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Pregnancy Prep Decoded:

Virtual Course

Black women are more likely to have severe complications in pregnancy, and doctors are less likely to listen to them. 


This 4 week course virtual course gives you the tools to optimize your health for pregnancy, and navigate the pregnancy journey with confidence and agency. 

My Pregnancy Story 

If you are like me, you decided to delay having children to further your career or to wait for the right partner.  I never realized that I might need to make a true effort to get pregnant.   I also found that having knowledge of how to navigate the healthcare system,  effective communication with my doctor, and creating a wellness team around me improved my experience and likely improved my outcome. Even though I suffered with gestational diabetes, and had severe preeclampsia, I was still able to navigate my pregnancy with control.  I had my first child at 37 years old.  As a doctor and a patient, I can teach you what I learned in my journey, and incorporate evidence based medical practice for pregnancy preparation.

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“The course was extremely helpful in helping me to realize that many women have pre-existing conditions and are able to have successful pregnancies but preparation is key.  Dr. Alisha helped to debunk myths around having children later in life and presented the material in a humorous, and down to earth manner, which made me feel at ease.   She makes it clear that preparing for pregnancy is a mind and body experience.  Practicing affirmations has helped me to get in a better head space regarding being a mom.  I really enjoyed the session whereby we were oriented to the female anatomy so I am more informed about my body.  She also helped me to prioritize tasks needed to begin preparation and generate questions I can ask my physicians when I am ready to inform them of my intention of getting pregnant.   The pregnancy prep course also helped to hold me accountable as I make changes in my daily habits to improve my overall health and increase chances of conceiving.  The focus on the nutrients needed and where they are found was extremely helpful.  The nutritional recommendations and how to decrease exposure to toxins/hormone disruptors was also extremely helpful.” 


Laura W.

Baltimore, MD

March  2020

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