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Preconception Health Series (6 classes over 3 months)

There will be 6 classes within this 3 month long focus on Pre conception Health for those individuals and/or couples interested in starting or increasing their family. Each meeting will start off with group discussion to share what good things are happening for those that want to share, opportunity to ask questions, make connections with other participants, etc.

Registration and Payment Required prior to Meeting 1; please RSVP to Melanie via email at [masked], phone call [masked]) or via MeetUp Group.

Please note the series is $150/person or $200 for a couple.

Meeting 1: Sunday, September 8th 2:00-3:30pm
•Introduction and explanation of the Juice/Smoothie Detox Program for participants (that are currently not breastfeeding) to complete for either 7-10 days.
•The Detox to be started after this class and completed prior to the next meeting
•Discuss nutrition in depth for families to be along with key markers that impact pregnancy
•The nutritional impacts of parents to be on baby before conception, during pregnancy and post partum/beyond
•Discuss the importance of mom's digestive tract

•Handouts, smoothie and juice recipes will be provided.

Meeting 2: Sunday, September 22nd 2:00-3:30pm
•Detox completed, slow reintroduction of foods (remain off of wheat, dairy, corn and a few others for a longer period of time)
•Discuss feeling and experiences during the detox, etc
•Discuss the elimination diet and how certain foods can cause inflammation in certain bodies, etc.
•Discuss the difference between different types of vitamins (synthetic, whole food based, whole food nutrition), the importance of whole food nutrition along with Juice Plus+
•Discuss exercise and possible exercise options
•Recommend and discuss the value and importance of a blood draw (1-2 weeks after the detox is complete)
•Handouts and recipes will be provided for some meal planning ideas.

Meeting 3: Sunday, October 6th 2:00-3:30pm
•Discuss supplementation and nutritional options so those that did the blood draw have some information on how to "build up the body".

•Food Rotation
•Start discussing the mental and emotional aspects of pregnancy and parenting
•Handouts provided and possibly a food demonstration

Meeting 4: Sunday, October 20th 2:00-3:30pm
•Nutrition discussion

Complete a Life Balance exercise to create awareness of where focus is needed to create more overall balance
•Discuss how to overcome fears, become confident with beliefs, discover what you want for you and your family.
•Handouts provided and possibly a food demonstration

Meeting 5: Sunday, November 3rd 2:00-3:30pm
•Teach techniques to overcoming fears, blocks, stress

•Handouts, recipes, etc.

Meeting 6: Sunday, November 10th 2:00-3:30pm
•Discuss natural remedies for illness and prevention

•Holistic prenatal and pediatric care guest speaker

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  • Melanie S.

    Hi! I am looking forward to kicking off the class this afternoon! If you are not sure of how to get to The Village Learning Centre.... from 235, take MLK go south to Cottage Grove, go east to 19th Street (right past Smokey Row)..go left (south). It is on the 2nd block, the middle building of a Row House after the apartment complex on the right that resembles a bit of a castle :).

    September 8, 2013

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