Hi Everyone! My name is Alex. I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Lactation Consultant! My passion in life is helping mamas and their babies live happy, healthy lives through good nutrition!
If you're a mom, you're in the right place!
For years, I have been helping people improve their lives through better nutrition. But it wasn't until my time working for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) that I fell in love with helping moms and babies the most!
I've worked in our traditional healthcare system, and I know the gaps. These days women receive minimal support, education, and encouragement around pregnancy and postpartum. You might not see your OBGYN until you are 12 weeks pregnant, but that is a whole THREE months of being pregnant and not having support from a healthcare provider, not to mention the most critical window of development. Then when you do get to see the doctor, you get about 15 minutes with them. That's not nearly enough time to sit with you to truly understand you and your needs. You probably want someone who you can reach out to whenever you have questions, someone you can trust to give you information that is credible so you don't have to go looking up random Google information, someone who will actually take the time to listen to you.
I saw this need. I want to give moms the care they deserve. And that's why I started Alex Gardner Nutrition. Every single mom is unique, every single pregnancy is unique, and every single baby is unique. That is why you probably want someone who will create a unique plan just for you.
I've had the training to help mamas JUST LIKE YOU! In addition to a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition, I completed a 1 year supervised practice internship with a heavy focus on maternal and child health. Now, I'm taking that knowledge to the next level by completing my Master's in Public Health as a funded Graduate Trainee in Maternal and Child Nutrition. I realized in my time helping mothers, that there was also a great need for lactation support, so I became a Certified Lactation Consultant to help meet that need.
So what better time to nourish yourself and your family than right now? Join the free Facebook group below to be part of community as we all grow together.
I strive to make healthcare accessible to all women. In our healthcare system today, it can take weeks to be seen by a provider. My clients get fast access to me so their questions answered in a timely manner. No more waiting weeks for an appointment!
My Core Values
Nourishment should be at the center of your pregnancy, and you should have someone in your corner who understands the importance of it. My goal is to make sure all women learn how to properly nourish their body and their baby's body so they can set their little one up for the best start in life.
I use science to make decisions about all my clients' care plans. There are too many "influencers" out there that recommend certain products or actions based on misinformation. Mamas who work with me know that all of my recommendations are backed by science for the best care for you and your baby.