Emily Rydbom, CN, BCHN, CNP poses the question, “What do we know about the current care for pregnancy nutrition in the US today?” There are three basics we tell pregnant women: “Take your prenatal, don’t gain too much weight, and eat healthy foods.” Rydbom explains that although these recommendations sound like three simple tasks, if pregnant women do not have the resources or the knowledge of what to do, this can be an overwhelming and disempowering conversation. Rydbom shares key clinical insights on how to deliver health information to pregnant women in a different way that can significantly and positively impact patient care and outcomes, along with reducing risks associated with pregnancy.
Emily Rydbom, CN, BCHN, CNP is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and Certified Nutrition Professional, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, as well as a Certified Lifestyle Educator. She is CEO and co-owner of Grow Baby, LLC, is a mother of two, and has been practicing a Functional Nutrition approach to pregnancy since 2011. Rydbom has an active clinical practice and works alongside Leslie Stone, MD to help women reach their nutrition and pregnancy health goals. Her passions include empowering women during the preconception, pregnancy, and postnatal periods, as well as teaching families about healthy nutrition and lifestyle balance from 6 months to 5+ years. She completed her undergraduate degree at Southern Oregon University followed by her postgraduate training through Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in Berkeley, California.