Pregnancy &
Prenatal care

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At PUSH we believe that pregnancy may just be one of the most exciting and special times of your life. Along with the overwhelming emotions, the changes to your body and the growing baby inside you, comes a lot of decision making, routine testing and build up as you prepare for birth. 

 

Education is an important part of supporting a healthy pregnancy. From what to expect as each milestone approaches, to managing symptoms, understanding complications, and how to best prepare for birth, we have got you covered.  We are here to provide you with all of the realities and evidence-based information to help you feel informed and confident on your pregnancy journey.

The PUSH Prenatal Program

The Ultimate curated guide for expectant parents
  • Physical changes during pregnancy

  • Perinatal Nutrition

  • The different stages involved in labour

  • Preparing for the hospital

  • Managing pain

  • Preparing for alternative outcomes

  • Post-partum recovery

  • Breastfeeding and pumping

  • Care and safety of your baby

  • Infant illness and CPR

And a lot more...

Topics  include

Are you ready for the most comprehensive and personalized prenatal course provided by healthcare professionals? 

Pregnancy Dietitian

The PUSH Prenatal Program      is a comprehensive course designed to revolutionize what prenatal education looks like, the subjects it covers, and how it should make you as an expectant or new parent feel – empowered and prepared, with no topic uncovered.

 

Our unique approach combines information-packed videos you can watch (and re-watch) on your own time, a downloadable resource pack with extra tools and handouts, and 6 one-on-one check-ins with a dedicated perinatal nurse.

The Phased Videos cover your first, second, third trimester, labour and delivery, the first 6 weeks with your baby, and newborn & infant care. It includes everything from the basics, to topics that women are dying to know, and that aren’t talked about enough; all while preparing you for a whole bunch of what ifs.

 

The Check-Ins are your opportunity to follow-up with a dedicated PUSH Prenatal Nurse 6 times throughout your journey. You can discuss individualized pregnancy progress, ask questions specific to your needs, practice skills with your partner and be assured that there is always someone to turn to as a first point of contact with any inquiry that arises during your pregnancy and as you embark into parenthood.

How we can  help

 
Pregnancy Health

The PUSH Prenatal Crash- Course

Are you working full-time or busy preparing for your bundle of joy, or simply too close to your due date to be hunkering down for hours? Our popular PUSH Prenatal Crash Course teaches expectant mamas like you the most important things you should know as quickly as possible, in this 4 hour online private course with our prenatal nurse!

 
 

One-on-One Prenatal Support

BOOK private one-on-one consultations with our PUSH Registered Nurses!

 

Educating yourself is an important part of supporting a healthy pregnancy. From wondering what to expect as each milestone approaches, to helping you manage symptoms, understanding complications and knowing how to best prepare for birth, we have you covered.

 

We know that every women, every pregnancy and every birth is different and therefore an individualized approach to care will inspire you to make informed choices, navigate the perinatal landscape with confidence, and recognize when there is reason to be concerned.

 

Healthier moms make healthier babies and by taking the first step of truly understanding this remarkable journey, you are reassured that you are not alone and that we have the answers, information and advice to support you every step of the way.

Topics may include:

  • What to expect during your doctor visits

  • Required tests

  • Effective positions for delivery

  • Managing pain during labour

  • Birthing preferences

 And a lot more

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Perinatal Dietitian

Nutrition Consultations

There are many physical changes happening in your body during pregnancy in order to support your growing baby. These physiological changes require extra energy and nutrients– which is why having a balanced diet during pregnancy is so important. Ensuring that your diet is balanced with the right foods can help you to have a healthy pregnancy by:

  • ​Supporting fetal growth and development

  • Managing pregnancy related symptoms

  • Reducing the risk of foodborne illness

  • Maintaining or improving your energy

  • Helping you to feel your best overall

 

And a lot more

With an overwhelming amount of information available on what we should or shouldn’t eat during pregnancy, it can be challenging to know what foods are best for you and your baby. Our registered dietitian can help you to understand your unique prenatal nutrition needs and support you in building confidence to make food choices to feel your absolute best throughout your pregnancy.

 

Prenatal Nutrition Courses

Nutrition in pregnancy can feel confusing and frustrating-- especially with the overwhelming amount of nutrition information and advice out there.

 

Our prenatal nutrition courses are designed to take away your confusion and provide you with all the information you need to make nutritious choices during pregnancy. Our registered dietitian will support you in building your confidence to make food choices to feel your absolute best throughout this important time in your life.

Course 1

Preparing for the PUSH - Healthy Eating to Support Your Pregnancy

Nutrition plays a significant role in supporting a healthy pregnancy-- after all, the food that you eat provides your body with the nutrients needed for your growing baby. Our Healthy Eating to Support Your Pregnancy course will teach about the nutrition that your body needs to support a healthy pregnancy and fetal development. In this course, you’ll learn how to confidently make food choices that will support your baby’s development.

 

What you will learn:

- How your nutrition needs change in pregnancy

- Nutrients to focus on for your baby’s development

- Strategies to meet your prenatal nutrition needs, including how to balance your meals

- What to look for in a prenatal supplement

Course 2

Have a Safe PUSH - Food Safety for Pregnancy

Have you ever felt worried about what foods you can and cannot eat in pregnancy? The “foods to avoid” list gets a lot of attention because food safety is so important in your pregnancy. Our Food Safety for Pregnancy course will teach you what foods you should avoid in pregnancy to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

 

What you will learn:

- Why food safety is important in pregnancy

- How to apply food safety in your home

- What foods to avoid in pregnancy

- Alternative food options to make sure you’re meeting your nutritional needs

Managing the PUSH - Nutrition Strategies for Pregnancy Symptoms

Course 3

Pregnancy symptoms can seriously affect how you’re feeling and your ability to meet your nutritional requirements in pregnancy. Our Nutrition Strategies for Pregnancy Symptoms course will teach you about ways to manage common pregnancy symptoms through diet. In this course, you’ll learn about how to feel your absolute best through your food choices.

 

What you will learn:

- Nutrition strategies to manage common pregnancy symptoms, including: nausea, heartburn, fatigue, constipation

- How to meet your nutrient requirements while managing these symptoms

- Ways to improve how you feel throughout your pregnancy

Online Learning