Our Passion for Healthy Families

Emily Rydbom, CN, BCHN, CNP, and CEO
Leslie Stone, MD and CMO.

The nutrition and energy that passes through you and into your baby as they grow will create an environment with the potential to decrease the risk of chronic disease in your family for generations.

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Dedicated to genetic potential through nutrition, our partnership with Metagenics celebrates the uniqueness of the individual. Metagenics with GrowBaby brings education and nutrients into the hands of those who need it most.

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GrowBaby is passionate about meeting the needs of every mother and child no matter the challenge. Our grant work, both locally and regionally works to change the type of and access to care that ALL mothers and children need.

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Our GrowBaby Mom and GrowBaby Pro apps were created to address the nutrient needs of pregnancy. Highly customizable, our apps solve for the most common question, "What am I supposed to eat?

Preterm Birth (PTB): Is defined as infants born <37 weeks gestation.A history of PTB is the major risk factor for recurrence. Preterm births cost the United States more than $26 billion annually.

Small for Gestational Age (SGA): Is defined as infants born at a birth weight below the 10th percentile for gestational age. Small(SGA) babies are at the highest risk for developing obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease as they age (child, teenager and adult).

Large for Gestational Age (LGA): Is defined as infants born at a birth weight greater than the 90th percentile. There is a grading system for defining weight:

Grade 1: 4000-4499 grams

Grade 2: 4500-4999 grams

Grade 3: >5000 grams

Large (LGA) Babies are at the highest risk for developing obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease as they age (child, teenager and adult).

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Is defined as an abnormal oral 50gram glucose tolerance test (GTT) of >140 and a subsequent 3 hour glucose tolerance with 2 abnormal results-one being the fasting level.Obesity and Gestational Diabetes increases the likelihood of large for gestational age babies. Once diagnosed with GDM, there is a 35-60% chance of developing DMII within 20 years after pregnancy.

Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH): Is defined as previously normotensive woman with the new onset of hypertension (systolic blood pressure ≥140 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure ≥90 mmHg on two occasions at least four hours apart with proteinuria). Pregnancy Induced Hypertension increases the likelihood of small for gestational age babies.

Common nutrient deficiencies in pregnancy increase the risk of PIH andGestational Diabetes, Preterm Birth, and also Autism, Allergy, andAsthma in the baby. These deficiencies are modifiable.

*Babies born AGA or appropriate for gestational age are term infants with a birth weight of 2500-3999 grams