I am a Registered Fertility Nurse and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach with seven years of experience in the fertility world. I specialize in helping women and couples transform and heal their fertility so that they can (1) get pregnant easily and quickly, (2) reduce the risk of miscarriage and chromosomal abnormalities, (3) slow down reproductive aging, and (4) have the healthiest baby and pregnancy they can. My goal is to help make your dream of having your sweet babies come true! I am extremely passionate about helping women and couples transform their fertility health to help them have their dream families!
A little bit more about the journey that has brought me to today:
There are three main factors that have led me to where I am today: my youngest brother being born with a near fatal disease, my experiences as an IVF nurse at a top-rated US fertility clinic, and my own pregnancy complications with my first pregnancy.
Let me start from the beginning. When I was ten years old, my baby brother Ray was born with a rare disease caused by black mold exposure from a house my family briefly lived in. He developed rashes all over his body and started to lose weight, but his pediatrician dismissed his symptoms as being from the winter cold. Eventually, my mother took him to a larger hospital, where a doctor recognized his symptoms and saved his life. After his discharge, nurses would visit our home several times a week to check on him. Witnessing their care and compassion inspired me to become a nurse.
After completing nursing school, I wanted to work in the field of fertility and started my nursing career as an IVF nurse. Patients frequently asked me: “What can I do to improve my chances of conceiving?” This question sparked a new journey for me. I realized there was a huge lack of knowledge and support for couples seeking care while trying to conceive. I started to delve into the research on how to improve fertility naturally.
The third part of my story now comes in as I got pregnant with my first baby. I experienced hyperemesis gravidarum, a complication characterized by severe nausea and vomiting. This lasted for half my pregnancy, and I lost a lot of weight. Halfway through my pregnancy, I finally started gaining weight back, but I had a lot of questions. I asked the doctors and midwives I was working with lots of questions about being able to improve my pregnancy health, but never felt satisfied with their answers of “it’s common to experience these symptoms, just keep trying to lead a healthy lifestyle”. What exactly did that mean? Why did this happen to me when I already thought I was following the recommended dietary guidelines for pregnancy and following a healthy lifestyle? And was there anything I could do to prevent this from happening again? I continued my research, now expanding my research into what goes into preparing for a healthy pregnancy as well. Towards the end of my pregnancy, I developed pre-eclampsia, another pregnancy complication that causes high blood pressure and can lead to organ damage. Fortunately, after an emergency C-section, both my baby and I survived, but this was the final experience that inspired me to pivot in my career. I wanted to learn everything there was to know about how to help couples heal their fertility naturally and to prepare for the healthiest pregnancy and baby they could.
I decided to go back to school and became an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, specializing in holistic fertility and hormone health. I had the privilege of learning from many exceptional doctors. What I discovered and learned was incredible and mind-blowing. The body has the incredible and innate ability to heal itself with the right support and tools. Even the expression of our genes can be influenced for the better, which can impact the ability to successfully conceive, have a healthy pregnancy, and make “super-babies” (babies that are very healthy due to the preconception healing and healthy living their parents did before conception occurred).
I started to incorporate everything I was learning into my own life. And what happened next was amazing. My husband and I conceived again with our second child on our first try, I did not have hyperemesis gravidarum, and did not get pre-eclampsia with my second pregnancy.
So at this point in my career, I committed myself to sharing this empowering information with couples trying to conceive. In early 2022, I founded The Fertility Academy and have since had the honor of helping numerous couples fulfill their dream of becoming parents. It is one of the most amazing careers to be in and I am so honored to be able to help couples in this role.
Outside of my health coaching and fertility work, I love living life with my husband and two beautiful daughters, spending time in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest and Big Sky Country, and horseback riding in the beautiful Montana mountains.
Credentials and Experience:
- Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. Graduated Cum Laude with Honors, Montana State University.
- Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, New York. Specialization in fertility & hormone health.
- RN for 3+ years at Pacific NW Fertility (PNWF) in Seattle, WA.
- 7 years of experience in the fertility world.
- Certified Nurse Assistant for 6 months at Bozeman Health in Labor & Delivery, NICU, and Post-Partum.
- Currently a Registered Nurse in Montana and Washington State.
As a Registered Nurse, it is my professional and ethical responsibility to provide for you the most
up-to-date and evidence-based information and support.
I can't wait to meet you and work with you!!
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