You are not alone! Get to know our nutritional strategies that will help increase your chances of getting (and staying) pregnant, both naturally and through IVF – including those with conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids, and thyroid problems.
I can help you make the necessary nutrition and lifestyle changes that will bring you closer to growing your beautiful family!
Unfortunately, infertility is a common problem among women in the United States, affecting 1 in 6 couples. Diet and nutrition can make a significant difference in the preconception period, which is why consulting with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is so important.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that targeted diet and lifestyle changes have the ability to improve fertility by up to 69%. The study determined that a specialized diet can improve fertility in otherwise healthy women and the majority of infertility cases due to ovulation disorders may be preventable through modifications to a women’s diet and lifestyle.
I can provide expert nutrition advice and help you overcome a number of fertility-related challenges:
Fertility over 35
Women over age 35 may take longer to conceive but an optimized nutrition plan can move things along.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
If you are a woman suffering from PCOS, you may struggle with infertility caused by hormonal imbalances, weight management, nutrient deficiencies, toxins, and stress. Customized nutrition plans targeted to effectively manage PCOS symptoms can greatly improve your ability to conceive.
Endometriosis is a uterine condition affecting 1 in 10 women, and 30-50% of women suffering from this condition struggle with infertility. It can cause chronic pain, inflammation, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, hormone imbalances, infertility, and fatigue. Due to the fact that endometriosis and IBS symptoms can overlap, working with an evidence-based, dual-qualified women’s and gut health specialist dietitian is key to effectively managing endometriosis. I can help alleviate your symptoms and greatly increase your chances of getting pregnant – and make a huge impact on your quality of life!
IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)
Many factors can contribute to a woman experiencing recurrent implantation failure, but it’s often the result of impaired health of the DNA in the eggs, sperm, uterus, or embryo – the key components needed to make a healthy baby. A pregnancy journey begins 3 months before conception, and is the onset of the first 1000 days – the critical time that sets the groundwork for a child to flourish.
My evidenced-based nutrition and lifestyle plans can be game-changers when it comes to successful in-vitro fertilization and a healthy baby. They will incorporate essential foods into your diet to optimize egg DNA for a higher yield and egg health, and prepare your uterine lining for a healthy and successful embryo implantation. They will also support early-pregnancy concerns, including miscarriage prevention and management of fatigue, nausea, constipation, vomiting and anxiety, so you can focus on the exciting future of you and your new family!