Dr. William Sears’ Prestigious L.E.A.N. Expectations Workshops
Renowned pediatrician Dr. William Sears’ prestigious L.E.A.N. Expectations Workshops are now being taught in Lancaster, SC; Charlotte, NC; and online to distance clients as well!
These workshops educate women who are planning a pregnancy, currently expecting or have recently had a baby on lifestyle, exercise, attitude, and nutrition choices that affect both mother and baby.
Research has shown that the lifestyle, exercise, attitude and nutrition choices made by women during their pregnancy have a direct, and often long lasting, impact on the health of both mother and baby. Additionally, babies whose mothers take good care of themselves while pregnant are more likely to have a positive pregnancy experience, an easier delivery, faster recovery and better overall health.
Poor eating habits by moms during pregnancy have been shown to slow the growth of the fetus as well as contribute to the development of long term and often irreversible health issues for the child including obesity, raised levels of cholesterol and blood sugar. A recent study by the Harvard Institute of Public Health found that 95 percent of women who consumed a nutritious diet had healthy babies. In contrast, 65 percent women who ate mainly junk food had premature, malnourished, functionally immature, or stillborn babies. Research also supports that what women eat while they are pregnant helps shape their babies taste buds to crave those specific foods throughout life.
L.E.A.N. Expectations Workshops were developed by Dr. Bill Sears, often referred to as “America’s Pediatrician,” and Martha Sears, R.N., a leading childbirth educator and breastfeeding consultant. Dr. Sears and Martha Sears wrote L.E.A.N. Expectations to help women prepare for a healthy pregnancy, experience optimal nutrition and health during pregnancy, and easily transition from pregnancy to motherhood. Together, their combined experience has created a complete program that is relevant, simple and addresses the unique needs pregnant and nursing moms.
“I wish I would have had access to these classes when I was pregnant. The fun, supportive atmosphere and a chance to connect with other expecting moms would have had a dramatic impact on my actions and lifestyle choices!” stated Lynette, mother of two. Dr. Sears challenges mothers to “get behind the eyes of their child” when making decisions. It is never too early to begin positively impacting your child’s health!
For more information, or to register for a L.E.A.N. Expectations Workshop, contact Amber using the form below!
About William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N.:
William and Martha Sears are the pediatric experts to whom millions of parents trust for information and advice on all aspects of pregnancy, birth, childcare and family nutrition. Dr. Sears received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School’s Children’s Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He is the author of more than 40 books on childcare and nutrition, and he has shared his expertise in more than 100 television programs including: Dr. Phil, The Doctors, Oprah, Dateline, 20/20 and Good Morning America where he is often referred to as “America’s Pediatrician.” Martha Sears is a registered nurse, certified childbirth educator and breastfeeding consultant.