Babies Aren’t Born Clean.
A huge misconception is that when babies are born, they are whole and clean and sort of “have an empty tab” when it comes to their health.
Research finds that babies are born with over 200 chemicals/toxins in their cord blood.
We have to understand that our toxic load as their mother is passed down and while we can’t avoid giving them everything, we CAN address the toxicities in our environment while pregnant and set them up for success when they do come earthside.
You may be finding this out while trying to get pregnant or currently pregnant and want to immediately detox to protect our baby- I get it!
However, this season isn’t the time to detox (it could do more harm than good to your baby) BUT there is good news- the first step in detox is AVOIDANCE- aka removing anything in food/water/air/environment that is contributing to our current toxic load.
Nutrient Deficiencies Hurt You + Baby
When it comes to pregnancy or the postpartum period while breastfeeding, most health practitioners will tell you to avoid things like sushi but fail to educate you on how to actually support your body and baby for a thriving pregnancy/postpartum experience.
While this period of time isn’t for detoxing or restoring your health issues, I find that supporting your body’s needs is ESSENTIAL to the health of you postpartum and to giving your baby the best start possible.
Babies can take up to 10% of your vitamin + mineral storage throughout pregnancy.
So…if you were deficient before pregnancy, imagine what your status will look like postpartum? Further, consider if you were deficient to begin with, what is your baby’s nutrient status going to be at birth?
Best. Pregnancy + Baby. Ever.
This period holds near and dear to my heart. After two very different pregnancies and health issues in both my children that were very environmentally based (you don’t know until you know), I am on a mission to help women have thriving pregnancies and postpartum experiences while building beautiful, healthy babies.
I want to equip you with the knowledge of what creating a healthy environment for baby looks like and use testing to help you determine the exact support your body needs in this season.
This Is For You If:
Planning to get pregnant in the next 3-4 months
Are currently pregnant
Are postpartum + no end in sight to breastfeeding
Want to know exactly what your body needs in this season using functional lab testing
Open to supplement + food-based suggestions that are nutrient dense and based on your results
Are eager + willing to learn how to create a low toxin environment for yourself + your baby
This Isn’t For You If:
You are looking to detox your body in a short period of time (if you are open to waiting to conceive 6+ months, check out my Adult Offerings)
Aren’t open to customized suggestions and just want to take one prenatal supplement + call it a day
Aren’t willing to invest in functional labs that will support your body through trying and/or pregnancy
Aren’t willing to change your lifestyle for a lower toxic load
Are vegan/vegetarian and/or aren’t willing to eat animal products
What Working Together Looks Like
We start with a New Client Checklist that includes instructions on your lab tests, several intake forms, a toxicity assessment and daily tips to begin implementing sooner than later.
We meet for 45-minutes to kick things off, chat through your Toxicity Screener and jump into Course Modules and other at-home assessments you can start before any results come back.
Step 3: Results Video
Before we meet to discuss your results, I send you a video recording of me walking you through your results, weaving them together and painting the picture of how everything is connected.
You’ll receive the original test documents but also result summary documents (5-10+ pages) explaining what it all means and what contributed to where you’re at.
Based on your personalized plan, we will have follow-up check in sessions, modify your protocol and complete re-testing when appropriate.
You’ll have access to my Maintenance Membership so that you feel supported for as long as you’d like throughout your healing journey.
**Additional follow-up sessions + membership are not included in initial package prices**
Optional: Nutritional Deep Dive
You track three days of normal meals for me to review compared to OPTIMAL ranges (not your average MyFitnessPal ranges) and receive a 5+ page report of analysis.
We’ll chat through macros, vitamins + minerals to see if you are eating in the right amounts for your body + goals.
We’ll discuss better product choices, understanding ingredients and overall how to convert your diet to a more whole-food, high -nutrient approach
Lab Tests for Pregnancy
Because pregnancy is not a time for detoxing, the below labs are what I suggest to identify supports in pregnancy + the postpartum period.
On top of the test result documents I create report of findings summaries (sometimes 10+ pages) along with a custom lifestyle + supplement protocol for you based on the findings.
Hair Tissue Mineral
If bloodwork is like a highway and who is currently traveling on the highway, an HTMA test looks at who got off the highway and is at home (aka in the cells).
This intracellular look at mineral balance + heavy metals allows us to see what has been going on in your body over the last 3-4 months.
Minerals are ESSENTIAL for practically every bodily function and imbalances in them contribute to a host of health issues, which is often the missing link for many taking multivitamins that could actually be causing more issues than good.
Heavy metals can also been one root cause for a host of health issues and can often replace beneficial minerals in their receptors.
Bioresonance uses quantum physics to determine what is stressing out the body, causing dysfunction.
It looks at stress in the form of energetic stress in the body’s organs/systems, nutritional deficiencies + sensitivities, and hormonal imbalances.
Different from the full scan, the pregnancy scan will not tell us the toxic load- because knowing your load when you can’t detox isn’t fun!
We also scan your sample against supplements/remedies that your body is most in need of- meaning no more “guessing” which supplements/protocols to follow.
This has hands-down become one of my favorite tests for clients!
The body works hard to maintain homeostasis (aka normal) and bloodwork may “look” normal even when disfunction is occurring.
It can take months, even years for the blood levels to be impacted, which is why I like to see bloodwork along with BIO/HTMA.
The traditional bloodwork most practitioners order does not look at optimal ranges and instead compares your results to that of sick people (aka what’s “normal” these days).
They also don’t look at TRENDS within your bloodwork; various highs and lows between markers can tell us a great deal about root cause conditions + what may be going on within you that other practitioners may have missed.
What’s Included in Each Package
Lab Test Costs + Analysis
HTMA and Bioresonance test fees are included in the total package prices (see below) and this cost covers the fee for testing plus the time I spend analyzing and recording your results video (usually 2+ hours per client).
Bloodwork is an additional fee that you will pay directly to the ordering site (EvexiaDirect or UltaLabs), usually somewhere between $100-350.
Intake Session: Nutrition + Toxicity Reduction (45 min)
- Review your your intake forms and discuss how to complete lab testing
- Discuss course content to begin watching + welcome kit contents
- We’ll chat through your Toxicity Screener to see if there are possible toxins in your life that can be replaced/removed
- I’ll provide you a pregnancy support nutrition protocol so you know how to best eat for nutrient-density
Recorded Results Session + Customized Protocol
- Video walkthrough of your results (option to download for re-listening later on)
- Detailed report(s) of findings explaining results and what to do about them (usually 5-15 pages long)
Results + Protocol Review Session (45 Min)
- Discuss any questions you have after watching your results video
- Review proposed pregnancy lifestyle + supplement protocol
- Discuss Maintenance Membership + next steps on your journey to healing
Welcome Gifts Kit (shipped to your home)
- Some samples/goodies that I frequently use and recommend you use too!
Free Access to My Mindfully Well Course
- 5 modules with over 30+ videos/lessons all about nutrition, how your body actually works, toxicity throughout your home, exercise, stress and more!
Free Access to 100+ Educational Resources, Checklists, Recipes + More
- I share with you ones I think you’ll find relevant but you’ll also have access to the main hub of all resources I create
Messaging with me through PracticeBetter
- During the duration of the package you’ll have access to messaging me any questions you have through the PracticeBetter app
- Following the completion of the package, you have the option to join the Maintenance Membership for continued access
15-20% off Professional-Grade Supplements
- While working together receive deep discounts through dispensaries like Fullscript, Cellcore, Doctor’s Supplement Store +Vykon Customs
- Following the completion of the package, you have the option to join the Maintenance Membership for continued discount access
How Do I Get Started?
Watch Intro Video
Prior to a booking your Intro Call, I ask that you watch my intro videos to learn more about how I work, why I work the way I do and the options you have for working together.
I find this video answers a lot of questions you may have!
Book Your Intro Call
This 20-min call allows us to get to known one another, discuss your top concerns and what lab tests we should run.
Following this call I will send you an email summary of what we discussed and next steps if we decide to work together.
Purchase A Package
If you decide this is right for you, you have the option of 1, 2 or 3 payments or can apply for 15-months 0% financing.
You also have the option to use HSA or FSA cards, but I do not accept health insurance for any of my services.
Book A Free Intro Call
Prior to working with new clients, I offer a free 20-30 minute Intro Call to get to know one another, discuss yours or your spouse/child's current health status and decide what functional lab testing and package is right for you!