How a Nutritionist can support you
Fuel for fertility
Healing through health
Supplements and sustenance, simplified
Meet our Nutrition Experts
Janine Higbie, MS, CNS
Tamsin (Tammy) Jordan, MS, RD, CDN
Rachel Lucke, MS, CNS, LDN
Emily Kilar MS, CNS, LDN, CLC
Danielle Shea Tan MS, CNS, LDN, CLC
Some states don’t require nutritionists to be licensed, which can make it difficult to find trusted and reliable nutritionists who have extensive knowledge and experience, especially in perinatal nutrition. With the help of our team of expert advisors, we have sought nutritionists who have rigorous and reputable degrees in supporting women when it comes to fertility, prenatal, and postpartum nutrition. Our nutrition experts are certified Registered Dietitians (RDs), Certified Nutrition Specialists (CNS), and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN), each with different credentialing requirements. RDs, for example, have earned at least a 4-year degree in nutrition sciences, completed at least 1,200 hours of supervised practice, and passed a board exam. Many of our experts have advanced degrees in complementary fields, too, like life coaching and holistic health coaching to enhance their work with clients.
It varies. Some women meet with a nutritionist just once while others need a few follow-up visits for check-ins, tweaks to their action plan, and accountability. If you’re managing a chronic condition or hormonal imbalance or making significant nutrition modifications, it may be common to have regular visits with a nutritionist for ongoing maintenance.
How do I know if I really need support from a nutritionist?
When you are feeling overwhelmed by the contradictory nutrition advice out there or just want to feel more confident around meal time, it’s probably time to call a nutritionist. Those who most benefit are those who:
- Feel overwhelmed by conflicting nutrition information in the media
- Know what you “should” eat but are having difficulty making it happen amidst demands of life as an expecting or new mom.
- Have dietary restrictions or preferences that limit your food options
- Have an existing diagnosis or condition
- Are at risk of, or have been diagnosed with, gestational diabetes or another pregnancy complication
- Struggled with your prior pregnancy or postpartum experience
- Would feel relief and support having an expert guide you