Nutrition can help with a range of symptoms and health conditions such as; digestive health, weight loss, stress, fatigue, thyroid conditions, hormonal imbalances, women’s health, PCOS, infertility, men’s health, cardiovascular disease, skin conditions, stress, immune support and mental health.
Research shows that what you eat (and what you don’t eat) during pregnancy can have a profound effect on your health during pregnancy, as well as the health and development of your baby. Your baby depends on you for all the nutrients required for healthy growth and development, so it is important to eat as many of the foods that are best for your baby at each essential stage and to avoid the ones that are not.
There has been a significant rise in the number of couples experiencing fertility issues over the last two decades so nutrition is an important area to get right when you are trying to conceive.
Who may benefit from the programme?
- Couples experiencing infertility
- Women with a history of miscarriage
- Women with known gynaecological conditions such as PCOS, fibroids, problems with ovulation and hormonal imbalances
- Older couples who would like to improve their chances of a healthy pregnancy
- Couples who would like nutritional support to improve IVF success rates
- Men with low sperm count or poor quality sperm
When to start
The optimal health of both partners is essential for a healthy full term pregnancy therefore couples should come four months before trying to conceive. It takes three months for sperm to develop and for eggs to mature ready for ovulation so planning ahead is essential. Joint consultations for you and your partner are also available.
A pre-conceptual plan will identify any factors that could be affecting your fertility. Modern lifestyles, combined with the nutrient depletion of much of our food, have left many of us deficient in vital vitamins and minerals needed for conception. Together we will work on an achievable dietary and lifestyle plan to optimise your chances of a healthy pregnancy.