Pregnancy & Motherhood
Becoming pregnant, having a pleasant pregnancy and enjoying the first moments with your baby is not as common as we think. There’s a lot more to it than simply stopping with birth control and bringing a child into the world. Especially in current times, where we take relatively poor care of ourselves, an unfulfilled desire to have children, a difficult pregnancy or challenging motherhood can cause a lot of extra stress – with all kinds of consequences.
Whether you want to have children, have been trying for a while to get pregnant or even if you are currently in an IVF program: nutrition can help you prepare your body for pregnancy. When you book an appointment with me, I will measure your stress and blood values, paying extra attention to the balance of vitamins and minerals in your blood. With the result of these tests I will draft a nutrition plan (with added supplements if needed). This will help us bring your body back into balance, which in turn raises your chances of becoming pregnant.
When you get pregnant, you may experience all kinds of symptoms. Morning sickness, UTI’s, high blood pressure, migraine – not everybody enjoys being pregnant. Being pregnant asks of you to let go of control, give in to nature and taking good care of yourself especially when you don’t feel so great. What do you need to make it through your pregnancy the best way possible and to prepare yourself for the biggest challenge: becoming a mother?
It’s also crucial to know what your baby needs to grow into a healthy little human. Every trimester requires different nutrients for both you and your baby. During the pregnancy I will help you stay as healthy as possible, so your baby can grow. I will also help you prepare for the real work: recovering from the pregnancy and birth.
Recovering after pregnancy
After pregnancy, the real challenge begins. Sleep deprivation, breastfeeding, pain or even postnatal depression can change the promised pink cloud into a dark black one. Instead of enjoying the first moments with your baby, you go into survival mode. We don’t want that!
During your third trimester, I will help you prepare for the time after giving birth. We’ll take a look at all the things you will need to quickly recover physically, including foods you can buy and prepare ahead of time. This will ensure that you can spend all your time and energy enjoying your new-born baby without losing sight of your own needs.
"A very clear evening about nutrition during and after your pregnancy. Lots of good tips and ideas to reduce certain ailments. I am very happy that I went and I am now trying to incorporate the tips into my diet."
"I found Sharon's nutrition evening very inspiring. I've always had an interest in healthy food, and thought I was doing pretty well, but after this evening I was all over again.
"Very interesting course! Sharon knows a lot about her profession and knows how to convey this well and fun. Thanks for the informative evening!"
"Super nice woman! Very clear presentation and powerful story. Recommend every pregnant woman and actually everyone in the first place to have a conversation with her"
"I found Sharon's nutrition evening very inspiring. I've always had an interest in healthy food, and thought I was doing pretty well, but after this evening I was all over again.geïnspireerd om bepaalde keuzes te maken en slimme veranderingen toe te passen. Met name iedere dag zorgen dat je voldoende gezonde vetten binnen krijgt en dat je daar met je ontbijt bijvoorbeeld al rekening mee houdt was voor mij een nieuw inzicht! Ik vond het een leuke avond en heb er veel van opgestoken! Dank Sharon!"
"I thought we ate healthy, I always use fresh products, I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables. I was curious what I could do even better. Well .... a lot. I am home with a lot of useful tips. gone. Tips for during pregnancy and afterwards."
"Interesting session about nutrition. Now useful during pregnancy, but I have already been able to give tips to many people in my area as a result of this information. And they are not pregnant. So very useful for everyone!"