Jillian Michaels’ recently launched her brand new pregnancy book Yeah Baby! that explores the unknowns of pregnancy to new mama’s to expand your pregnancy knowledge.

It was great to chat with Jillian about her new book. I was thrilled to see that she includes a much more holistic approach then I’ve seen with other general pregnancy books {avoiding toxins, thyroid, supplementation, and more}.

Ms. Jillian Michaels:  “the reason I wanted to {write this book} is because I was absolutely stunned and aghast… that, A: the amount of misinformation, B: the amount of dated information, and C: the tremendous influence that Big Food and Big Pharma have on mainstream information simply because they do a lot of advertising in those publications and on those websites.”

I couldn’t agree more with that! There is a lot of dated info out there and a lot that’s being pushed by Big Pharma! So frustrating!

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Grab your copy of ‘Yeah Baby’ here!

It’s Okay to Get Another Opinion

Ms. Jillian Michaels:  “if it doesn’t feel right to you, get multiple opinions, please.  Be proactive because I think that we’re so quick to give up our way and say, “Oh, well, these doctors are gods.  They know everything.” We do that in various aspects of our lives.  They are the expert.  They know.

But, that isn’t the case. There are great lawyers, there are bad lawyers.  There are great doctors, there are bad doctors.  Doctors don’t know everything, and they know very little about nutrition or environmental toxins and so on.  So, be very proactive, get all the information, and then make the decisions that are right for your family. “

So so true mamas – it’s always a good idea to get a second opinion, especially if it doesn’t feel right.

Hormones and Pregnancy 

Ms. Jillian Michaels:   “my introduction to this conversation came because–and you’ll read this in the book, but what happened was, Heidi and I ended up in a fertility clinic not because she was infertile.  She’s 32 years old, perfectly healthy, but because we’re a same-sex couple.  So we get sent there because we’re going to be inseminated, and all of a sudden, they’re like, oh, we need to run all these tests.

 Why are you not getting pregnant with so much time having gone by?” They found that she was hyperthyroid, and I had no idea how dramatically the mother’s thyroid hormone impacts the baby, how significant and important it is.

We ended up having to get her thyroid levels in check, with Dr. Van Herle, who’s the book’s endocrinologist, –and I was like, well, what would have happened if she’d gotten pregnant?  Then what?  And she’s like, oh, we deal with it in the midst.  And I was like, why doesn’t anybody say this? 

How come nobody’s saying, “Hey, you know, if you’re going to get pregnant in the next X amount of years, just make sure you prep the body and you take six months at least to get your ducks in a row.”  No one has ever had that conversation with anyone I know, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Nutrition and Pregnancy

Ms. Jillian Michaels:  “I think a lot of women don’t appreciate that the things that we can do or you’re consuming while you’re pregnant have such a dramatic, long-term impact on your child from not only their taste in certain foods but in their level or amount of fat cells, whether or not they’re predisposed to obesity, their IQ, their long-term earning potential, their cardiovascular conditioning.

You’ll never have a chance for the rest of both your lives to influence them positively in the way you can when you’re growing them inside your tummy.

I think when women see how powerful they truly are with their food choices: your child’s intelligence, their healthy weight, their athleticism, their tastes in foods– that’s when they’ll really be motivated.”

The Modern Mama’s Guide to Mastering Pregnancy.

You know Jillian Michaels as the world’s leading fitness expert, celebrity trainer, author and a renowned nutritionist; but she’s also a proud mother of two. In Yeah Baby! Jillian, along with her team of top-notch experts, will change everything you think you know about pregnancy. Arming you with the most cutting-edge information available, so you can make the right choices for you and your little one.

Inside the book they will help you:

  • navigate the hidden dangers in your immediate environment
  • understand the check-ups, tests, and treatments your doctor recommends
  • provide powerful solutions for all your issues, from heartburn and swollen feet to more serious medical concerns
  • learn how to optimize every facet of your child’s development, from IQ and long-term earning potential to future level of physical fitness and even taste preferences!

Grab your copy of ‘Yeah Baby’ here!

Jillian dove into this topic of prenatal health that is outside of her perceived fitness style to show that your health is super important during pregnancy. The book is not only well-written, but relevant when it comes to holistic topics such as supplementation, what to avoid and how to minimize toxins during your pregnancy.

Her book is a great addition to all of my exercises, workouts, deep core strengthening and my Push Prep Method which you will find in my Knocked-Up Fitness Membership, DVD’s and book ‘The Knocked-Up Fitness Guide to Pregnancy’.

Jillian Michaels book is worth the read to become aware of the adventure you are about to embark on through your pregnancy; understanding check-ups, tests and doctor recommended treatments to protect your baby inside before we get your body back after baby. The information inside this book is a great source of information to correspond with the purchase of The Knocked-Up Fitness Membership to stay healthy, fit and confident throughout your pregnancy.

 

Follow Jillian Michaels on Twitter and Facebook #YeahBabyBook

 

Jillian Michaels Expert Dream Team:

  • Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, MD is an Ob-Gyn, a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, and board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine.
  • Andrea Orbeck is a PregnancyFitness Specialist who holds an advanced degree in Kinesiology and Intracellular Physiology.
  • Katja VanHerle, MD is one of America’s Top Physicians in Endocrinology as named by Consumer Research Council of America.
  • Cheryl Forberg, RD is an award-winning registered dietitian, chef, and New York Times bestselling author.
  • Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP is a pediatrician who specializes in infant nutrition and breastfeeding

 

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