ABOUT THE DIETOLOGIST
The Dietologist is an award-winning virtual practice of expert fertility dietitians & nutritionists. Founded by Stefanie Valakas APD, expert fertility & pregnancy dietitian & nutritionist, because she was frustrated!
Starting out in the world of children's nutrition, Stefanie saw the impacts on health and feeding behaviours in our next generation that so many families were struggling with and some of these concerns were stemming from a lack of good nutrition by parents during pre-conception and pregnancy!
How could we, as dietitians, know what we know about how critical diet and lifestyle is in pre-conception when it comes to both the health of future parents and the impact this will have on their baby's lifelong health and not be singing it from the rooftops?!
That's right, nutrition and diet have been shown to not only improve fertility by almost 70% but also has the ability to shape your child's future health by reducing the risks of allergies, eczema, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
So in November 2018, The Dietologist, was officially born with a goal of supporting hopeful parents, just like you, to upgrade your diet and lifestyle to support your fertility and your future baby's health!
At The Dietologist, we envisage a world where every hopeful parent received nutrition support that is practical, effective and scientifically-backed before parenthood to improve their chances of conception, experience a feel-good pregnancy and support their future child's health too!
WHY CHOOSE THE DIETOLOGIST?
The Dietologist are an expert team of fertility & pregnancy dietitians that are committed to excellence in nutrition for reproductive health, fertility & pregnancy.
We are passionate about supporting you to achieve your optimal fertility and reproductive health. We are fiercely scientific, meaning we use the latest in scientific research (the actual journal articles, not just random blogs on Google!). As a team, we have successfully helped thousands of women and couples around the world improve fertility outcomes, and support the health of themselves and their babies!
The Dietologist founder Stefanie Valakas APD, and our team of expert fertility & pregnancy dietitians including Kaylee Slater APD all utilise our signature approach of combining strategy, support and empowerment in every consultation to ensure you are heard, understood and nourished!
And it is when these three pieces overlap that the magic happens and you feel calm, confident and experience the clarity you need to move forward knowing you're doing your very best to improve your chances of conceiving a happy healthy baby!
We are uniquely equipped as expert fertility dietitians to provide highly personalised nutrition and prenatal supplement advice to those with any medical background. Whether you're trying to conceive for the first time and want to give yourself and your baby the very best start by ensuring your diet and lifestyle are up to scratch, to a fertility treatment warrior who has experienced multiple IVF cycles and wondering whether their diet needs to be reviewed for peace of mind and improved chances of fertility success.
The industry standard consultation times are just 45-60 minutes for an initial dietitian consultation, leaving little room to hear your story, understand your lab results and full medical history. There's no worse feeling than leaving an appointment with only one out of 15 questions answered! Leaving way too much room for some post-session Googling, which really sends you down a rabbit hole of stress, confusion & overwhelm.
We dive in deep, with no stone left unturned before we devise your customised plan. This is why our initial sessions are a generous 90-120 minutes, there's always space and time for your questions to be answered with compassion and care by our expert team of fertility dietitians & nutritionists so you leave feeling confident, calm and clear on your next steps moving forward!