You’re pregnant and want the best for your baby.
You’re a health conscious person who enjoys eating good nourishing foods and exercising. And now that you’re pregnant everything you know about eating healthy is in question due to so much conflicting advice.
Or, perhaps you always wanted to eat healthier and exercise more but life got in the way (and maybe a candy bar or two) of practicing it consistently. But now that you’re pregnant, you don’t want to take any risks. You want to develop healthy habits for your pregnancy and beyond.
Regardless of where you started, you want the best for your baby and yourself. And, let’s be honest, you wouldn’t mind not having to gain a ton of weight and would love to get that body back to where it was pre-baby.
So where do you start?
Your doctor tells you to take your prenatal vitamins but doesn’t really give you much more advice other than “eat healthy” But what does that mean?
You’ve been scouring the internet, reading about what to eat and what not to eat. But the more you read, the more confused you get.
- Eat more eggs. Don’t eat eggs.
- Drink more milk, but don’t eat cheese.
- Go gluten-free.
- Whatever you do, don’t eat peanuts!
- Don’t eat spicy foods.
- Stop eating fish, but get enough omega-3s.
- No coffee. Some coffee. Only decaf coffee.
- Exercise, but not too hard. Walk, don’t run.
You know you need to get enough nutrients while pregnant (like folate) and you want to be proactive but it is overwhelming and the last thing you need right now is to feel like you are being a bad mom because you can’t make sense of the clutter.
That’s why you’re here. You’re on a mission to be the healthiest pregnant mom and have the healthiest baby possible.
And I’m here to tell you that you’ve come to just the right place to get easy to implement guidance to do exactly that!
Healthy eating while pregnant doesn’t need to be so confusing. You can do more (a lot more) to ensure a healthy baby than just taking a prenatal vitamin.
And you can avoid pregnancy complications, like gestational diabetes, by making smart food choices (that just so happen to taste good too!).
You know there are no “do-overs” with a pregnancy.
You can’t rewind the clock and eat more spinach 3 months ago. Or go back and cut out soda.
You have this one chance to grow a healthy baby and you want to give your baby the best start.
So let’s end your stress and anxiety and make this the healthiest pregnancy possible!
My approach is simple. I help expecting moms grow a healthy baby while eating foods they love.
Good food makes all the difference.
As a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator who specializes in prenatal nutrition and gestational diabetes, I’ve supported hundreds of women on this roller coaster we call pregnancy, and like those I have helped, I know you can have a healthy pregnancy while eating and exercising in ways that you will enjoy.
Let’s make this easy (and tasty)!
- Imagine having peace of mind about what to eat.
- Imagine knowing that you are doing everything in your power to nourish your baby and protect against complications.
- Imagine a way of eating that doesn’t require deprivation or counting calories; where listening to your body is encouraged, not ignored.
- Imagine finding healthy ways to add movement that will keep you flexible and strong and prepare you for labor
- Imagine gaining the perfect amount of weight by the end of your pregnancy and knowing what to do to lose it easily postpartum
It’s within your power to have a healthy, happy baby and still enjoy your pregnancy.
Are we speaking the same language here, or what?
When you’re pregnant, the last thing you need is more advice. Everyone has an opinion. But Lily has a calm way of approaching food. She made me want to eat healthier and helped me find the ways to do it. I’m a busy working mom, so I can’t always cook from scratch, so she helped me plan out quick, nutritious meals that don’t take hours in the kitchen. With her long-term support, I stayed on track, had no complications, and gained a healthy 28 pounds. Without her, I probably would have gained 50+ and had gestational diabetes, like my sister and mom.
Sandra Combs, Business Consultant
I was so scared when I got diagnosed with gestational diabetes. When my doctor referred me to Lily, I almost didn’t follow through with contacting her (ignorance is bliss right?). But I knew the risks were real if I didn’t. I was afraid she’d be super strict, but I was really surprised by how friendly and unintimidating she is. Lily helped me plan out meals and snacks that kept my blood sugar normal and helped me figure out a safe exercise routine, so thankfully I never needed insulin. My baby was born without any hypoglycemia and at a healthy 7lb 4oz. Following her guidance, I lost all the baby weight within 2 months of delivery and my postpartum diabetes screening came back normal! She also helped me with postpartum nutrition, so I know how to keep from developing diabetes in the future.
– Sophie Almosa, Torrance, CA
I just delivered my third child and I so wish I had met Lily when I was pregnant with my first! This was the second time I had gestational diabetes and it was such a disappointment to get the diagnosis again. I thought it was gonna be just as bad as last time and my blood sugar was higher this pregnancy, but with Lily’s help, I was able to tweak my recipes to be healthier and bring my blood sugar down. She knows about Indian cooking, so I didn’t have to explain my usual foods. She already knew. I also had an easier time with weight gain. With my last pregnancy even though I saw a nutritionist the whole time, I gained 55 pounds and had high blood pressure and was on insulin. With this pregnancy, I gained 26 pounds, had normal blood pressure and didn’t need insulin. I didn’t think that was possible and neither did my doc.
– Cynthia Aslam, Santa Monica, CA
When I got diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I found it challenging to get the right information and support, even from my medical team. The diabetes educator I was sent to seemed more interested in protocol and following the “standard” gestational diabetes diet rather than listening to me. When I was told that I had gestational diabetes but had to eat at 175 grams of carbohydrates a day, I was confused and upset. It just didn’t make sense to me to eat that way.
When I heard about Lily’s work, I full-heartedly agreed with a real food diet and decided I wanted to work one-on-one with her. I was a little hesitant because my insurance didn’t necessarily cover her services, but I decided it wasn’t as important as getting the support I needed and ensuring my baby’s health.
I’m so glad I made that decision. Thanks to a real food diet and exercise, I didn’t gain much weight during my pregnancy and, in fact, managed to gain only 14 pounds (which is healthy for my pre-pregnancy weight). I’m happy to report that at ten weeks postpartum, I am 5 pounds less than my pregnancy weight! I was also really happy to stay off medication and control my blood sugar naturally. And my baby was born at a perfectly healthy weight, too!
I loved working with Lily — it definitely made having gestational diabetes easier (and, as you know, I really needed help with easier!). I have recommended her to any woman I’ve met online and off who has been diagnosed with gestational diabetes.
– Kathleen K., Marketing, Maple Valley, WA
Here’s how it works.
Change doesn’t happen overnight and let’s be honest, pregnancy is a bit of a roller coaster (if you haven’t already noticed). What works for you at 9 weeks might not work at 29 weeks. Plus there are ever-changing nutritional requirements as your pregnancy progresses (that your doctor might not know about).
With that in mind, I require a 2 month commitment for new clients with follow up appointments every 2 weeks (because it’s not just about knowing what to do, it’s about actually doing it).
- 90 minute initial consultation. Let’s dig into the details! I need to know more about you, not just your medical history and all the numbers, but your favorite foods, biggest health challenges, and fears about this pregnancy. We’ll cover:
- Prenatal nutrition requirements
- Pregnancy myths (there are many)
- How to manage common complaints (like nausea or constipation)
- Safe exercise for your stage in pregnancy (it changes month by month)
- Review of your 3 day food record and key changes to make
- And, set weight gain goals
While we cover a lot in this visit, I’ll make sure you walk away with clear action steps to take before your first follow up.
- Follow Up 1 (60 minutes; one week after initial consultation) The first week is a period of transition. You are a question machine (as you should be!), so we’ll get them all answered, review your progress, and keep you moving forward on your healthy pregnancy journey. We’ll come up with new action steps to take before your next follow up appointment.
- Follow Ups 2-5 (60 minutes; spaced 2 weeks apart) At each visit, we’ll review your goals and assess progress. No two visits are the same and I’m as much a medical voice of reason as I am an emotional support system.
Based on your gestational age (how many weeks along you are), I help you adjust your diet to optimize nutrition for your baby. I can also help you understand when certain tests will be run (like screening for gestational diabetes), so you know what to expect at your check-ups.
Beyond that, you set the agenda for our visit. You might want to spend the time planning nourishing meals, discussing modifying recipes to make them healthier, simplifying your grocery shopping, or altering your workout routine to be both safe and supportive to a healthy pregnancy.
- Email support through weekly review of your food diary. You’re encouraged to email your food diary each week, so I can support you with your goals. I’m not in the business of playing food police, but my years as a prenatal nutritionist have taught me that staying accountable between visits is key to your success.
In addition to the above, I have a special bonus that I have created just for you:
BONUS: Prenatal Nutrition Survival Guide. Have you been looking for a comprehensive prenatal nutrition handout that covers everything with accurate information? This document does all that and more! It details the key foods you need for your baby, what foods to eat more of, what foods to avoid (like what types of fish are OK and which ones are dangerous), why “eating for two” is a total myth, and safe exercises during pregnancy.
Your investment: $1895
Everyday I look at my healthy baby boy, I say a silent thanks to Lily. Lucas was born at normal weight without any of the complications that the doctors had expected and I know a big part of that was working with Lily to figure out how to manage my blood sugar. After the diagnosis, I went from being in shock and helpless to being proactive about my health and nutrition. Even my husband has changed his eating habits significantly, lost over 10# and his cholesterol dropped 30 points. It has been a wake up call for the whole family. Our whole lifestyle has changed for the better and I’m excited to raise my son in a healthy home.
– Teresa O., San Francisco, CA
I started working with Lily when I was 28 weeks pregnant, already on insulin. My blood sugar was unpredictable. I was a mess. When Lily took a look at my diet, she knew exactly what was leading to my crazy blood sugar. With a few changes, my blood sugar was normal and I didn’t had to increase my dose of insulin. I wanted to work with a nutritionist that understood insulin and pregnancy and after contacting 3 other nutritionists who couldn’t help me, I found Lily. I felt so much safer knowing I had her support and guidance. Thankfully, my baby was born healthy and I don’t need to take insulin anymore. My blood sugar is normal and I’m going to do everything Lily taught me to keep it that way. Having her support for 3 months was priceless. It was totally opposite to my medical appointments where I just felt like a number. Lily listens and she cares.
– Noreen Slater, Palos Verdes, CA
When I got pregnant with my second daughter, I knew I’d have to deal with gestational diabetes again. In my first pregnancy, I saw a nutritionist and was handed a one page meal plan, so I pretty much ate the same 5 meals over and over again. It was horrible. I never knew why my blood sugar would come out high, so I just stuck with the meal plan. I was rushed in my appointment and felt like a failure from day 1. I dreaded following that monotonous diet again, but when I found Lily I saw there was another way. Lily helped me understand how food changes my blood sugar and how I could eat all sorts of tasty meals (that I thought were off-limits) without spiking my blood sugar. Of course, I couldn’t eat a bunch of sugar, but I was allowed to eat all sorts of other foods. My doctor was shocked when he saw my numbers and at my last ultrasound he said my baby is perfectly healthy! I wish I knew it was this easy last time around.
– Jessica Moore, Tacoma, WA
Are you ready to invest in YOU and your baby?
After years of counseling pregnant women, I know the key to a healthy pregnancy is having a reliable support system in place to help you consistently make the right choices. I’m not just a nutritionist, but a shoulder to cry on and a friend to laugh with. I’m your confidante. I help you choose sustainable goals and I help you figure out a way to stick with them.
You can buy 5 more baby books that contradict each other (and that honestly, you don’t have the time to read). Or you can have an expert at your side to sort it out quickly and tell you what works and what doesn’t.
You can spend your days anxiously wondering if you’re doing the right thing, worrying if everything is ok. Or you can choose to go through your pregnancy with the peace of mind that you’re doing everything right.
You can eat the same things over and over again from that miserable pre-printed meal plan, or you can learn how to effortlessly manage your blood sugar while eating delicious food.
You can choose to spend half a grand on a fancy baby stroller that you don’t need. Or you can choose to invest that money in your baby’s development.
The choice is yours.
I’d love to work with you if:
- Your baby’s health is your #1 priority
- You’re ready and willing to make better food choices, you just need to know what to do
- You read a lot of prenatal blogs with conflicting advice and you want an expert to sort through what’s true and what’s urban myth
- You want to do everything you can to avoid prenatal complications like gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, and preeclampsia
- You’re tired of feeling anxious about what to eat. You want to feel confident in meeting 100% of your baby’s nutrient needs (’cause despite what that brochure says, you don’t believe a prenatal vitamin gives you everything. Smarty pants…)
- You want support making changes and sticking to them, someone to check in with and ensure you’re on track.
We’re not the right fit if:
- You’d rather take a pill than eat healthier
- You aren’t willing to cook (or at least learn to cook) any of your own meals
- You don’t see the value in seeking expert advice. You trust blogs more than medical professionals
- You are strictly vegan and unwilling to add in any animal foods, not even eggs (for liability reasons and based on current scientific evidence, I cannot ethically endorse a 100% vegan diet for expecting moms)
You’re here because you’re motivated to eat right while pregnant and to nourish your child.
Deep down, you know that this pregnancy is something you can handle with the right information and support.
So Let’s Work Together!
Before we begin, I want to make sure that we are the right fit and that we both share the same passion to you having the healthiest pregnancy and baby possible! After all, it’s YOU who will be leading the way on this journey and YOU who will be putting in the hard work.
That’s why I want to talk to you before you hit the payment button. I need to make sure you’re just as committed as I am.
So before you sign up for anything, we need to talk!
***I currently having a waiting list for new clients.***
If you’d like to chat with me directly about the program and explore if it’s right for you (complimentary, no strings attached), get on the waiting list via the link below. You’ll be contacted once my schedule opens up and I’m accepting new clients.