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Advanced Nutrition for Birthworkers

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ELEVATE YOUR BIRTHWORK PRACTICE WITH ADVANCED NUTRITION

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Fuel Wellness, Transform Lives and Shape Healthy Birth Experiences

  • 100% online, 3 week cohort

  • Tools & templates for your practice 

  • For doulas, midwives, OB/Gyns & other birthworkers

  • Written by experts in the field of holistic health including physicians, nutritionists & a certified health coach

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Why Add Nutrition to Your Practice?

Countless women grapple with challenging birth outcomes linked to diet-related conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity, impacting the likelihood of complications like c-sections, hemorrhaging, low birth weight, and preterm delivery. Imagine integrating nutrition principles into your birthwork expertise, offering not just smoother pregnancies and labors but also faster recoveries and healthier babies for the women you support.

Advanced Nutrition for Birthworkers is a 3-week intensive designed for doulas, midwives and other holistic Birthworkers to Drive Positive Change in Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes.

AFTER COMPLETING THIS COURSE:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge about advanced nutrition principles, including plant-based nutrition, and their impact on chronic diseases commonly encountered during pregnancy, such as hypertension, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

  • Develop the skills and tools necessary to effectively counsel and guide pregnant individuals with chronic diseases in making dietary changes that promote better health outcomes.

  • Receive access to a wealth of resources, including research-based materials, meal plans, recipes, and educational materials tailored specifically for birthworkers and their clients.

  • Gain confidence in addressing nutrition-related concerns, providing evidence-based recommendations, and supporting their clients in making sustainable dietary changes to reduce the risk of pregnancy and birth complications.

  • Have the opportunity to connect with other birthworkers in the membership community, fostering collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and ongoing support.

MODULES & LESSONS

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Module 1

Foundations of Advanced Nutrition for Birthworkers

  • Understanding the importance of nutrition during pregnancy and birth
    Exploring the impact of advanced nutrition on maternal and fetal health

  • Importance of plant-based nutrition in reducing pregnancy and birth complication

IN THIS MODULE, YOU'LL GAIN INSIGHTS INTO PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION, AND HOW FOOD INTERACTS WITH THE PREGNANT BODY & FETUS.

Module 2

Nutrition Counseling Techniques for Birthworkers

  • Tools and techniques for assessing the nutritional needs of pregnant individuals with chronic diseases

  • Effective communication skills in counseling pregnant individuals with chronic diseases

  • Behavior change models and motivational interviewing techniques

IN THIS MODULE YOU'LL HONE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS, BEHAVIOR CHANGE STRATEGIES, AND OVERCOME CHALLENGES TO EMPOWERING PREGNANT WOMEN WITH CHRONIC DISEASE.

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Module 3

Tailoring Nutrition Recommendations for Specific Chronic Diseases

  • Nutrition guidelines for managing hypertension during pregnancy

  • Nutrition strategies for individuals with diabetes in pregnancy

  • Reducing LDL cholesterol & weight through diet and lifestyle modifications

IN THIS MODULE, DELVE INTO THE TOP CAUSES OF MATERNAL MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY AND HOW YOU CAN HELP MITIGATE THEIR EFFECTS.

Module 4

Practical Applications and Resources for Birthworkers

  • Practical implementation of advanced nutrition principles in birthwork settings

  • Meal planning and recipe ideas for clients with chronic diseases

  • Accessing and utilizing evidence-based resources for ongoing support

IN THIS MODULE, YOU'LL LEARN HOW TO EFFECTIVELY ACCESS AND UTILIZE EVIDENCE-BASED RESOURCES TO AFFECT POSITIVE CHANGE IN PREGNANT INDIVIDUALS.

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What You Can Expect

Our advanced nutrition training teaches you how to incorporate evidence-based information with practical tools to help mothers improve their diets during pregnancy.  We take a deep dive into plant-based nutrition, and analyze the top dietary factors that are contributing to the rise of maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. We meet virtually, once or twice per week for 3 weeks

At the end of your training, you'll be equipped to serve women from varying backgrounds, while being culturally sensitive, professional, and confident - with a Mother First attitude.

Our 100% Online cohort includes 16 hours of live instruction. You will receive training in client assessments, food preparation, maternal & newborn care, plus written assignments and simulations. Students have the option of completing additional training hours and a final assessment for certification through M.I.L.K. Maternity Group.  M.I.L.K. graduates are featured on our maternity website, where you have the opportunity to interact with and be found by our moms and mom-to-be clients.  Access to the platform is complimentary for 5 months.

Module 1: April 21, 11:00a - 3:15p CST

Reading & written assignments

Module 1 cont.: April 25, 6:00p - 8:00pm CST

Assigned reading

Module 2: April 28, 10:00a - 3:30p CST 

Simulations in break-out sessions

Module 3: May TBD, 11:00a - 3:00p CST

Research & written assignments

Module 4: May 19, 9:00a - 11:00a CST

Hands-on meal prep assignment

Wrap-up: May 23, 11:00a - 1:00p CST

Reading & written assignments

Complementary membership to the Doula Mentorship Accelerator for 3 months

ADVANCED NUTRITION FOR BIRTHWORKERS  $249

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Why Choose M.I.L.K.?

M.I.L.K. isn't just another doula training – we're the only training program focused on addressing mother's health before she enters the delivery room and your ticket to overcoming common challenges. If you've been feeling stuck in nutrition knowledge, counseling skills, resource access, or confidence, we get it, and we're here to help you break through.

Maybe you've been wanting to dive deeper into advanced nutrition principles but haven't found the right guidance. MILK is crafted to not only fill those knowledge gaps but to make you a go-to expert in supporting optimal pregnancy and childbirth. If you've struggled to find up-to-date resources tailored to advanced nutrition for pregnancy, we've got you covered. MILK provides comprehensive toolkits, meal plans, and evidence-based insights, giving you the resources to thrive in your role.

Ever felt unsure or lacked confidence when addressing nutrition concerns with your clients? MILK is designed to empower you, building the confidence to seamlessly guide and provide evidence-based recommendations, strengthening your connection with your clients.

Our course material is meticulously curated from the expertise of professionals at the forefront of women's health, medicine, nutrition, and behavioral change. As a collaborative team comprising seasoned doulas, physicians, social workers, and maternal and infant health professionals, we bring a wealth of experience to the table. With years of collective knowledge in curriculum design, medical practice, program planning, and maternal support, we've crafted a comprehensive course that not only meets industry standards but exceeds them, ensuring you receive the most current and impactful education in advanced nutrition for birthworkers.

We're here to help you succeed in your doula business. As you succeed, and bring more prestige and professionalism to the industry, we all succeed.

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

Cancel within 7 days for 100% money back guarantee.  Registrations canceled after 7 days may or may not receive a full refund.

Just email us at hello@milkmaternity.com and we'll refund you.

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