Frequently Asked Questions
What if I’m already in my third trimester? It is too late?
It’s never too late or too early to learn how to take care of yourself! We understand that women will be coming to this program at different stages. You will still benefit from the information, action steps, and resources to help you through the final stages of your pregnancy. In fact, some of the information is specifically tailored to the third trimester including your baby’s position, newborn procedures, and discussions you need to have with your partner. Plus, your membership is for life, so you can access the resources in future pregnancies, as well.
Do I have to be pregnant to purchase?
Nope! HMHB can help you create a dietary and lifestyle strategy before you conceive. You’ll have access to the materials forever; it’s available to you now and after you conceive. We have lots of mamas-to-be in our community sharing their stories and asking questions regarding the preconception period. We even have comprehensive handouts regarding preconception care. You’re in good hands and will be supported by a community who “gets it.”
Can I gift a membership?
How are the videos delivered?
When you purchase the program, you’ll receive a link to the program along with your own login and password. The videos and all bonus materials are there, ready for you to watch any time; you don’t have to download them to your computer. Your access never expires—you’ll be able to watch them during this pregnancy, and all future pregnancies you may have. Interested in a sample? Click to preview the section on commonly suggested pregnancy diets.
Do I have to watch all the videos at once, or in order?
We designed the HMHB course with your unique needs and schedule in mind. Each topic is presented separately, in short, easy to watch videos. This allows you to view the videos related to diet and morning sickness in your first trimester, and save the videos on birth processes or alignment until you’re further along in your pregnancy. Or you can skip around based on what you’re currently experiencing, preparing for, or interested in. We know that information overload happens. We designed the HMHB Weekly email series in part to help guide our mamas through their pregnancy. It’s available a la carte or with the purchase of the HMHB Program. Each week of the email series includes relevant links out to our pregnancy program.
Can I do the Whole30 while pregnant?
From Stephanie Greunke, R.D., “While you should always consult your doctor, midwife, or healthcare professional before starting any new diet, supplement regimen, or lifestyle changes especially while pregnant, I believe eating a whole-foods, nutrient-dense diet that keeps your hormones balanced, cravings in check, your digestion working optimally, and your immune system healthy is the best thing a pregnant mama can do for herself and her growing baby.
However, nobody expects (or wants) you to Whole30 for the entire 40 weeks. In fact, you may never get to a point during your pregnancy where a strict Whole30 program is right for you. We provide guidance for doing the Whole30 while pregnant, but our general recommendations revolve around eating Whole30-style foods (meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, fruit, and natural fats) while accommodating cravings and food aversions, non-Whole30 foods that you know work for you, and conscious, deliberate decisions to eat treats, baked goods, or dessert when you decide it’s worth it.
I am a vegetarian (or vegan). Will this program still benefit me?
The Whole30-inspired pregnancy guidelines recommend the consumption of animal protein; however, the program includes information on how to modify the diet for vegetarians and vegans. You can modify the program to include plant-based sources of protein such as nuts, seeds, legumes, lentils, fermented or organic soy, and plant-based protein powder.
The nutritional recommendations are only one part of the The Healthy Mama, Happy Baby program. The program includes over 20 videos, handouts, educational materials, and action steps to help you make the best choices for yourself and your baby. You’ll learn how to maintain a healthy relationship with food and your changing body and stay healthy and comfortable at all stages of pregnancy. We want to help promote your baby’s growth and development and encourage an uncomplicated pregnancy. Lastly, we hope to ease your transition into motherhood through food and other lifestyle strategies discussed in the program.
It’s clear that diet plays an important role in promoting a healthy pregnancy. The Healthy Mama, Happy Baby program extends beyond the principles of what to eat during pregnancy. The program provides well-rounded, comprehensive information so you can feel empowered and educated during this important time.
What are Stephanie’s credentials?
Stephanie Greunke received her undergraduate degree in nutritional science from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a master’s degree in Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion from Mississippi State University, and a personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is a Fit for Birth Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist.
Since 2009, Stephanie has been a registered dietitian specializing in women’s health. She has a web-based private practice, StephGreunke.com, where she works with moms across the globe. She is an active member of her local birth network and frequently collaborates with midwives, childbirth educators, doulas, and lactation consultants.
Stephanie has been a loyal Whole30 advocate since the day the program was created. She also believes in the principles of functional medicine and has worked with many naturopathic and functional medicine doctors to expand her knowledge base. Stephanie uses the principles of the Whole30 program along with her functional medicine training to promote optimal health in the moms she works with.
Stephanie is also a mom of two boys. She had a natural birth at home, but supports moms no matter which route they chose to go. Her mission is to help as many moms as possible have a positive and empowered experience during their pregnancy and beyond.
I have some more questions about the HMHB pregnancy program.
If you’d like more information about the HMHB program, or need help with your purchase, please email email@example.com.
The information included in the Healthy Mama, Happy Baby videos, handouts, and resources is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Consult your healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for your own situation or if you have any questions regarding conception, pregnancy, or their prenatal treatment plan.