Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Preparing for Pregnancy

No, I'm not preparing for pregnancy yet. My plan is to give birth to a school and a community and then see how we feel about having another child.

But I am eager to participate in the final Purposeful Conception course of the year. I was at my healthiest when I was preparing for conception in the eight months before Matt and I started trying. I'm eager to prioritize myself again.

I got negative feedback about the fact that I didn't contribute much in the community area during the last course, so I'm looking forward to participating frequently this time around.

I'd love it if you could join us! See more details below...

Are you thinking about getting pregnant or are you already actively trying? Welcome to Purposeful Conception! This course is for all of us.

The idea is simple: bringing a baby into the world is both an overwhelming joy and a life-changing commitment. When we approach conception with intention and purpose, we create a welcoming and prepared space for children in our lives. Many of us spend months or years planning our weddings and/or working to advance our careers. Why not also devote time toward preparing to bring a child into the world?

This online course will help us position our minds, bodies, and lives for pregnancy. Over the course of four weeks, a new lesson will be uploaded each weekday. The lessons will address a whole host of topics, such as preparing your body through solid nutrition and exercise, finding balance between what you can and cannot control, making space in your life for pregnancy, deciding whether to track your cycle, building a solid partnership as a foundation for your future family, and much, much more. As a participant in the course, you'll receive information, tips, reflection exercises and prompts, and a community of like-minded kindred spirits who are on a journey similar to your own.

Interested in learning more? Visit the Course Overview or About the Author. Or Register Now!

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Kelsey said...

I loved your Purposeful Conception course! I'll definitely take it again when we're actually thinking of conceiving. But even though we weren't it was a very good reflection on the aspects of a healthy, balanced life.

Allyn said...

I took the course this past spring before we started "trying" and thought it was marvelous. We haven't conceived thus far, but I am hopeful (we really did just get "serious" a month and a half or so ago). Now we are just waiting on the sequel, "Purposeful Pregnancy"

Sara E. Cotner said...

Thank you both for your kind words! There have been some negative reactions to the course, so I'm always trying to improve it. I'm really excited about this go-around.

And, Allyn, I'm probably going to skip straight to Purposeful Parenthood! I think there would be too much overlap between the conception and the pregnancy course.

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Allyn said...

I could understand skipping a "purposeful pregnancy course" because I think you're right, a lot of the course was about being/staying healthy and things to do early to get ready for being pregnant. I would love a parenthood class that incorporate Montessori principles (I've read Montesorri from the start and I've two more to read on the subject). As a non-Montessori person, I am still trying to wrap my head around all the concepts

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