This course is offered annually, typically starting in late June.

Learn to coach women pre through post-natal to use food as medicine! 

Being pregnant, giving birth, and nursing can be depleting to a woman's nutrition stores making quality health and mothering a challenge. As nutritionists, we have the unique opportunity to provide counseling and support to women in all stages of childbearing and the early years of mothering.

This 4 week course covers:

  • The five stages of childbearing and the mother’s nutritional needs in each.
  • Applying the principle of building during the childbearing years.
  • The specific nutrient needs for each stage.
  • Nutrition and lifestyle management of specific conditions in pregnancy (i.e. iron deficiency anemia, hyperemesis gravidarum, gestational diabetes, hypertension, etc.).
  • Clinical applications.

Taught mostly via Zoom, weeks 1-3 are a combination of didactic, application, and integration of what has been covered. The fourth week is dedicated to clinical application; questions and case scenarios are welcome! Each week also includes an hour of asynchronous content to help you prepare for the live class.

This course is designed to support doulas, midwives, nutritionists, nurses, NDs and others working with individuals and couples who are either preparing for pregnancy or are pregnant. Participants will learn targeted nutrition support and gain new skills.

Join this practice-based training and learn to design bio-individualized nutrition plans in your practice.

Get CEUs!

This course is worth 12 CEU hours for many professions, including:
  • 12 CEUs for National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP)
  • 12 CEUs for NDs to be applied for through OBNM


Meet the Instructor

Dr. Vileka Fisher

Vileka Fisher Photo-jpegDr. Vileka Fisher is a licensed Naturopathic Physician, midwife, and an adjunct faculty member at Portland Community College. Dr. Fisher graduated from NUNM in 2021 with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Certificate in Natural Childbirth. They achieved the state requirements for board certification in natural childbirth/Naturopathic midwifery by completing a rigorous two-year internship in Naturopathic midwifery at a busy primary care and birth center facility located in Portland, Oregon. In addition to her doctorate, Dr. Fisher has a Master of Science in nutrition from NUNM and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Corban University.

Their clinical interests include family medicine, midwifery and reproductive healthcare, mental health, LGBTQIA+ healthcare, and weight neutral nutrition. Dr. Fisher strives to employ the framework of Health at Every Size ® with all her patients.

When she is not working or learning, Dr. Fisher reads lots of books, eats good local food, attempts to roller skate, and enjoys quality time with her spouse and two cats, Beans and Momo.


Upcoming Start Dates & Cost 

For questions, please contact Amy Evans at or 971-722-6672.