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The Pregnancy Pod Curriculum

& Sample Schedule

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Nutrition for Pregnancy 101 

  • Essential nutrients for you and your growing babe

  • Foods to eat daily and weekly

  • Importance of hydration and hydration strategies

  • What foods to limit and/or avoid 

  • Navigating prenatal supplements

Recorded video + resources provided at enrollment

Food Strategies, Herbal Remedies, and Lifestyle Medicine for Pregnancy Part 1 

  • Nutritive herbs and daily infusions

  • Nausea and vomiting 

  • Food cravings

  • Heartburn

  • Constipation

  • Fatigue

  • Creating everyday nourishment rituals

Recorded video + resources provided at enrollment

 

Intro to Intuitive Eating and Body Talk

  •  Examining our food beliefs, customs, and traditions

  • Understanding body changes during pregnancy

  • Tuning the inner ear of intuition

  • Embodiment practices for intuitive eating

14th week of pregnancy

Culinary Immersion Workshop – Part 1

  • Strategies for stocking your pregnancy pantry

  • Benefits of batch cooking

  • Recipes for pregnancy and beyond

16th week of pregnancy

Food Strategies, Herbal Remedies, and Lifestyle Medicine for Pregnancy – Part 2

  • Sleep and insomnia

  • Iron deficiency anemia

  • Back pain, headaches, and other physical discomforts

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Gestational diabetes

18th week of pregnancy

Culinary Immersion Workshop – Part 2

  • Recipes for pregnancy and beyond

20th week of pregnancy

Childbirth Education 1

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and childbirth 

    • Cervical dilation

    • Effacement and station

    • Optimal fetal positioning

    • Optimal parent positioning

    • Common discomforts in pregnancy 

  • Creating a birth “plan” and important questions to ask your provider 

  • Choosing your support team 

22nd week of pregnancy

Food Strategies, Herbal Remedies, and Lifestyle Medicine for Labor 

  • Group B Strep

  • What to eat and drink during labor

  • Broths, teas, and electrolyte drinks

  • Nutrition for the first 40 days postpartum

  • Meal trains, meal prep, takeout? Planning for your postpartum meals. 

24th week of pregnancy

Childbirth Education 2

  • Physiological birth

    • Pre-labor

    • Rupture of membranes

    • Stages and phases of labor (plus emotional/physical signs)

    • When to head to place of birth

  • How to measure contractions 

  • Comfort techniques and pain management

    • Expansion, touch, positioning, movement, water, nourishment and so much more

    • Epidural and nitrous oxide 

    • Partners role 

26th week of pregnancy

Food Strategies, Herbal Remedies, and Lifestyle Medicine for Postpartum 

  • Postpartum traditions from around the globe

  • Postpartum healing

  • Breastfeeding and common lactation concerns

  • Mental health and postpartum depression

  • Planning for postpartum nourishment

28th week of pregnancy

 

Childbirth Education 3

  • How to positively navigate medically managed births

    • Inductions

    • Cesarean birth

    • High risk pregnancy 

  • Advocating for yourself or your partner

  • What to pack for the hospital/birthing center

  • Infant feeding basics 

    • First latch

    • Lactogenesis 1-3

    • Common issue, tips, and getting help

    • Formula, donated milk, combo feeding, et

  • Postpartum healing

    • Postpartum body immediately after birth and beyond

    • Postpartum anxiety/depression

    • Postpartum nourishment and care

30th week of pregnancy

Culinary Immersion Workshop – Part 3/Partner Edition

  • Recipes for partners to master for postpartum and beyond

32nd week of pregnancy

Postpartum Support Group 1

  • Birth stories

  • Q+A

2nd week postpartum

Postpartum Support Group 2

  • Birth stories

  • Q+A

6th week postpartum

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