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Functional nutrition in postpartum is the missing link to mental health, community care, and sustainable postpartum well-being.

Connect to the root of healing and
join the revolution of professionals making a difference as Certified Postpartum Nutrition Professionals.

Functional nutrition in postpartum is the missing link to mental health, community care, and sustainable postpartum well-being.

Connect to the root of healing and
join the revolution of professionals making a difference as Certified Postpartum Nutrition Professionals.

As a professional in the field, you are not only witnessing the rise of chronic health concerns in the years postpartum, you've probably experienced them yourself, too.
  • 7 of every 10 women are prescribed prescription drugs in pregnancy.

  • More than 30% of women in postpartum will be diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

  • Women are at a 28% increased risk of developing a postpartum autoimmune disease in the first year after birth.

  • Babies are suffering with increased childhood illnesses and disease.
This new reality is not only negatively shaping motherhood, it's changing the landscape of community and human health as a whole.
And here's the truth:
  • 80% of postpartum women are deemed moderately to severely nutrient deficient due to the high demands of breastfeeding, physical recovery, and hormonal changes, along with excessive misinformation surrounding healthy foods during this sensitive time.

  • Low levels of certain nutrients, including folate, vitamin D, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids mimic symptoms of depression and anxiety.

  • The second biggest biologically normal change in postpartum is to the nervous system, which completely alters gut function and digestion, making absorption of nutrients more challenging.

  • Nutrition as a missing link between physical, emotional, and hormonal recovery. No matter what you do and provide, if nutrition repletion is not part of the care plan, it will never be enough.

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It's time to we get back to the roots of health and nourishment and profoundly change the postpartum paradigm as we know it.
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We need professionals like you.
Together, as midwives, doulas, nutritionists, doctors, chiropractors, counselors, mothers, and more, we can offer a holistic whole body approach to healing the mind, body, and soul of postpartum women everywhere through proper nourishment.

Not only are we effectively changing the lives of mothers and their families, but we are also fulfilling a vision of better care for future generations.

This Program is $1897 with payment plans available.
The only way in which we can change the progressively worsening postpartum healthcare crisis is by:

  • Expanding your understanding of the physiological and psychological changes of postpartum.

  • Addressing the root cause of dysfunction, disease, and dis-regulation, including repletion and absorption.

  • Experiencing community relationships that support continuity of care, integrity, and growth.

  • Interweaving science, cultural traditions, and women's stories into a sustainable practice.

  • Healing your own motherhood journey and health while creating long term generational well-being.

  • Empowering mothers and families while witnessing long term recovery that nourishes for a lifetime.

Imagine a world where all providers are taught about the significance of nutrition and given evidence-based information that supported the natural rhythms of a postpartum body.

Imagine supporting clients beyond coping and into deep authentic healing that carries them through menopause.

Welcome to the Postpartum Nutrition
Certification Program!
Functional nutrition in postpartum is the missing link to mental health, community care, and sustainable postpartum well-being.

When you understand functional nutrition within the context of WHOLE BODY wellness, as well as how to implement this knowledge into your practice, you'll be changing the outcomes of your clients, their children, and their lives forever.

This training is a 12-week course and will cover these key points:
1. Significance of Nutrition in Postpartum
  • Depletion and its effects on maternal healing
  • Impact on infant development
  • Autoimmune issues and correlations
2. Physiology of the Gut after Birth
  • The physical changes that impact nourishment in mothers
  • Enzyme and gastric juice levels
  • The effects of traditional practices such as warming techniques
3. Nutrition and Breastfeeding
  • Eating to nourish the healing mother and the growing baby at the same time
  • The biggest breastfeeding myth and how it's composition varies based on the mother's nutrient levels
  • Additional considerations
4. Nourishing Foods and Repletion Recommendations
  • The real length of postpartum and the long-term impact of nourishment
  • Specific foods that support healing faster and why they work
  • Careful considerations around vitamins and supplements
5. Culture, Food Preferences, and Dietary Restrictions
  • Nourishing with vegetarianism/veganism, guidelines and recommendations
  • Addressing food restrictions and cultural practices
  • Honoring and nourishing a mother with unique needs
6. Implementation for Birth Professionals
  • How to use this alongside your business
  • Best practices for applying this information
  • Further recommendations
Welcome to The Postpartum Nutrition
Certification Program!
Functional nutrition in postpartum is the missing link to mental health, community care, and sustainable postpartum well-being.

When you understand functional nutrition within the context of WHOLE BODY wellness, as well as how to implement this knowledge into your practice, you'll be changing the outcomes of your clients, their children, and their lives forever.

This training is a 12-week course and will cover these key points:
1. Significance of Nutrition in Postpartum
  • Depletion and its effects on maternal healing
  • Impact on infant development
  • Autoimmune issues and correlations
2. Physiology of the Gut after Birth
  • The physical changes that impact nourishment in mothers
  • Enzyme and gastric juice levels
  • The effects of traditional practices such as warming techniques
3. Nutrition and Breastfeeding
  • Eating to nourish the healing mother and the growing baby at the same time
  • The biggest breastfeeding myth and how it's composition varies based on the mother's nutrient levels
  • Additional considerations
4. Nourishing Foods and Repletion Recommendations
  • The real length of postpartum and the long-term impact of nourishment
  • Specific foods that support healing faster and why they work
  • Careful considerations around vitamins and supplements
5. Culture, Food Preferences, and Dietary Restrictions
  • Nourishing with vegetarianism/veganism, guidelines and recommendations
  • Addressing food restrictions and cultural practices
  • Honoring and nourishing a mother with unique needs
6. Implementation for Birth Professionals
  • How to use this alongside your business
  • Best practices for applying this information
  • Further recommendations
Featured at Universities, Conferences, and Publications
around the world, including:
Here's The Details:
The Postpartum Nutrition Certification includes a mix of recorded video presentations, PDF downloads, live (and recorded) Q&A calls once every other week, links to scientific journals and articles, lifetime access, and a certification presented to you in your name (along with a logo for your advertising needs).

You will also receive a print copy via mail of the Postpartum Nutrition Plan (for US students only).

Next Program Begins: September, 2024

No prior experience or background in science, nutrition, traditional studies, or postpartum care needed.

This training is for a limited group, to create the best environment for learning.
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How It Works:
  • The Postpartum Nutrition Certification Program is an online comprehensive 12-week training.

  • One module is released every other week on our online learning platform, where you can watch the pre-recorded videos and download class material on your own time.

  • We meet twice a month through live (and recorded) sessions to answer your questions and provide deeper perspectives.

  • A manageable pace allows for 2-3 hours of study every two weeks with an additional month for completion of all materials.

  • No exams, lengthy reports, or evaluations from clients needed. Each module requires a short quiz of multiple choice and short answer questions for complete assessment in understanding.

  • The famous Postpartum Nutrition Plan is included and you will receive a print copy in the mail (shipping for the US available).

  • Links to scientific journals and articles, as well as cultural reviews are provided at length for each module.
What You Get with the Postpartum Nutrition Certification Program
  • Evidence-Based Education: Access to comprehensive, evidence-based education tailored to postpartum, which enables you to provide the highest level of support to mothers.
 
  • Postpartum Nutrition Plan: Provided to you and sent to you via e-course and snail mail! Emphasizes long-term personal health as well as client transformation.
 
  • Bi-Monthly Live Training + Business Support: Ongoing calls and meet-ups to answer your questions, address your needs, and give you the mentorship you crave!
 
  • Recognized Industry Leaders: Gain recognition and credibility within the broader healthcare community, as you are part of a platform that elevates your expertise.
 
  • Lifetime Access: Never lose access to your training! Always have access to your training as well as updates, new research, and any new material created for your success (no yearly fees required).
 
  • REAL Credentials: You are a Certified Postpartum Nutrition Professional and can use the acronym CPPNP at the end of your name.


What Can You Do as a Certified Postpartum Nutrition Professional?

Your options are expansive! Teach, coach, hold classes, add services to your existing practice, and so much more.
When you're certified to provide nutrition support for the years postpartum, you increase your satisfaction rates, create credibility and career advancement, expand your expertise in a growing field, and provide your community with the missing link to postpartum health.
"Maranda's style is accessible and engaging, and I loved the way that she backed up her knowledge with solid research.
The icing on the cake was receiving a copy of her fantastic 'Postpartum Nutrition Plan' which I will use regularly to support my clients in their homes so that they feel truly nourished and nurtured. Thanks again, Maranda, I feel so grateful for your wisdom and expertise."

- JOJO HOGAN, Maternal Postpartum Care Specialist

"Maranda has a knowledge about postpartum nutrition that is unsurpassed. As an herbalist I know that food and herbs are medicine and are vital in healing but after I became a doula...
I realized there was so little information on food in postpartum. What Maranda is teaching is vital knowledge for any doula or professional dealing with postpartum women. The Postpartum Nutrition Plan should be standard "going home" material with every woman who leaves a hospital with a baby (just like formula samples and blankets). This was an investment that will benefit my clients for years to come."

- STEFANIE FARIO, Herbalist, Certified Birth & Certified Postpartum Doula


"I loved the whole content, it's packed with up to date information, very practical and relatable.
Also Maranda is very clear and easy to understand (as English is not my first language). I would recommend this training to anyone working with mothers in the childbearing years and beyond. Thank you Maranda, you are such an inspiration and I will be always grateful for your work and for this opportunity to learn from you."

- KIM DEWEY, Postpartum Doula, Childcare specialist, Certified Yoga Teacher


"Maranda Bower is an absolute delight! Her vast knowledge, along with dedication to science and research makes this course invaluable for anyone serving clients in the postpartum period.
She manages to synthesize a huge amount of complex information into easy to understand bites. I am so grateful to have found this course and highly recommend it to anyone wishing to deepen their insights into postpartum healing."

- LISA NOBIS, Certifying Birth Doula

Who Should Take This Course?
This course is developed for the busy Postpartum Professional who understands the significance of functional nutrition in health and well-being.

Midwives, doulas, nutritionists, doctors, chiropractors, counselors, health coaches, nurses, herbalists, mothers, and more who are serving women's healthcare and actively working to change the postpartum paradigm as we know it.

No matter your field, if you are supporting postpartum women, this knowledge is essential for all practices.

The care and future of motherhood relies on us.

Although this program is designed to educate, support, and ally postpartum professionals, this is not a fit for you if:
  • You expect to learn the outdated method of counting calories or nutrient intake values.

  • You are uncomfortable with digital, self-directed learning.

  • You believe that you are limited by your profession or that nutrition is out of your "scope of practice".

Who Should Take This Course?
This course is developed for the busy Postpartum Professional who understands the significance of functional nutrition in health and well-being.

Midwives, doulas, nutritionists, doctors, chiropractors, counselors, health coaches, nurses, herbalists, mothers, and more who are serving women's healthcare and actively working to change the postpartum paradigm as we know it.

No matter your field, if you are supporting postpartum women, this knowledge is essential for all practices.

The care and future of motherhood relies on us.

Although this program is designed to educate, support, and ally postpartum professionals, this is not a fit for you if:
  • You expect to learn the outdated method of counting calories or nutrient intake values.

  • You are uncomfortable with digital, self-directed learning.

  • You believe that you are limited by your profession or that nutrition is out of your "scope of practice".

Root Cause Care
One of the biggest medical myths is that the body functions in separate parts rather than as a whole. In postpartum, the physiological shifts temporarily redefine digestion and alter absorption, impacting every aspect of the body.

Root Cause Care recognizes that an imbalance in nourishment creates long lasting symptoms that have been labeled as "normal". Depression, anxiety, bloating, fatigue, major hair loss, hormone imbalance, depletion, autoimmune issues, organ dysfunction, and so much more are all too common but far from normal.


In the Postpartum Nutrition Certification Program, you'll learn an evidence-based framework to supporting your clients at their foundational roots, helping prevent and eliminate these symptoms while creating balance and health.
When you join the team of professionals within the Postpartum Nutrition Certification Program, you'll walk away with:

  • The only functional nutrition certification program specific to postpartum physiology and psychology.

  • Lifetime community access with other professionals changing the face of postpartum, including additional ongoing trainings, special events, and expert coaching.

  • Evidence-based information backed by science, cultural traditions, and the stories of women and providers around the world.

  • Business support tools and methods to create your business or combine your new knowledge within your existing practice.

  • Support to heal your own motherhood journey and health (we believe that you are your first client).

Join the Nutritional Revolution to help all mothers recover fully.

LIVE TRAINING BEGINS ON

September, 2024
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This certification is non-refundable. Gifting or selling your seat is welcome and requires notification to Postpartum University®.
Fequently Asked Questions
  • How much time do I need to set aside to complete this certification?
You need about 1-2 hours per week to stay on top of the certification. You'll also have about 4 weeks after the program finishes to complete any tests and work needed. This is to give us busy providers and mamas lots of space to enjoy, learn, and integrate the course fully.
 
  • What are my credentials after I graduate?
You will graduate with the title "Certified Postpartum Nutrition Professional". Your credentials are CPPNP and may be used at the end of your name.
 
  • Are the live calls recorded? What if I can't be there?
Absolutely! We have people joining us from all over the world so making sure we are accessible to everyone is top priority. All the calls are done live but recorded. And you can submit your questions in advance if you cannot be with us live.
 
  • How will this help me grow my career?
This certification may act as a stand-alone career or be combined with another expertise or profession. Many people use this to provide coaching services, teach classes, online programs, or even provide nutrition services. Your options are endless and we will show you how!
 
  • Are there trainings on how I can apply the knowledge from the certification program?
You bet. We provide case study coaching examples, scope of practice information, an entire library of business support tools, and even Mentorship Support options. So no matter where you are in business or what your dreams are in sharing this information, we are fully prepared to support you every step of the way.
 
  •  Who regulates this certification program?
In the US, there are no government certifying bodies or regulation boards that license or certify holistic providers, practitioners, or nutritionists. Postpartum University®'s Postpartum Nutrition Certification Program operates independently, which brings you more quality, higher standards and code of ethics, as well as ongoing support. As a graduate of this program, you can use the title "Certified Postpartum Nutrition Professional" or "CPPNP" at the end of your name, which can be used internationally.

    • Do I have to be a professional? What if I'm just starting? What if I'm a mom wanting this information?
    Everyone is welcome. No prior experience or background in science, nutrition, traditional studies, or postpartum care is needed.
     
    • Why is there limited space in each cohort?
    We want to provide the best learning environment possible for everyone. That means keeping cohort sizes small so that each individual gets their needs met.
     
    • What's required of me to get my certification?
    No exams, lengthy reports, or evaluations from clients are needed. Each module requires a test of multiple choice and short answer questions for a complete assessment of understanding.
     
    • Does taking this certification make me a nutritionist or dietician?
    Completing this certification program does not make you a nutritionist or dietician, and one must follow the strict guidelines provided to you by your state and country. This course does not provide clinical experience or the right/ability to practice medicine.
     
    • Is there access to support and community?
    A program without support and community is worth pennies. We absolutely provide you with ongoing support and connection. So even after you graduate, you will always have access to your engaged community. No additional fees are required.
     
    • Do you offer scholarships?
    The scholarship application opens after the course registration closes. As a head up, we have a lot of people applying and priority often goes to BIPOC women and those living in less privileged countries and communities. If you are on the wait-list, you'll be notified of the scholarships as soon as it goes live!
     
    • Does this program provide Continuing Education Credits for providers in the healthcare field?
    Let's be honest, the process of becoming approved across multiple organizations is very limiting. Not only is it costly and time-consuming, it often requires strict adherence to outdated information (oiy do we have stories to share!). Our Certification Program meets the requirements for continuing education credits, and we have included a curriculum guide that you may use to submit for possible credits. If you don't have your Curriculum Guide yet, you can download one here.
     
    • I have questions. Whom do I contact?
    We are happy to answer any questions you may have. You can contact our team at admin @ postpartumU.com
    Meet Maranda Bower and Postpartum University®

    Maranda Bower is the CEO and Founder of Postpartum University®, dedicated to empowering both mothers and professionals in redefining maternal well-being. With her extensive expertise in biology, nutrition, and perinatal mental health, she stands as a pioneering figure in the field.

    Maranda possesses a profound understanding of the intricate physiological processes that underpin postpartum well-being. As a prolific researcher and accomplished author, including the bestselling book "Reclaiming Postpartum Wellness," her impactful work extends globally. She’s also the founder of the Postpartum Nutrition Certification Program, the only functional nutrition certification dedicated to the unique period that is postpartum.

    She lives in her beautiful homestead in Alaska with her husband, 4 children, and many unruly chickens.
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