Reach a healthy weight, optimize fertility and thyroid function, decrease risks of complications during pregnancy. Support healthy cognitive and physical development of your baby. Improve postpartum thyroid health. Treat hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism symptoms with an individualized diet plan.
The thyroid is our body’s motor, producing the hormones we need to regulate energy use. Limp hair, weight loss or gain, loss of appetite, sleepless nights are all signs of a malfunctioning thyroid. Some women just feel listless and chronically exhausted.
Healthy thyroid function plays a significant role in fertility and healthy pregnancies. Hypothyroidism (low levels of the thyroid hormone) can interfere with egg production during ovulation, making it difficult to get pregnant naturally. Treating hypothyroidism is a critical first step to treat fertility problems.
Moreover, during the first trimester, a baby depends on his/her mother’s thyroid hormones for brain development. A low functioning thyroid can have long-lasting effects on a child’s cognitive development.
Thyroid problems can be hard to diagnose during pregnancy, as women naturally produce more hormones. It’s not uncommon for women, postpartum, to experience thyroiditis. It’s important to work with your ObGyn and primary care physician if you suspect thyroid issues.
Our thyroid is highly nutrient dependent. What and how we eat has a direct effect on how our thyroids work. Knowing which foods inhibit the body’s ability to absorb the thyroid hormone, which foods might be interfering with your thyroid medication, can help improve your thyroid function, fertility, and pregnancy.
As a Functional Nutrition Practitioner together we will develop an individualized diet plan that can help you improve your thyroid function and health: hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, Graves, hyperthyroidism, postpartum thyroiditis, tsh levels and more can all be improved through medical nutrition therapy. I will work hand-in-hand with your primary care physician or ObGyn to ensure you receive the best, holistic care possible and prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy.
Decrease the chance of complications during pregnancy and childbirth.
Reach a healthy weight.
Manage thyroid disease like Hashimoto and Graves.
Support your baby's cognitive and physical development.
Our Certified Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians have diverse experience and backgrounds serving women’s fertility, PCOS, prenatal, breastfeeding, and postpartum nutrition needs. We know that every woman’s fertility, pregnancy, and postnatal journey is uniquely hers. We will individualize nutrition interventions to support you and your developing baby’s health. You’ll be paired with one of the expert pregnancy nutrition therapists on our team, to help you reach your goals.
RDN: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist – MS: Masters of Science – CDN: Certified Dietitian Nutritionist – CLT: Certified LEAP Therapist – CNSC: Certified Nutrition Support Clinician – LDN: Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist – IFNCP: Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner
MS, RD, LDN, IFCNP
Co-founder of The Pregnancy Nutritionist
Studies: Graduate of the USAF Academy, University of Colorado, Eastern Michigan University
Studies: Graduate of the Iowa State University
MS, RDN, LDN
Studies: Graduate of East Carolina University, Samford University
MS, RDN, LDN
Studies: Graduate of UNC Pembrook, University of Alabama
We are board certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. Erin Skinner, the founder of The Pregnancy Nutritionist also has a certification in integrative and functional nutrition therapy. We are passionate about women’s and family health. Health and wellness begin with prenatal (even preconception) nutrition.
And we can’t wait to be part of your journey.
As Certified Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians with a certifications in Integrative and Functional Nutrition Therapy, we understand the link between hormone health, fertility, and healthy pregnancies. Everyone wanting to be a parent should have access to the best possible care and information. We work with parents-to-be who are trying to get pregnant, women struggling with thyroid and hormone health and its uncomfortable symptoms, and develop individualized nutrition plans to optimize fertility and prenatal health, and postpartum healing. Together we will:
We work with patients to develop a better relationship with food and understand how nutrition affects every aspect our lives. We will empower you with the tools you need to:
Choose the plan or package that best suits your fertility, pregnancy, and postnatal needs. (Or call us, and we'll help you choose what's right for you.)
Receive virtual or in-person pregnancy counseling, nutrition therapy, and individualized diet plans.
Feel empowered to make the best nutrition choices to support healthy fertility, pregnancy and postnatal wellness. Optimize you and your developing baby's health.
I just got my positive pregnancy test! This was 100T due to my nutrition work with my dietitian. I struggled for years with autoimmune thyroid problems, with digestive issues, and with infertility (was not ovulating). My dietitian went beyond the basics to help me regulate my immune system and thyroid hormones, improve my gut health, and get my cycle back on track. This saved me over $30,000 that I was quoted for IVF, and I feel healthier going into my pregnancy. Thank you! .
“I have several autoimmune diseases and I constantly struggle with my weight. I’ve tried every diet without success. Erin’s plan has been the only plan that has helped me get my weight under control. A lot the symptoms of my disease have also improved. I have more energy. I never feel deprived and I know this is a plan I can continue for the long term.”
“Erin’s program is so easy to follow! The meals are delicious and fulfilling. All the guess-work is taken out, and the plan works! It is also encouraging to see others posting their successes and challenges. Erin is encouraging and motivating. She answers questions and is genuinely happy with accomplishment’s! It’s like having a personal nutritionist! I’ve lost 12 pounds to date, but I’m looking at food differently too and noticing positive changes in my energy level. It’s been wonderful!”
“I am an overweight 57 year old, post-menopausal woman with arthritis. This program is the first one to address properly all the areas I need. It does this in an easy, smart, and healthy way that I can do and trust! I will continue to reach to you and your company for future questions, needs, and advice!”
Thyroid and hormone health are directly tied to fertility and healthy pregnancies. Untreated thyroid conditions are linked to serious problems including infertility, premature birth, miscarriage and more.
Luckily, thyroid and hormone health are highly nutrient dependeng. Finding the right diet to improve your health — preconception through postpartum. We find that a minimum of three sessions are typically needed for optimal results (depending on the stage of pregnancy). That said, because of the body’s changing needs from the first trimester to postpartum, we offer an array of discounted services, which includes access to meal plans, follow-up appointments and more.
Therefore, we offer a discounted package of 3-sessions. This package has a total value of $495. Grab it for $395. We will customize the session spacing for your needs, but the typical spacing is 3 – 4 weeks between sessions. Sessions must be used within 6 months.
How can you best prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy? Pick your ideal plan here:
Ongoing professional support for the implementation of your plan.
Take the guesswork out of choosing the best foods and meal plans to nourish yourself and your baby’s development. Here at the Pregnancy Nutritionist, we offer individualized nutrition consultations:
Don’t be fooled by the name. “Nutritionist” is not a professional title. Only a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) meets rigorous academic requirements with clinical training, holding a degree from an accredited university. Our RDNs stay informed of guidelines set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to provide our patients with expert nutrition counseling for their fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum health.