What is a Pregnancy Coach – and Why You Need One

Positive pregnancy test, check! Overload of information? Here it comes! When I got pregnant with my first baby, I found myself slammed with advice… and that was before dr. Google came on the scene! When you share the good news everyone (and their mom) tells you what they think you should do…

…but what you deserve is someone who can walk you through evidence-based, personalized steps to have a healthy pregnancy and a beautiful beginning for your new baby. That’s why you need a pregnancy coach! Your coach takes you from an anxious, overwhelmed pregnancy to the beautiful birth and happy postpartum you're dreaming of!

What is a Pregnancy Health Coach?

New moms have plenty of questions. What should you eat? How should you exercise? What does it take to have a good birth and a healthy baby?

These questions are common to all pregnant women, but one-size-fits-all information from a pregnancy app probably doesn’t speak to your unique situation. And worse, it’s rarely based on the latest research.

You’re intelligent new parents who want trustworthy information that gives you a healthy baby. You want to prevent complications and stay low-risk so that you know you and your baby are safe. 

A pregnancy health coach is an expert on pregnancy. She's informed on the latest research to stay low-risk and practical wisdom to keep you feeling great. She gives you steps to stay physically and emotionally healthy throughout your pregnancy - and works with you so they're easy to make part of your daily life.

She helps you feel good, grow a healthy baby, and prepare for a beautiful birth experience.

Plus, she’s there to answer your questions during your postpartum, so you bounce back quickly.

Care providers are busy, and most well-meaning advice is… well… bad…

That's why your pregnancy coach is there to answer every question…

…and offer you personal encouragement and custom planning throughout your pregnancy journey.

Why You Need a Pregnancy Coach

You want the best for your baby, and a healthy child starts with a healthy pregnancy. Finding trustworthy information on achieving optimal health for yourself and your baby is hard. Much of the information available on pregnancy is outdated and inaccurate

Reading through it can lead you to believe you can't prevent or treat complications like preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and prematurity. But that's just not true. Research shows many promising ways to stay low-risk or work on reversing complications

Your coach guides you through creating a healthy lifestyle that supports your body.

I tell my clients that you’re pregnant for about 280 days…

…and in that time, you may have some 10-20 prenatal appointments. What about the other 260 days?!

You want to take an active role in growing a healthy baby (not to mention preparing for a good birth).

Hiring a pregnancy coach is a great way to feel in control and get the support you deserve when you need it.

As I said, healthcare providers are busy. Medical caregivers are doing prenatal appointments and attending births. Their schedules are full!

Even midwives have appointments and births to attend. If she’s a home birth midwife, she’s likely even busier with home visits and postpartum visits in her clients’ homes.

Of course, that level of care is great, but you also want someone you can text whenever you have a question - and know she will get back to you that day. That’s where pregnancy coaches come in.

Your coach gives you the extra support you need throughout pregnancy with evidence-based answers…

…and coaching with me means you're getting answers from an experienced pregnancy coach, childbirth educator, and a mom who has done pregnancy and natural birth eight times herself…

…I believe in women's wisdom, I love digging into the latest research, and I am honored to support YOU as you have the fabulous pregnancy and birth you deserve.

Support for Your Unique Pregnancy

Even with the overwhelming amount of information you can find about pregnancy and childbirth, something is missing.

You won’t find information on the motherhood journey. Want to know what fruit your baby resembles this week? You can find that… What symptoms are you experiencing this week… you can find that…

But how you feel mentally and emotionally on this pregnancy journey… there’s not so much about that.

Your emotional health is critical not just during pregnancy but also during your postpartum experience.

You matter, and you have unique needs. Those are physical and emotional.

Motherhood is a rite of passage and an important one. It doesn’t matter if this is your first baby, rainbow baby, pregnancy after IVF, or ninth little blessing…

…you absolutely deserve to be supported.

You will remember your birth experiences for a lifetime, and birth was designed to give you and your baby a strong bond and a beautiful beginning together.

I’m there for you throughout all the ups and downs so that this journey is smooth and joyful and you feel completely supported every day.

It's hard to find information on self-care and enjoying the transition to motherhood, and it's also hard to find good information on having a healthy pregnancy. Most of the advice you find is outdated or doesn’t consider the latest research.

You deserve custom guidance for your pregnancy, not just impersonal (and outdated) charts in a book or soundbites in an app.

  • You deserve custom, balanced, and easy-to-make meal plans.
  • You need pregnancy fitness routines that get you energized, happy, and ready for your birthing time
  • And you deserve a bespoke birth plan that communicates what you want to your care team.

A pregnancy coach doesn't just give you the same outdated handouts other pregnant women get. Instead, I custom-design plans that work with your life…

…and give you time to really enjoy this special time in your life.

I even help you plan for your older kids, how to juggle work commitments, and I'm here to help you sort through changing relationships so you feel completely ready.

I'll give you simple ways to take practical steps and the complete support you need as you navigate these beautiful life changes!

What Working With Me Looks Like

I help you go from anxious and overwhelmed to healthy, happy…

…and prepared for a beautiful beginning with your baby! 

Want to have a fabulous pregnancy and the dream birth you're longing for?

I'm here for you!

The goal of pregnancy coaching is peace of mind from the moment you enroll: through pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and breastfeeding.

I offer bespoke coaching that focuses on exactly what you need as a new parent. That means each plan I create is custom for you. Here’s some of what’s in my support package:

  • Monthly Zoom meetings to connect face-to-face (Weekly check-ins as you approach your due date)
  • Postpartum calls to make sure you feel great and are bouncing back
  • Holistic support focused on creating an easy meal plan that gives your baby vital nutrients and keeps you feeling good
  • Exercise routines that fit perfectly in your busy life
  • Custom birth plan that gets your care provider on board
  • Guidance for you and your birth partner so that you feel completely connected and ready for childbirth… and parenting!
  • Practical ways to balance a busy work schedule and family life while getting the self-care you deserve while pregnant
  • Office hours every weekday so that you can text/voice message me any question, any time, and get answers back fast. Evidence-based and tailored to your unique pregnancy and life needs
  • Lifetime access to my online childbirth education class

If this level of support resonates with you, I’d love to chat! Click here to get more information and book a discovery call!

Check out what one of my clients, Heather, has to say about working with me:

"I just want you to know how grateful I am to have you in my life.

And Rocky, he is seriously the happiest, happiest boy.

You saw me through his pregnancy and I just want you to know he is such a joy, and he's so happy, and he's crawling, and he's just so lively and I look back on his pregnancy and even his birth, it all was beautiful and wonderful and I really want to thank you for being there for me, and helping me through all of it.

I love that you're there to see me through all of it and you get it and you want me to be successful with it because it's also something that you care about and you're passionate about.

I want you to know how grateful I am that you're in my life and that we have this relationship and that I can hop on my phone and ask you a question and you will be there.

Just thank you.


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About the author 


Kristen is a pregnancy coach, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! I've spent nearly two decades helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Does complete support for a sacred birth and beautiful beginning for your baby resonate with you? Contact me today to chat about how powerful guidance and coaching can transform your pregnancy, birth, and mothering journey <3

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