Powerful Nutritional Management
During Preconception and Pregnancy

If you knew there was a way to decrease the risk of chronic disease in your baby, would you make the changes during pregnancy? The proper energy and nutrition that passes through you and into your baby as they grow will create an environment with the potential to decrease the risk of asthma, allergies, cardiometabolic disease, autism spectrum disorders, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. Did you know that by approaching pregnancy the GrowBaby Way you dramatically decrease the risk of gestational diabetes, pregnancy induced hypertension, and small and large for gestational age babies? GrowBaby will help teach you that your decisions are powerful. The foods you choose will change the way that your body responds to pregnancy and improve your health outcomes and those of your child.
Emily Rydbom, B.A., CNC, CNP, CHN is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and Certified Nutrition Professional, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, as well as a Certified Lifestyle Educator. She is the owner of GrowBaby, LLC, mother of 2, and has been practicing the functional nutrition approach to pregnancy for over 5 years. She co-published the study, "Customized Nutritional Enhancement for Pregnant Women Appears to Lower Incidence of Common Maternal and Neonatal Complications" printed in - Global Advances in Health and Medicine with Dr. Leslie Stone and others. She has an active clinical practice, working beside Dr. Stone, helping women reach their nutrition and pregnancy health goals. Her passions include empowering women during the preconception, pregnancy, and postnatal time period, and teaching families about healthy nutrition and lifestyle balance from 6 months-5+ years. Her undergraduate degree completed at Southern Oregon University followed by her postgraduate training through Bauman College, Berkeley, California.
Leslie P. Stone, M.D., IFM-CP, board certified in family practice, with a fellowship in surgical obstetrics.  She is an International lecturer on developmental programming of disease and application of individualized functional medicine care during pregnancy.  Her passion is helping parents capture the miraculous during pregnancy by changing habits, their lives and empowering life in and out of the womb. She is the primary consultant for GrowBabyHealth.com, an individualized nutrition and lifestyle program promoting generational health. She has been delivering babies since 1982 and has delivered nearly 5000 children. She is owner of Ashland Comprehensive Family Medicine—Stone Medical in Ashland, Oregon where she continues to practice.

Her ongoing clinical research centers around aspects of the developmental programming of health, functional medicine approach to pregnancy, and comparing birth practices including vaginal births after cesarean and water births with other birthing experiences.

Her undergraduate degree was from Washington State University in Physiological Psychiatry was followed by her MD from University of Washington Seattle, Internship in OB/GYN Oregon Health Sciences University, Residency at UCLA in Family Medicine, Surgical Obstetric Fellowship at UCLA Ventura and further Certification in Functional Medicine.
We're passionate about equipping expectant moms and practitioners with further education about nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Visit our eLearning shop to learn more.
GrowBaby Mom® is an individualized nutrition program responsive to all three trimesters of pregnancy, including breastfeeding. It is readily adaptable to preconception nutrition, healthy baby weight management, and stress management. The focus is on what you can do, not what you can't do. Don't worry about tracking calories, we've already done that for you. Know that your GrowBaby plan will track the nutrient density of your foods. Nutrient density is far more important than caloric density, but don't worry, we've got you covered there too. The nutrition lifestyle that you adopt while pregnant will have an impact on many generations of your family, not just the baby that's growing inside of you. This lifestyle can be learned in 9 months with the right tools and the right support. Our tools may seem simple, but that's because we've calculated your needs based on you as an individual. We've done it all for you so you don't have to worry about anything else. All you have to do it eat and grow your baby. Learn more about validated evidence and scientific support for GrowBaby®.
We're breaking down the barriers to good nutrition
Scientifically validated nutritional management options
Excellent tracking capabilities readily adjustable to moms needs throughout pregnancy
Mom-ready references for every grocery store trip and nutritive bite
User-friendly for mom with visually appealing educational tools
Positive reinforcement for good nutritional choices
Contract-free pricing
Mobile Web App for Mom
Food tracking
Shopping lists
Glossary references
Much more!
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