You’re having a baby or preparing to get pregnant! This is the start of an exciting adventure, and there are many things to think about. One of the most important aspects of having a healthy pregnancy and baby is your diet. Here are a few questions you’re probably already thinking about:
  • What are the essential nutrients I need during pregnancy?
  • What food should I eat for healthy weight gain during my pregnancy?
  • How can I avoid gestational diabetes and other dangerous conditions?
The list goes on and on.
With so much information out there, it is easy to get confused. However, what you eat during pregnancy significantly impacts the cognitive and behavioral development of your child.
And, what you eat impacts your own health as well, of course.

The risks of high blood sugar are real

Although the number of women affected by high blood sugar during pregnancy used to be low — about 3 to 4 percent — those numbers have doubled in recent years.
Gestational diabetes is a condition unique to pregnant women. Those pesky hormones make it tough for your body to produce and use insulin, which could be dangerous for you and for your baby, especially with today’s high-sugar diets.
Blood sugar imbalance and gestational diabetes increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life for both mother and baby. Other risks of high blood sugar are high birth weight and preeclampsia, a serious blood pressure condition that can develop during pregnancy. 
So how do you make sure your blood sugar stays balanced? The key to prevention, of course, is diet.

I am here to help!

My Pregnancy Nutrition Program will provide you with essential nutritional tools for a healthy pregnancy and baby. Complete four sessions either online or in-person. In these personalized visits—which include a 90 minute initial session and three 30 minute follow-upsyou will learn essential information on pregnancy nutrition. Some of the topics covered include:
  • How to balance blood sugar and prevent gestational diabetes
  • Managing morning sickness and food aversions
  • How to choose the best prenatal vitamin and supplements
  • Key vitamins and minerals to support baby’s development and prevent nutrient-deficiency-related complications
  • Foods to support healthy weight gain
  • Best sources of protein for healthy tissue building for baby
  • The role of carbohydrates in your body
  • The best healthy fats for proper development and where to find them
  • How to stay active during your pregnancy and ensure you get enough exercise
Get ready to feel your best and deliver a healthy baby. The nutritional guidelines learned in this program will not only assist you through your pregnancy, but will also help jumpstart a healthy lifestyle for you and your family.
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How it works

  • Your class package will include four visits (a 90-minute initial consultation and three 30-minute follow-ups).
  • You have the option to have these sessions either online or in-person, and they are specifically tailored to match your personal needs.
  • Start motherhood out right by learning foundational information on healthy eating during pregnancy.

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“Jill Borba is an amazing down-to-earth nutritionist looking to help individuals improve their relationship with food and their bodies.”
– Wendy W., Santa Cruz, CA
“She is incredibly gentle in her approach and I appreciate realism she brings to her suggestions.”
– Keara F., San Jose, CA
“I saw Jill several months ago and must say that her very clear communication and simple ways to change my habits were tremendously helpful.”
– Teresa M., Santa Cruz, CA
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A little about me

I use nutrition counseling to address health issues holistically. With a dedication to helping people improve their health, I use in-depth support and education to help people understand and implement nutritional changes. I work with naturopathic doctors and practice an inspiring and comprehensive nutritional approach. My goal is to help patients celebrate food and adopt an attitude of healthy abundance. My expertise in nutrition includes:
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Detoxification
I received my Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University. After seeing numerous family members endure health crises related to heart disease, I was empowered by the preventive effects of a healthy diet.
Here’s to a happy, healthy pregnancy and a happy, healthy baby. I hope to see you soon!

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