If you are pregnant or hoping to soon be pregnant, do you feel empowered to know what you should and shouldn’t be eating? Do you know how to look after yourself so that you have the best pregnancy for you? The answer is probably not. We certainly didn’t.
With 4 (and soon to be 5!) children between us, we found that pregnancy can be a time of information overload from what’s happening to you and your body, your growing baby, what to eat, what not to eat, what to buy for the nursery, baby names, baby clothes, maternity clothes…the list is endless! Doctors and midwives are focused on keeping you and your baby safe and well throughout pregnancy and delivery, however, they are time poor and don’t have the resources to help you implement healthy changes into your life. So you’re left to figure it out through the internet, books and well-meaning friends and relatives… Not ideal!
Having been frustrated by the lack of reliable and straight-talking information available on pregnancy, we went on a mission to consolidate nutrition and lifestyle information in one place. So, if you want a healthy, happy pregnancy that you feel in control of, then you’re in the right place. Using coaching tools for self-exploration and planning we make this course easy to follow and work in to your already-busy life. The course is flexible meaning you can do it whenever and wherever suits you and we bring our nutrition and lifestyle knowledge to you in a personal and relatable way.
What will I get at the end of the course?
• A tailored Master Plan designed specifically for you and by you
• Tools to enable the plan to work and keep you on track
• Knowledge to empower you to achieve your goals
• We will help you to tap into your inner motivation to make the plan work
On our website you can see a full breakdown of the Course Content:
• There is a downloadable Workbook for you to use throughout the course, covering areas including:
• Exploration – Self-discovery which, helps you to establish your goals
• Nutrition in pregnancy
• Applying Nutrition Learnings to 'My Master Plan'
• Lifestyle – including Sleep, exercise, stress management and environmental factors
• All culminating in your very own Master Plan
As a mum of three small children, and having my own health coaching business I know all about juggling real life when time is scarce. I have a passion for living a healthy and fulfilling life, sparked by wanting the best for my family, particularly setting up my kids with a healthy understanding of balance when it comes to nutrition and lifestyle.
By drawing on my own experiences of pregnancy, particularly fending off so much conflicting information, I was adamant that the first course we roll out with was a consolidated, go-to place for pregnant women to be empowered with knowledge and the ability to implement this information into their own life to give them the happiest and healthiest pregnancy.
To follow that with an accessible corporate wellness programme, Be Well Now, is something both Jessie and I are passionate about. We both fully understand the stress and imbalance work can cause so to help others achieve not only a work/life balance but improve nutrition and lifestyle knowledge and habits on an individual basis really drives us.
With an undergraduate degree in Management Science and Information Systems, and having worked for over 10 years in TV, film and commercials production, my stressful, hectic working lifestyle convinced me to make the switch to become a Nutrition, Health and Wellness Coach. Studying with the Institute of Health Sciences enabled me to coach clients to achieve their personal goals taking a very holistic approach and being lead by the individual’s own agenda.
By forming the WellNow Company with Jessie we feel we can positively impact the maximum amount of people through coaching in person and online.
As a qualified Nutrition and Health Coach, my passion is in helping people to achieve health and balance in their lives through small yet sustainable diet and lifestyle changes.
I worked in the corporate world of advertising in Dublin and London for over 10 years so I understand the struggles and pressures that come with that world and how difficult it can be to maintain balance and a healthy lifestyle. My drive comes from seeing the positive impact coaching has on my clients, whether that's helping them to set a clear vision for their own lives, work on achieving goals or working around obstacle to these goals.
I am also a Mum to two little girls who keep me busy outside of work time! Family is so important to me and helps to keep me grounded and put things into perspective. I was pregnant with my second daughter when we developed the Empowered Pregnancy wellness programme so it was very relevant for me at that time and I was lucky enough to road test it throughout the development process. Pregnancy is a wonderful time but also very demanding time both physically and mentally so managing and maintaining health at this stage of life is hugely important.
StartIntro to Pregnancy Nutrition (8:15)
StartWhat a Balanced Diet Looks Like (19:04)
StartBlood Sugar Balance (4:22)
StartNutrients You Need in Pregnancy (15:50)
StartFoods to Avoid in Pregnancy (6:44)
StartDealing with Morning Sickness (4:57)
StartNutrition to Support Breastfeeding (3:28)