L.E.A.N. Expectations Workshops were developed by Dr. Bill Sears, often referred to as “America's Pediatrician,” and Martha Sears, R.N., a leading childbirth educator and breastfeeding consultant. Dr. Sears and Martha Sears wrote L.E.A.N. Expectations to help women prepare for a healthy pregnancy, experience optimal nutrition and health during pregnancy, and easily transition from pregnancy to motherhood. Together, their combined experience has created a complete program that is relevant, simple and addresses the unique needs of pregnant and nursing moms.
Research has shown that the lifestyle, exercise, attitude and nutrition choices made by women during their pregnancy have a direct, and often long lasting, impact on the health of both mother and baby. Additionally, babies whose mothers take good care of themselves while pregnant are more likely to have a positive pregnancy experience, an easier delivery, faster recovery and better overall health.
Poor eating habits by moms during pregnancy have been shown to slow the growth of the fetus as well as contribute to the development of long term and often irreversible health issues for the child including obesity, raised levels of cholesterol and blood sugar. Research also supports that what women eat while they are pregnant helps shape their babies taste buds to crave those specific foods throughout life.
I am a Dr. Sears Certified Health Coach and offer both workshops and individual sessions.