

You must complete an initial assessment, either online or in person, and send in monthly updates.

Permission to blog about your progress is mandatory.

Click here for the contest entry form.  Good luck!

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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YOU AND YOUR BABY: FREE INFORMATION SESSION

YOU AND YOUR BABY:

7 SIMPLE STEPS TO ACHIEVING A HEALTHY PREGNANCY AND HAPPY BABY

FREE INFORMATION SESSION!

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July 17, 2014

7:15 – 8:15 PM

 CENTRE DE SANTE OPTIMALE

3 – 2884 Rue Chamberland Street, Rockland Ontario

613-446-2468

 Topics include:

  • Natural ways to increase fertility.
  • Nutrients essential for pregnancy and fetal development.
  • Natural methods to reduce common pregnancy symptoms.
  • Optimizing quality and quantity of breast milk.
  • Health benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby.
  • Introducing solid foods.
  • Open discussion.

FREE ADMISSION – SPACE IS LIMITED – REGISTER HERE!

 

Deal of the Month!

Book a PRECONCEPTION PLAN or PRENATAL PLAN during the month of April and receive a complimentary 2 week individualized meal plan!

PRECONCEPTION PLAN – $330

Not pregnant yet but trying to conceive or want to start soon? This is the best package for you! We will work on ways to improve your odds of conceiving with natural foods that provide necessary nutrients for fertility and a healthy pregnancy. It includes 2 years of unlimited access to our online forum, a detailed nutrition and lifestyle assessment before you get pregnant, plus two follow-up visits. These visits are important because your needs will change as your body changes. During a follow-up visit we will discuss what you have done so far, what concerns you have at the moment, and ways to optimize nutrition for your current situation. Ideally, these follow-up visits would occur once during pregnancy and once after pregnancy. However, each person is unique. I will work with you on an individual basis to decide the best time for your follow-up visits.

PRENATAL PLAN – $225

Are you pregnant right now!? This is where you want to start! We will begin a plan immediately that provides your growing baby with all the necessary nutrients he or she needs to thrive. It includes one year of unlimited access to our online forum, a detailed nutrition and lifestyle assessment during pregnancy and one follow-up visit after you’ve had your baby. During a follow-up visit we will discuss what you have done so far, what concerns you have at the moment, and ways to optimize nutrition for your current situation. Ideally this follow-up visit would occur during the first 6 months after giving birth. However, each person is unique. I will work with you on an individual basis to decide the best time for your follow-up visit.

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Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre

baby280x100UNFORTUNATELY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADVISED OF THE NEXT AVAILABLE DATE.  THANK YOU.

 

This Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, I will be at the Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre.  This is in connection with their Early Years Centre where I will be giving a presentation on prenatal and infant nutrition.  This is a free event for those who live in the area.  It is a great opportunity to meet me and find out what holistic nutrition is all about.  I would recommend this to anyone who has recently given birth, who is pregnant now and to those women who are planning a pregnancy.  For more information or to register, please contact the Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre at 613-830-4357.  You may also find their community calendar at this link.

YOU AND YOUR BABY: A HOLISTIC GUIDE TO A HEALTHY PREGNANCY AND HAPPY BABYDuring this presentation, I will focus on the three stages of pregnancy from preconception to postpartum.

Preconception: Eat for fertility and to create the best possible environment for your baby.

Pregnancy: What you can do to nourish your growing fetus and increase your chances for a healthy, natural birthing experience. Which nutrients are essential for fetal development. Some common side effects of pregnancy and natural ways to reduce or relieve them.

Your Baby: The importance of breastfeeding and how to increase the quantity and quality of breast milk. Introducing solid foods to your baby.

Welcome to My Blog

babyHello and welcome to my blog! I can’t tell you how excited I am to launch Nature Prenatal! I hope to get to know many women and share their journeys with them as they experience pregnancy and becoming a mother. I have been busy preparing for my grand opening! I have three presentations scheduled for this month. The first will be Wednesday, March 7 at the Ottawa Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC). In recognition of International Women’s Day, I will be at the MFRC to talk about SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) otherwise known as the “winter blues” and how nutrition can help. This presentation is for military members and their families. For more information, you may contact the MFRC at 613-998-4888. On March 21 I will be giving a presentation with Momstown Ottawa Belly Chats and on March 25 with Momstown Ottawa Baby Basics. Details for these presentations will be available soon. You may also visit Momstown Ottawa at www.ottawa.momstown.ca. If you would like to schedule a presentation, please contact me to discuss your options. If you would like to be advised of upcoming presentations and events, you may sign up for my e-mail list to the right in the sidebar of this page. You can also follow me on Twitter, or friend me on Facebook. I am very excited about the online forum that you can join for FREE for one month! Why not try it out and see for yourself what exactly holistic nutrition is all about and how it can help you with your plans to have a baby! If there is anything you’d like to see on my blog, let me know by sending me an e-mail. I would love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like my site!

Sincerely,
Karen