Prenatal Nutrition and Wellness

What Constitutes a “Healthy Pregnancy?”

The absence of problems and difficulties in pregnancy typically is dubbed a “healthy pregnancy,” but how do we know that we are optimally nourishing our baby?  Many people that have enjoyed healthy pregnancies have gone on to give birth to children with numerous types of allergies, asthma, learning disabilities, and/or attention problems.  What gives?

If we have toxins and nutrient deficiencies, they surely will be passed along to our babies. The National Institute of Health has even reported on widespread nutrient deficiencies, like Vitamin D and Vitamin K, in newborns.

Nourishing your body and growing baby is easier than you think!

“My Doctor Told Me To Take Tums For Calcium.”

We all know that nutrition is extremely important during pregnancy. While doctors and midwives have the best of intentions, many of them haven’t taken nutrition classes, and if they have, it might not have been within the past few years.  There are new correlations, studies, and discoveries every year within the world of nutrition, so it is important to stay current.  This is where true integrative healthcare comes into play to give you the best of both worlds: Mothership’s Board Certified Holistic Health Coach, Jaclyn Downs, will work with you as per your doctor’s recommendations when creating a wellness plan with you.  Jaclyn has taken two years of graduate studies in Holistic Nutrition, is Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, writes her own wellness column in Fine Living Lancaster Magazine, regularly attends conferences and workshops to stay current with the newest findings, and reads nutrition books for fun.

Contact Mothership for support with:

  • Shopping and reading food labels
  • Preparing easy, quick, and healthy recipes
  • Preventing common discomforts of pregnancy like heartburn, constipation, swelling, anemia, and tiredness
  • Improving digestion
  • Choosing high-quality supplements
  • Clearer thinking/mental alertness
  • Maintaining healthy weight
  • Boosting immunity
  • Managing stress
  • Recovering quickly during the postpartum period
  • Losing baby weight


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