Unschooled Homebirth

60. Functional Nutrition for Optimal Maternal Health

February 11, 2022 Tristin / Sarah Thompson L.Ac., CFMP, Doula Episode 60
Unschooled Homebirth
60. Functional Nutrition for Optimal Maternal Health
Show Notes

In this episode with special guest author of Functional Maternity and practitioner Sarah Thompson, we talk about what functional nutrition and functional medicine are, why nutrition matters for pregnancy and for mothers and pregnancy and birth outcomes, she touches on some cultural dietary wisdom that supports maternal physiology, and we hear how Sarah breaks down nutrition into easy to follow steps for her clients, and along the way, she shares many pearls and facts and insights. It's a really packed episode!

You can find Sarah and her book Functional Maternity: Using Functional Medicine and Nutrition to Improve Pregnancy and Childbirth Outcomes through the links or social media accounts below or on Amazon*.

FunctionalMaternity.com - Website for the book, also available on Amazon
SacredVesselAcupuncture.com - Sarah's practice, Colorado or telemedicine

*Note: I am NOT an affiliate for this or any other book or product at this time, just sharing things I think will help you along your journey to homebirth :)


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After watching this 15 minute video, you will know:

  • What physiologic birth really is and why stages of labor, lists of hormones, and cervical dilation rates are not enough
  • The most common points in labor where tissue damage occurs and how to prevent the causes of tears or episiotomies
  • The difference between being 10 cm and being ready to push


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