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A healthy pregnancy begins before you become pregnant. Prepare to learn what you can do now to make sure any future pregnancies are planned and healthy.
Benefit from some basic pre-pregnancy planning.
Having children is an undeniably transformative event. It is life-changing and is one of the most amazing and rewarding times in your life.
A major responsibility that you need to prepare for.
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Health professionals love the Pregnancy advantage™
Making the decision to have a child is a huge milestone. Your body needs to be ready. Not only will a diet centered around whole plant-based foods increase the likelihood of a healthy pregnancy, but reducing your exposure to many common environmental toxins, will also help ensure that your child gets the best start in life.
Dr. Neal barnard
The Pregnancy Advantage™ will revolutionize the way you think about pregnancy and the nutrition you need to optimize your health throughout your pregnancy and beyond to future generations. This program was created by women with a knowledge of obstetrics, as well as a solid understanding of the plant-based revolution. Debra and Jeanne have created a roadmap, including all the tools you will need, to increase your chances of conception and to give birth to a healthy baby using powerful scientific evidence. I strongly recommend this program to any woman who would like to take control of her body and pregnancy to create a much healthier generation.
Founder - Barnard Medical Center and President of PCRM
T.Colin Campbell, PhD
There is no longer any question what is the best dietary lifestyle, not only for promoting personal health and preventing disease but also for preventing climate destruction and runaway health care costs. It is especially important for children whose lifelong habits usually start during childhood.
Author - The China Study, Whole, and The Low-Carb Fraud
Creator - science-based program
Center for Nutrition Studies
The power lies in the hands of the consumer, in the choices we make about what to put on our plates."
—T. Colin Campbell, PhD
Brenda Davis, RD
"Debra and Jeanne have created a unique and comprehensive lifestyle coaching program that focuses on not only improving the health of adults, but improving the health of their offspring that are not yet even conceived. Healthy lifestyle habits, including our habits around food, start in childhood. Now we are learning even more about how a woman’s food choices and her exposures to certain endocrine disrupting chemicals, can affect her unborn child. I share Debra’s and Jeanne’s passion to create healthier families who can then pass on that legacy to future generations. This program is a precious gift to everyone who is soon-to-be expecting."
co-author of nine award-winning, best-selling books vegetarian/vegan nutrition classics.
“The Pregnancy Advantage program is an enormous blessing to any woman or family wanting to give birth to (and raise) a healthy child. It will show you how to use the proven power of excellent nutrition to create the optimal environment for your baby, and to ensure that he or she has all the micro-nutrients, anti-oxidants, and phyto-chemicals needed for the best possible start in life. If you follow the Pregnancy Advantage program, you will reduce the risk of pregnancy complications, and greatly increase the likelihood that your children will experience optimal health throughout their entire lives. By starting early in a child’s life, ideally before conception, this program is a true breakthrough in creating healthier and happier families.”
Author Diet For A New America, The Food Revolution, and many other best-sellers; President and Co-Founder of Food Revolution Network
David M. Dunaief, M.D.
The Pregnancy Advantage is easy to use and starts with preconception through pregnancy, teaching lifestyle changes to create the optimal milieu for pregnancy and beyond and helping reduce the risk of chronic diseases that are affecting more and more children. This is a well-designed package with plenty of resources to optimize your lifestyle approach including a WFPBD, exercise and sleep. When it comes to diet, it is so important to recognize what to eat, but also what could be harmful. The frequent contact with patients is an extra plus. This is a comprehensive program that we have been sorely lacking for those considering getting pregnant through the pregnancy. Bravo!!!
David M. Dunaief, M.D
Michael Klaper, M.D.
We all know that our start at birth can determine the trajectory of our entire life. A healthy pregnancy with a normal labor and delivery is a gift every parent wants for their newborn. For that reason, I am so pleased that my friend and colleague, obstetrician Dr. Debra Shapiro, M.D. and her partner, Jeanne Schumacher have launched The Pregnancy Advantage to help parents assure they give their child the very best start in life possible. With counseling, guidance, and support to optimize all aspects of pregnancy - from a healthy diet to a lower-stress lifestyle to knowledge that takes the fear out of labor and delivery, Dr. Debra and Jeanne provide a service that truly is a gift of a lifetime. If you are desiring a pregnancy, or know someone who does, I urge you to take advantage of the priceless gift that is The Pregnancy Advantage.
Michael Klaper, M.D.
Author: Pregnancy, Children and the Vegan Diet
Jane Esselstyn, RN
What a fantastic, comprehensive resource for anyone interested in moving forward with pregnancy.
And the most powerful piece:
information about food not only for a healthy baby and a healthy family but a healthy long life (on a healthy planet)!
Well done and best of luck with this masterpiece,
-Jane Esselstyn RN
Health Care is Self Care™
Victoria moran, HHC, AADP
What fortunate babies will come into this world whose parents have availed themselves of Pregnancy Advantage!
The information and guidance Drs. Shapiro and Schumacher provide during pregnancy and prior to conception is a multi-generational boon to moms, kids, and entire families.
author of Main Street Vegan
director, Main Street Vegan Academy
Drs. Shapiro and Schumacher have created a comprehensive, well-researched and exceptionally valuable program.
My wife and I raised three vegan kids, and wish we could have had this kind of support. Your baby's health begins before birth, even before conception.
The Pregnancy Advantage™ can help insure that you, your future baby - and whole family - can live long healthy lives. I highly recommend this program to anyone contemplating pregnancy.
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Dr. Shapiro is a Board Certified OBGYN with 26 years of clinical practice.
Dr. Schumacher earned her doctorate in science and education and has taught chemistry, biology and environmental science for over 30 years.
Both are certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell through
T. Colin Campbell’s Center for Nutrition Studies.