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What Would Make Your Pregnancy Amazing?

Let’s find out together.

If you are looking for extra support for having a healthy pregnancy, you are in the right place.

I would love to help you have a healthier, more confident pregnancy (more on what this means below). 

For a supportive group experience, check out my Confident Pregnancy Courses at this link. 

If you are looking for a completely personalized experience, keep reading. 

I specialize in examining how your body is working to determine where it may need support (nutritional or lifestyle) to help you have the best pregnancy you can in your situation. My approach is different than most obstetricians and midwives, so let me explain a bit more. 

Let Me Introduce Myself

I’m Melinda Delisle, also known as Melinda Delisle-Clark. I help pregnant women and moms be healthier, feel confident, and find their inner strength so we can not only be great for our families, but also have the life we want being our best selves. I take a non-judgmental approach – I believe the only person who knows the right options for you is YOU.

I started teaching childbirth classes in 2000, just before my second son was born.  I am Lamaze certified, Bradley Method and DONA trained, and am completing my Masters in Human Nutrition this year.  I love figuring out how to solve problems, especially when it comes to making pregnancy and parenting better for all of us.

Since I started teaching, I have helped hundreds of women have healthier, more fulfilling pregnancies and births on their terms.  I would honored to be part of your journey as well.

Melinda Delisle, MS, LCCE​​

Healthy Pregnancy Coach, Childbirth Educator, Clinical Nutritionist

My (Functional) Approach to Prenatal Health

Our bodies are amazing – every cell completes many chemical reactions (sometimes thousands!) every second, keeping track of what needs to happen and coordinating it all with other cells and systems in the body.  Pregnancy makes the body work harder because of the amount of effort needed to create a whole new little human.  This extra work stresses the body and can reveal weaknesses in our body systems which can turn into pregnancy complications.  

Fortunately, our bodies give clues to tell us which systems are under stress if we know how to look for them, much like the tires on a car will go bald or be punctured before blowing out, an electrical wire will fray before causing a fire, or our throats will tickle and nose start to feel congested before a full cold settles in.  That is what I do – I look at your body on a functional level to see how the biochemistry of your body is working and where those weak spots are.  Then I use that data to create recommendations to support those weak spots.  We then discuss the recommendations to come up with an action plan you can use to change habits, improve nutrition, or whatever else you need to help your body work better. 

How does this help you?

Working with me gives you these benefits:

  • A personalized report of areas of body function that need support, hopefully before they become complications.
  • Recommended ways to upgrade your prenatal nutrition to support your body where it needs it most.
  • Recommended targeted lifestyle upgrades to support your pregnancy, health, and happiness.
  • Your own personalized action plan designed in collaboration with an expert in prenatal nutrition and pregnancy health.
  • Knowledge on how to have a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy than you would otherwise.
  • Confidence that you know what to do to give your body -and baby – the best health you can.

I have 3 packages for 1-1 support.  In most cases, the best option is to combine one of these packages with a Confident Pregnancy Course for ongoing support and community.

Healthy Foundation*

Best for:

  • Low-risk pregnancies.
  • Getting reassurance, preventing unexpected complications, “just in case.”
  • Getting early warning of possible problem areas.
  • Pregnant people with very well-controlled pre-existing conditions who want a plan for how to stay healthy and low risk.
  • Also available for pre-conception and other adults wanting a little extra custom guidance.

Includes:

  • Review of existing lab results.
  • Recommendations for additional labs, if indicated**
  • Health interview.
  • Findings & Initial Plan session.
  • Written summary of recommendations and plan for you to share with your doctor or midwife.
  • 1 Check-In session to help you tweak your plan as needed to fit your lifestyle after some time testing it. Typically about 4 weeks after the Findings & Plan session.
Optimizing Your Pregnancy*

Best for:

  • Pre-existing conditions that need more attention, or change throughout pregnancy
  • Moderate- to high-risk pregnancies
  • Pregnancy complications which are not time sensitive, such as gestational diabetes, hyperemesis, bed rest to prevent preterm labor, perinatal depression or anxiety, and others.
  • People with low-risk pregnancies who want additional support.
  • Also available for non-pregnant adults.

Includes:

  • Review of existing lab results.
  • Recommendations for additional labs, if indicated**
  • Health interview.
  • Findings & Initial Plan session.
  • Written summary of recommendations & plan, with scientific references, for you to share with your doctor or midwife.
  • 4 Check-In sessions, to help you adapt your plan on an ongoing basis, implement gradual changes, or other support as needed.  Check-ins are scheduled every 2-4 weeks, for a total of 2-4 months of support.
Priority Pregnancy Support*

Best for:

  • Time-sensitive issues, such as threatened pre-term labor, borderline pre-eclampsia, swelling of face/hands, or anyone who feels the need for priority support.

 – NOTICE –
If you are experiencing headaches, dizziness, sudden swelling, sharp or intense abdominal pain, or vaginal bleeding, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Includes:

  • Deep-dive review of existing lab results.
  • Recommendations for additional labs, if indicated**
  • Extended Health interview. NOTE – will take place within 48-72 hours, as long as intake form and existing lab results received.
  • Findings & Initial Plan session, within 48-72 hours of the health interview.
  • Detailed written summary of recommendations & plan, with scientific references and biochemical reasoning, for you to send to your doctor or midwife. Sent to you within 24-48 hours of the Findings & Plan session.
  • Availability for questions from your doctor or midwife, if they wish to discuss the findings and recommendations by phone, web conference, or email.
  • 3-4 Check-In sessions, to support and adjust as needed. Scheduled 4-10 days apart, as suits your situation.
  • “Hotline” support during waking hours for questions if needed. Calls and/or messages will be returned within 4 hours between 8 am and 10 pm.

*Available for residents of the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, GA, HI, ID, IN, MI, NH, NY, OR, PA, TX.
I am currently a student (graduating Dec, 2020!) completing supervised contact hours.  Recommendations should be discussed with your obstetrician or midwife before making any changes to your health routine.

**Any recommended labs have an additional cost.  Some of these labs may be covered by your insurance if requested by your doctor or midwife; other “functional” labs are available cash-only.  Not all labs are available in all states, so I will try to only recommend labs which are available in your state.  Review of results of any additional recommended labs is included in your package.

I'm ready!

The first step is a 20-min chat to see if we are a good fit.  If you need priority support and don’t see a time within 24 hours that works for you, email askus@pocketpregnancy.com

Who is NOT a Good fit?

Working with me 1-1 is not for:

  • People with life-threatening pregnancy complications that are likely to need induction, cesarean, or other emergency intervention within a matter of days.
  • Anyone who is unwilling to make changes to eating and lifestyle habits.
  • People outside the United States (Sorry! Maybe in the future).

I reserve the right to not work with anyone if I determine their case is beyond my current level of expertise, my help would not provide enough benefit, or there is a personality conflict.  I support acceptance of all types of people, and do my best to be inclusive of race, religion, and gender identity.

How do you start?

For any 1-1 package, the first step is to answer a few questions and schedule a 20-minute consultation call.  In this call, we will discuss your health situation, your goals, and anything else I need to know to determine whether or not I can help you.  If you need priority support and you can’t find a consultation time that works for you within 24 hours, please email me at askus@pocketpregnancy.comskus@pocketpregnancy.com

I can’t wait to work with you!

What women are saying...

Lisa D. – 2 Previous Preterm Births

“I’m really convinced that your nutrition suggestions let me go full term with this pregnancy.”

Jenny D., First Time Mom

“Your information helped prepare my mind and body for Elsie’s birth. Thank you.”