Making Healthy Babies in a Toxic World: A Call to Action!

Preparing your body for a healthy pregnancy is the best gift you can give your child—a jumpstart to a long and healthy life. Let us at GetzWell guide the way with an informative and exciting program we’ve named ‘greening the womb.’

A new study reveals that pregnant women with low Vitamin D levels are at risk of having children with developmental language difficulties. This knowledge adds to what we already know about other risks associated with low maternal vitamin D levels, which include intrauterine growth retardation, premature labor, hypertension, low birth weight, obesity, and Type 2 diabetes.

This latest Vitamin D development forces us to re-emphasize something we firmly believe here at GetzWell. It’s called greening the womb, a proactive practice we’ve talked about before with an Intro and a Part 2. (We invite you to read these posts for more information and helpful tips!)

To recap, ‘greening the womb‘ explores the environmental factors that can impact your fertility, as well your baby’s development both before and after birth. To put it simply, it’s about preparing yourself for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby by getting the nutrients that are right for you and by limiting your exposure to harmful toxins.

All of this may sound daunting at first, but once you know what you need and where to start, it becomes less of a process and more of a way of life—-for you and your baby—and we want to partner with you on your journey.

If you are on the path to pregnancy, getting your body in tiptop shape should be your first priority. At GetzWell, we offer prenatal nutrition and ‘greening the womb’ consultations for pregnant women and as well as couples who want to become pregnant.

We’ll take a look at every aspect of you—nutritional needs, toxic exposures, sources of stress, prenatal/perinatal psychology, family health history, exercise, etc.—to make easy-to-follow recommendations that can impact your child’s health for a lifetime.

It’s really amazing what healthful advantages you can give your child before they’re even conceived!

If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, please contact us at GetzWell to schedule your consultation: 415.826.1701 or

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