(Originally created for midwives, this version is designed for expecting parents!)

Have you been told you are at high-risk for Gestational Diabetes?

Have you been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes?

Did you see a nutritionist...

...and were frustrated not to hear anything you didn't already know?

...or did their recommendations never work or stop working for you?

Balancing your blood sugar depends on more than restricting sugary foods and simple carbohydrates! 

And when you use a personalized strategy, it may be easier than you think.

Come learn what research has shown leads to a higher level of success:

  • innovative tracking techniques
  • the latest research on low-carbohydrate diet plans 
  • education on lifestyle factors that can derail blood sugar management
  • nutrient therapy to support GDM balance 

This course is geared toward the pregnant people who are looking to elevate their understanding of GDM, seek a root-caused (vs. a symptom based) view of wellness, and desires a holistic, individualized approach when creating a GDM care plan. 

“In GDM 101, you are given all of the resources, education, and recommendations that I offer my own nutrition clients, and in doing so I hope to empower you to be your own nutritionist and wellness detective, as in the end YOU are the expert when it comes to knowing your body best.”  -- Sarah Lax, Midwife, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Instructor of Gestational Diabetes 101

This course contains:

  • 1 hour and 40 mins of video content
  • visual aids
  • tracking tools
  • readings
  • the opportunity to ask questions of the instructor in the discussion area 

Please see the course curriculum below for details.

  • Sarah Lax, BA, CPM, LDM, CHN

    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Lax is a Certified Professional Midwife, practicing in Oregon and Washington. She holds a B.A. from Seattle University and graduated from Seattle Midwifery School (now Bastyr University). Sarah is also a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, a Holistic Pelvic Care™ provider, and a TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) provider. With over a decade of experience as a practicing midwife, Sarah has the pleasure of working as the in-house nutritionist with families at Vivante Midwifery and Women's Health, teaches as adjunct faculty in the Department of Midwifery at Bastyr University and is the owner of Beginnings Whole Body Nourishment. Born and raised in Portland Oregon, Sarah spends her free moments on nature outings with her husband and three children, exploring new foods, playing music, moving and finding quiet moments as a parent to breathe.

    Sarah Lax

    Certified Professional Midwife, Certified Holistic Nutritionist

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Welcome to GDM 101!
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    • Start Here!
    • Disclaimer
  • 02
    Step 1- Setting Your Foundation (Provider Course Gems)
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    • The “Who” and Risk Factors
    • Clearing the Waters- Client Stories
    • Food Mood Poop Tracking
    • The "Ideal" Diet
    • The Food (Sources)
    • GDM and Stress
    • (Option to skip straight to Step 2)- Omega 3s *Bonus Video
    • (Option to skip straight to Step 2)- Vitamin D3 *Bonus Video
    • (Option to skip straight to Step 2)- Magensium and More! *Bonus Video
    • (Option to skip straight to Step 2)- Digestion Animation *Bonus Video
    • Visual Aid- What is Gestational Diabetes? (Animation)
  • 03
    Step 2- GDM 101 For Thriving Families
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    • Blood Sugar Balancing 101
    • Detective Skills and Food As Medicine
    • The Stress Effect
    • Sweet Zzzzzz's
    • Love Your Liver
    • Move and Groove
    • Nutrients For Success and Closing
  • 04
    Step 3- Resources for Thriving Families
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    • Visual Aid- What is Gestational Diabetes? (Animation)
    • Visual Aid- Food Mood Poop Tracker
    • Visual Aid- Carbohydrate Continuum
    • Visual Aid- Tips to Improve Digestion
    • Stress, Sleep, and Mindfulness Resources
    • Visual Aid- 16 Tips to Champion Your Liver
    • Toxin Reduction Resources
    • Visual Aid- Fats and Oils: Which to Eat, Which to Ditch
    • Visual Aid- Supplement Tracker
    • Recipes/Meal Planning Support
    • Hungry For More?- Articles, Books, and Research, Oh My!

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  • By Jasmine Lampadarios

    “Comprehensive, easily understood with numerous illustrations and diagrams”

    “Comprehensive, easily understood with numerous illustrations and diagrams”

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