My name is Katie O’Mara. I’m a Registered Dietitian, breastfeeding advocate, believer in education, encouragement, and creating a pregnancy & life style you were destined to have. I am a yogi, lover of the outdoors, enthusiast for life & eating healthy, local, whole, organic foods as much as I possible. For most of my career my passion and experience has been counseling/educating parents & families with children on the spectrum with a focus on dietary interventions & the benefits on autistic children. This is where my passion for educating parents about the health and the well-being of their children grew into a focus while they are still in utero. This was that “aah-haa” moment when i thought to myself, helping women stay healthy through an optimum diet during their pregnancy & breastfeeding greatly impacts the next generation.
Statistic show that on average, people spend 3-4x more time educating themselves before they purchase a car or a house than they do about ‘having a baby’. While working for a nutrition education program for pregnant women & infants here in southern California I realized how important education for prenatal & postpartum women truly is. The reality that was noticed while speaking with hundreds and hundreds of pregnant women is that most doctors do not have the time to spend educating women on their options when it comes to childbirth, breastfeeding, and eating throughout the trimesters & a long into the breastfeeding year. It’s a very special privilege to speak with, educate, motivate, encourage, & nurture women & families during this special time of pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding.
They call me The Diet Doula because I’m a Registered Dietitian who has passion & training on helping women who have low-risk pregnancies, stay low-risk through lifestyle & dietary consumption. I also help pregnant women w/Gestational Diabetes & keeping their high-risk pregnancy as healthy & happy as possible. My job as a Registered Dietitian is not only to keep mother healthy through optimal nutrition, but I give encouragement & support to make sure the new baby receives optimal nutrition as well. This is why I am a huge advocate for breastfeeding babies up until at least 1 year of life.