This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nutrimom. All opinions are 100% mine.
Even before I got pregnant, my nutrition and how it would affect my baby definitely crossed my mind. And for good reason – my body has essentially been my baby’s main source of nutrition since I got pregnant and now that I’m breastfeeding.
Whether Vienna was receiving her main source of food through the umbilical cord or through the breast, I was always wondering if I was eating the right things and the right amounts of them.
So I signed up for Nutrimom, which is basically a personal registered dietitian service for moms and moms-to-be for the first 1000 days of a baby’s life – all in an app form. As part of the service, you get unlimited messaging throughout the month with your dietitian (who’s a mom too, by the way) where you can ask any nutrition-related questions. You also get a monthly call where you can go over how you and baby are doing. And of course, there’s tons of articles on healthy eating, healthy feeding, supplementation, healthy taste development, hydration, sleep, exercise, and stress management.
It’s been a huge help in understanding my eating habits and improving upon them, and I wish the service had existed while I was still pregnant. And honestly, my first call with my dietitian, Rachel, was not just beneficial in the nutritional sense. It was just nice having a female professional who’s been there and done that hear me out and understand where I’m coming from about general mom concerns. It was almost like having a personal trainer to speak to who has nutrition certification, which was great. I think if at a later date I decide to use a personal trainer, they would definitely have to have a certificate in nutrition, to ensure I can keep up with my healthy diet!
So, back to Rachel. We discussed my general lifestyle, schedule, nutritional goals, and even grocery shopping habits with Rachel. She asked me for examples of what I typically eat throughout the day as well as what I feed Vienna now that she eats solid food 3 times a day. I told her that I wanted to make sure both my baby and I were getting all the nutrition we need to be healthy while possibly allowing me to lose a few more post-baby pounds.
Rachel then gave recommendations of what I should include more of in our diets, and I literally went to the grocery store following our session and applied her tips right then and there. She even gave us some tips that would help me save money on the shop and didn’t just focus on the nutrition side. I still need to look into the american express everyday card she told me about but the rewards sound amazing! Obviously, it’s not her job to give your financial tips but the extra effort was very appreciated.
It’s not the easiest to follow strict diet rules, especially with our recent trip out of town. However, I’ve been trying to stick to her recommendations and gentle reminders, which are basically to add more fruits and veggies (at least half the plate and at every meal) and to add more fresh and frozen food versus anything canned/packaged.
These days I’ve started logging what I eat and drink throughout the day within the app, and Rachel will soon be able to get a better idea of what I’m actually consuming so she can hopefully provide even more insight for my personal situation and goals.
I’m also really excited to receive my first Nutrimom subscription box, which is supposed to include Nutrimom products (like their bars) as well as bonus samples and gifts that are catered to my stage in mom life.
I think Nutrimom is a pretty cool service for us mamas who aren’t formally trained in nutrition and want a professional to take a look at our eating habits while we’re creating and supporting new life. This kind of one-on-one guidance seems to be missing from pre- and postnatal care here in the United States.
Coaching starts at $69/month, and they also offer a free month trial. The one month free trial includes one 30-minute coaching session with a Nutrimom Coach, ongoing messaging with Early Life Nutrition experts, and access to nutrition and wellness content via desktop and mobile.