Build-A-Bump – Optimizing Prenatal Health

Posted on by Margo Gladding

build-a-bumpAs a nutritionist, one of my passions is to celebrate the uniqueness of each of my clients. Over the years, I have been eager to learn about and incorporate genomic testing and functional lab testing into my practice to help further personalize diet, lifestyle and nutrient recommendations. So, when I recently heard about a new lab testing program designed to optimize prenatal health, I was intrigued. Called Build-A-Bump, this prenatal testing panel uncovers important biochemical imbalances and nutrient deficiencies so that a woman knows exactly what key nutrients she needs to take, to best support her and her baby’s health. For many women, simply taking a prenatal vitamin may not enough. In fact, without knowing exact nutrient levels, it can even pose risks to both mom and baby. Having too much or too little of certain nutrients can be harmful. In an effort to provide greater personalized support for moms-to-be, Build-A-Bump was created to identify critical nutrients that many doctors do not test for, including copper, folate, iron, zinc and vitamin D. These nutrients can play a role in miscarriage, premature labor, neural tube defects, breastfeeding difficulties, hypertension, allergies, asthma, learning disabilities and more. This unique prenatal panel also includes a lipid test to help ensure that cholesterol and triglycerides are well balanced. After completing the testing, women are given specific recommendations for a prenatal formula and additional supportive nutrients. Village Green is excited to partner with Build-A-Bump and offer the highest quality nutritional supplements outlined in one’s test results. For any woman who is pregnant or wanting to conceive, I highly recommend Build-A-Bump’s prenatal testing. It’s affordable, easy to do, and can help women address biochemical imbalances necessary to optimize prenatal nutrition so that women can have the healthiest babies possible. If you'd like to find out more, visit Build-A-Bump online. You can also tune in to our radio show, Essentials of Healthy Living, on Sunday, January 25, or check our radio archive after the broadcast, to hear an interview with Dan Hanson, the owner of DHA Laboratory and founder of Build-A-Bump prenatal testing. Photo from here, with thanks.