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Hi, I’m Grace.

 

I help women become the healthiest they can to support fertility, pregnancy & breastfeeding.

Becoming a mom is a profound shift.

There’s not a single area that motherhood does not impact – from your appetite, skin, sleep, and cravings, to identity, relationships, and even your worldview.  

 

Fertility and pregnancy can be beautiful, messy, stressful, and confusing. You likely have endless questions, yet are swamped with an overwhelming amount of conflicting answers. You’re faced with decision after decision, which is exciting yet tiring. And you’re probably getting plenty of unsolicited advice (yuck) that leaves you feeling guilty or judged.

But the great news, my friend, is that you don’t have to do this alone.

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As a Dietitian-Nutritionist with expertise in fertility, pregnancy & breastfeeding, I help women in YOUR exact shoes…

 

  • Wanting the healthiest pregnancy and baby possible, but unsure exactly which choices make a difference 
  • Exhausted by searching a zillion websites for answers (and wondering, “do these actually apply to me and my situation?”)
  • Struggling with the constant mental chatter about your diet and your body  

 

 

 

Can you learn tips for preconception and prenatal nutrition online? No doubt. 

 

But the guidance on Instagram, blogs, and apps is not customized to YOUR unique needs based on your genes and lifestyle.

 

Plus, so much of this info is inaccurate or unrealistic.

To have the healthiest baby & pregnancy, you need more support than you can find in a Google search.

 

You deserve better.

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Fertility and pregnancy are whole-person experiences that require a thoughtful, comprehensive approach.

 

You already know how much nutrition matters for you and your baby. So how do you actually make meaningful changes?

 

Imagine if instead of overwhelmed and anxious, you could feel confident and calm throughout this journey. 

Introducing

The CALM Method

 

My approach to helping you become the healthiest you can to be through fertility, pregnancy & breastfeeding.

Together, we’ll:

 

 

CONNECT

…your changing body with your mind

 

→Easily know when and what to eat as your needs shift 

→Break down “food rules” that are holding you back from nourishing yourself

 

 

ALIGN

…your diet and supplements with your nutritional needs

 

→ Ensure you have the key nutrients for fertility and pregnancy

→ Receive detailed supplement guidance and recommendations

 

 

LAYER

…in complementary elements to optimize health

 

→ Create routines for rest, movement, and stress management 

→ Enhance digestion, immunity, and overall health by putting these pieces together

 

 

MINDSET

…navigate the psychological side of becoming a mother

 

→ Feel supported through feelings that arise as your body changes

→ Cultivate a positive, empowered attitude towards food to pass along to your little one

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The CALM Path is a 2-month program that includes:

 

One initial session (75 minutes)

 

3 follow-up sessions (45 minutes)

 

Grocery lists, recipes, meal and snack guidance, & journal prompts

 

Access to a photo food journal with weekly reviews

 

Unlimited text support

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do virtual (tele-health) sessions work?

Virtual sessions involve the same counseling and billing that in-person visits do. This is a great option if you live outside of the Nashville area or simply prefer the convenience. I value your privacy so I conduct video sessions through a HIPAA-friendly software. After you book an appointment and indicate that you want to meet virtually, you will receive a link you can follow to log-in to the video at the time of our appointment. Feel free to do this anywhere (pajamas are welcome), so long as the noise around you is low enough so that we can hear each other well!

Do you accept insurance?

I am an out-of-network provider, which means that the full fee for a service is due at the time of the appointment. I can provide you with documentation – a superbill – that you can submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement. Reimbursement rates differ among insurance plans, so please check with your insurance company if you want to know exactly what they will cover.

 

What You Can Ask Your Insurance Company:
  • Do I have out-of-network benefits to see a registered dietitian?
    • You can provide these CPT codes to your insurance company representative: Dietitian: initial session 97802 and follow-up sessions: 97803
  • What percentage do you cover?
  • Is preauthorization required in order to submit an out-of-network claim
  • What is the deductible, and how much of the deductible have I met?
  • How many sessions are covered and within what time period?
  • What forms do I need to submit to qualify for reimbursement?

Can I pay with an HSA card?

Yes!

What is a Registered Dietitian? (is it the same as a Nutritionist?)

This article says it well. But in short, registered dietitians (RDs or RDNs) are the gold-standard nutrition providers. We have the only nutrition credential that makes us healthcare providers with reimbursable services (see above!). Our coursework covers metabolism, biochemistry, sociology, psychology, public health, and culinary science (among many other topics), so we know nutrition from the inside out! In our over 1200+ hours of supervised hands-on training we work on care teams with physicians, nurses, and other clinicians. Plus, we pass a rigorous national exam. All of this is to make sure we give our patients the best possible care.

Do you have a military discount?

Yes! I’m a proud Army spouse and want to support other families in service. If you are active-duty military or married to someone who is, please contact me before you book for special reduced pricing.