Health Coaching for Pregnancy

Pregnant & Nursing Moms

Health Coach for Mom and Baby

Optimal health for mother and baby begins before conception and continues well after delivery. As a Health Coach working with pregnant and nursing moms, you will be able to educate women on practical ways to positively impact their health and the health of their baby. Gain tools and resources to empower and educate women with simple solutions that help create a healthy pregnancy, enhance baby’s growth and development, minimize the risk of health issues, and create a strong and lasting bond with baby.

Pregnancy Course Content

Positively impact each stage of pregnancy, from before conception to bringing baby home. The Pregnancy course includes the Health Coach core content plus the Pregnancy-specific content. Your initial course is six weeks and each additional Life-stage course will add three weeks of Life-stage specific content, not requiring you to retake the core content portion.

Core Content

Basic & Advanced Nutrition

  • Understanding Protein, Fats, and Carbs
  • Science of supplementation
  • Foods to avoid and why
  • Allergies and intolerances
  • Superfoods
  • Metabolic programming
  • Food quality vs. quantity

Coaching Methods

  • Accountability
  • Goal setting
  • Identify stages of change
  • Initiating motivation to change
  • Group coaching
  • Individual coaching

Strategic Marketing

  • Tools to get started
  • Connecting with potential clients
  • Identifying key coaching opportunities
  • Creative marketing methods
  • Tailoring to maximize effectiveness

Pregnancy Content

Learning Segments

  • Planning for Pregnancy
  • Nutrition for all Stages
  • Nutrition Skills
  • Exercise and Movement
  • Lifestyle and Attitude
  • Bringing Baby Home
  • See more below

Planning for Pregnancy

  • Get motivated to get healthy
  • Preconception planning
  • Stages of pregnancy
  • Preload your body with nutrients

Nutrition for all Stages of Pregnancy

  • Why good nutrition matters for mom and baby
  • Macronutrients and micronutrients for expecting moms
  • Nutrition considerations for each stage of pregnancy
  • Food safety during pregnancy

Nutrition Skills for a Healthier Pregnancy

  • Traffic Light Eating
  • Listening to the wisdom of the Body
  • Reading labels
  • Foods to limit or avoid

Exercise and Movement During Pregnancy

  • Why exercising during pregnancy is important
  • Listening to your body
  • Exercise considerations for each stage of pregnancy
  • Preparing your body for birth

Lifestyle and Attitude During Pregnancy

  • A pregnant woman’s needs
  • Self-care throughout pregnancy
  • Lifestyle choices that can affect mom and baby
  • Lifestyle and attitude considerations for each stage of pregnancy

Bringing Baby Home

  • The 7 Baby B’s
  • Postpartum nutrition and exercise
  • TLC for new moms
  • Establishing balance and boundaries
  • Navigating your postpartum lifestyle

Create Healthy New Beginnings

As a Certified Health Coach, you will be able to help and empower women to live healthier lives before, during, and after pregnancy. This training includes helping women prepare their body for pregnancy, having a healthy pregnancy and delivery, as well as maximizing the health of mom and baby once baby is home. Work with women in a group setting or individual coaching sessions.

Lou-Ann-Damsma-health-coach“I thoroughly enjoyed this training and am looking forward to teaching! I love the fact that support will continue past this training, and I look forward to using all the tools and resources in Coach’s Portal.”

Lou Ann Damsma. LCCE, CD (DONA), CLC, CEIM

laura-goll-health-coach“Fantastic health coach training with easy to understand structure and helpful feedback from the instructor.”

Laura Goll, Teacher