Private, One-on-One Support to Help YOU Have More Confidence, Energy, & Joy
If you are looking for extra support for a health challenge, fertility, or having a healthy pregnancy, you are in the right place.
As a Clinical Nutritionist, Researcher, Speaker, & Healthy Pregnancy Coach, and Certified Research Nerd (yes, that’s a thing! Well, maybe not officially ) – 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 outcome possible.
Why work with a nutritionist alongside your obstetrician or midwife?
It’s a great partnership, really. Your doctor or midwife helps you and your baby stay safe by monitoring your fertility and pregnancy journey, watching for any problems that might come up, while I support you in lowering your risk of problems.
How? Read on.
Let Me Introduce Myself
I’m Melinda Delisle. I help parents, expectant parents, and those trying to conceive be healthier, feel more 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 exactly 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 completed my Masters in Human Nutrition in 2020. 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
My (Functional) Approach to Maternal 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. 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 work together 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.
I have two ways we can work together 1-on-1:
Optimizing Health Package*
Best for any of the following circumstances:
Priority Pregnancy Support for Time-sensitive Situations*
– NOTICE –
*Available for residents of the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, GA, HI, ID, IN, NH, NY, OR, PA, TX.
Recommendations should be discussed with your obstetrician or midwife before making any changes to your health routine.
**Any recommended labs have an additional cost except as noted. 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.
If you’re seeking a supportive group experience, ask me about my Confident Pregnancy Program or upcoming group experiences.
Not Sure If This is Right For You?
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.
Melinda Delisle, MS, LCCE
How do you start?
If you’d like to explore working together, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org