Between the international recommendations, your doctor’s information, the Chinese culture and what is available in Shanghai… there is good reason to be lost ! And yet, a well balanced and healthy lifestyle and nutrition plan care is essential for a healthy pregnancy and a good postnatal recovery ! 

 

HOW TO EAT ? WHAT TO EAT ?
WHAT ABOUT THE AIR POLLUTION ?

WEIGHT GAIN DURING PREGNANCY ? "

 

The Midwifery Clinic offers personalized + practical nutrition + health coach support before during and after the pregnancy with Elizabeth Schieffelin ( Lizzy ), certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Her consultations include an assessment of current diet and where to improve from there, tips, summaries to take home, as well as realistic recipes to try with food available in Shanghai.

 
 

PRECONCEPTION NUTRITION & HEALTH COACHING

PRECONCEPTION CONSULTATION
90 MINUTES - 800 RMB

" I'm thinking about getting pregnant and want to prime my baby. " 

Our Preconception Consultation is based on :

  • Key foods to prime your body for a  healthy pregnancy.
  • Optimize fertility.
  • Foods and environmental toxins which could disrupt a healthy pregnancy or conception.
  • Glutathion for health egg quality.
  • Folic Acid : what for, where to find, how much, when to start ?
 
 
 
 

PRENATAL NUTRITION & HEALTH COACHING

 

1st TRIMESTER CONSULTATION
60 MINUTES - 700RMB

" WOW ! I'm pregnant ! What the heck do I eat ? "

  • Assessment of current diet and where to improve from there.
  • Bring your prenatal vitamins - do they suit you ?
  • Key foods to add & remove ASAP in for early stages.
  • Food for discomforts in early pregnancy
  • Environmental toxins : What can help or harm your baby during crucial first weeks of development ?
  • How much weight gain is "normal" ? 
  • Where to find the good stuff in Shanghai and how to cook it !

 

As soon as you're pregnant.

 

2ND TRIMESTER CONSULTATION
60 MINUTES - 700RMB

" Things are looking up ! I’m ready to learn more about my baby’s growth and what foods can help along the way. ”

  • Key foods to add in for baby growth.
  • Check in on how feeling, energy levels, weight gain.
  • Eating out vs. cooking at home.
  • Preparing home for your baby (environment toxins).
  • When you are feeling better (travel, exercise...) what to consider ?
  • Methods for dealing with gestational diabetes if diagnosed.



 

Usually provided from 20 to 28 weeks.

 

3RD TRIMESTER CONSULTATION
60 MINUTES - 700RMB

" hat foods can I use to help my body recover ; and help me breastfeed ? "

  • Key foods to add in for baby's final and most crucial development.
  • Foods to help ease aches, pains, inflammation, stress, ...
  • Preparation for foods to enhance nursing experience for mother and baby.
  • What to eat during labor & what to bring in your hospital bag ?
  • Food to prepare in the 3rd trimester, to freeze when you will be back home from the hospital.

 

Usually provided after 30 weeks and after the labor & delivery class.

 
 

POSTNATAL NUTRITION & HEALTH COACHING

 
 
 

POSTNATAL CONSULTATION
60 MINUTES - 700rmb

What foods can I use to help my body recover ; and help me breastfeed ? "

  • Loosing weight you gained during pregnancy.
  • Foods to help your body's transition back to normal.
  • Foods to add in for helping milk production.
  • Foods to add in to prime baby's patate.
  • Timing for breastfeeding vs. transitioning to powder or mash ...
  • When can start to reintroduce foods you've avoided ?
  • Breastfeeding : what to avoid ?