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.
Fees and Payments – See fees above:
*Three package consultation includes a 1 hour plus two 45 mins consults. Payable at first consult.
**These fees include ‘reasonable’ support required in-between consultations (up to 15 minutes for the writing of email responses or telephone calls), but if a client requires significant additional support between face-to-face consultations (e.g. the development of individually-tailored menu plans), this will be negotiated at an additional pro rata fee.
A deposit of £20 is payable to the Mind Body Therapy Centre once an appointment has been booked. Full payment can be made in cash at the end of the consultation.
Anyone needing to change or postpone their appointment is asked to give at least 24 hours notice, so that their slot can be offered to someone else. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be subject to a cancellation fee of 50% of the consultation charge and missed appointments will be charged at the full fee.
Selina Eldridge is a Nutritional Therapist and a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). A government recognised body. Practitioners on this register are recommended by the Department of Health as alternative health practitioners.