Seattle Preconception, Fertility, and Prenatal Nutrition Care 

Whether you are trying to conceive or already pregnant, it is never too late to start focusing on your nutrition to improve pregnancy outcomes and support the health of your baby.

Nutrition is a powerful support tool for improving the health of you and your baby, addressing common issues, and having a better experience throughout the journey to motherhood.

We’re here to help guide you, support you, and help you address and resolve the conditions you may face along the way. We bring both experience and expertise as we listen intently to your needs and challenges, and give you the time and attention you deserve.

 Common conditions + life stages we offer support with: 

  • Infertility 
  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Gestational Diabetes 
  • Preconception planning 
  • Prenatal nutrition 
  • Postpartum nutrient repletion 
  • Anemia 

Preconception and Fertility 

Building healthy nutrition habits at least three months prior to conception can help reduce time to pregnancy, improve pregnancy outcomes, and positively impact the health of the baby– making preconception nutrition important for anyone trying to conceive! 

Individuals and couples that have been diagnosed with infertility or the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected and timed intercourse (or after 6-months, if over the age or 35) are typically referred to a fertility specialist. Fertility-promoting foods, movement, and targeted supplements can be complementary to fertility interventions like ovulation induction medications, intrauterine insemination (IUI), and in-vitro fertilization (IVF). 

According to the CDC, PCOS is the most common cause of infertility, affecting somewhere between 6-12% of reproductive aged women in the US. Nutrition and lifestyle modifications are primary intervention strategies for PCOS management both of which can improve ovulation and hormonal balance. 

Early Pregnancy

The first trimester of pregnancy can include unpleasant symptoms like nausea and fatigue as pregnancy hormones and blood volume increase. Some also notice changes in appetite, symptoms like heartburn, and sleep disturbances as well. Nutrition interventions can be helpful for managing these symptoms and for navigating food aversions. 

A nutritionist can also offer education and support regarding foods to avoid and foods to emphasize for a healthy pregnancy. 

Late Pregnancy

Nutrition interventions for late pregnancy are often centered around the increasing nutrient demands. Overall energy needs increase throughout pregnancy as well as needs for protein, iron, vitamin D, choline, calcium, iodine, and many other nutrients needed for the growing baby. 

A nutritionist can also help you plan for the postpartum period when nutrient demands are even higher than pregnancy! Creating a plan for postpartum can look like prepping meals for the freezer, scheduling a meal delivery service, setting up a meal train, and/or stocking your pantry with supportive foods.

Nutritional Counseling:

We have Certified Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians on our team that specialize in women’s health, preconception, fertility, pre- and postnatal care. Our providers emphasize food first for these important life stages and take a collaborative approach to meet our clients wherever they are. 

Call us today at 206-853-0534 and schedule an appointment with one of our preconception and prenatal nutrition providers.