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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 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 outcomes. 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.

A healthy pregnancy begins before conception. Improving your overall health, preventing and treating chronic disease, and increasing your agency with your doctor may result in a healthier pregnancy with fewer complications.  Learn the dos and don'ts of pre- pregnancy planning, and the questions you MUST ask your doctor using my unique P.L.A.N. method.  During the course, you will complete course milestones to put you on the path to good health and fertility.    After completion of the course, you will have a personalized blueprint to completely transform your health, and kick start discussions with your doctor.

The P.L.A.N. Method for pregnancy prep

 

Position yourself first- create a routine of self care specific to the stage in your reproductive journey.   Prioritizing self, and consistently replenishing your own cup with vitality and energy is key to maintaining balance between mind, body, and spirit.  If you start healthy practices now, continue them through your pregnancy, and after, you will set yourself up for a healthy life!

Learn your cycle - learn your body’s cycles of fertility, pregnancy, and readjustment.  In each stage, We focus on how our reproductive anatomy, hormones, and organs work to get us pregnant, keep us pregnant, and readjust back to a steady state.  We will also be covering considerations for fertility, and lifestyle tips for good reproductive health. 

 

Ask your doctor  - Prep for visits with your doctor, and gaps in your care.  Become an informed, prepared, and empowered patient in order to make informed decisions about your health, and avoid pitfalls related to racism and bias.  Learn how to become your own self-advocate.


Nutrition & Detox - learn essentials of pregnancy and postpartum nutrition, and the toxins in our everyday environment that work against good reproductive health.  You also have the option of completing a 30 day detox.  

 

Structure:  

  • Four 90 min weekly virtual group coaching and didactics (virtual on demand course coming soon)

  • Self-directed activities that help you build an individualized plan, and to keep you accountable

  • Evidence based resources, research on fertility related topics

  • Nutrition guides / recipes

Instructor Credentials:  Alisha Liggett, MD 

  • Board certified family medicine physician

  • Certified Ayurvedic Health and Healing Counselor

  • Career focus is on primary prevention of disease, and addressing disparate health outcomes, particularly those that affect in black maternal health

  • Helped hundreds of patients in my practice improve pre-pregnancy health with the goal of conception, including those with pre-existing health conditions or advanced maternal age.

Course Objective

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WHAT CLIENTS SAY

“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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