The food that you eat, combined with your lifestyle, can have a significant impact on your chances of conceiving a baby. Your body is unique and each individual requires different levels of nutrients (biochemical individuality). Together we can work out the specific nutrients you need to rebalance your body in order to maximize your chances of conceiving.
There are a number of things that could be affecting your fertility. These include:
• Dietary factors and nutrient imbalances
• Lifestyle factors
• Hormonal conditions – such as polycystic ovarian syndrome or endometriosis
• Irregular menstrual cycle
• Low sperm count or sperm motility
• Unexplained infertility
Research demonstrates that nutritional therapy may be very effective at helping to relieve these conditions and improving you and your partner’s fertility.
Many fertility clinics now recognize that nutrition can help to enhance the success rate of IVF/ICSI treatment, making general recommendations such as increasing zinc and omega 3 fatty acids and taking folic acid.
As a specialist nutritional therapist in fertility and pre-conceptual care, I can work with you and your partner on a tailor-made nutritional programme to help improve your chances of a successful IVF/ICSI outcome and a healthy pregnancy.
If you would like to discuss your specific needs and how nutritional therapy may enhance your chances of getting pregnant, please contact me to book a consultation.
After baby has arrived it is paramount for both mother and baby to maintain an excellent nutritional status in order to promote recovery and well being. There are many demands during this important time, including lack of sleep (you may or may not be breast feeding – which may take an extra 500 calories a day!). So it is important to ensure your diet is correct in order to boost mood, increase energy levels, reduce chances of post natal depression and when you are ready, to try to regain your comfortable weight. If you would like to see me for help with any aspect of your post-natal recovery, then please do contact me.
Nutrition for children
Research indicates that nutritional therapy may help with the following common childhood conditions:
• Eczema, asthma, hayfever
• Overweight or obesity
• Colic, constipation, diarrhoea or other digestive complaints such as IBS or coeliac disease
• Allergies and food sensitivities
• Problems with weaning or fussy eaters
• Constant colds, coughs or stomach upsets
• Behavioural problems
• Autism, ADD, ADHD, dyslexia or dyspraxia
• Poor growth
• Acne and other skin problems
• Period problems
The diet and the balance of nutrients that your child receives on a daily basis is an important factor, not only on their growth and development, but also their learning and behaviour. If you would like to see me for help with any of the above, then please do contact me.