There are a number of common causes of infertility due to genetic or medical conditions but research has also shown that dietary and lifestyle factors may have an effect on a couple’s ability to conceive too.
Did you know that stress, smoking and being overweight may all reduce fertility? Did you know that eating leafy greens may improve fertility alongside other nutrition advice?
Following a fertility diet does not guarantee you will fall pregnant but it may help to optimise your chances of conceiving naturally or support the IVF success rates and it may also increase your chances of a sustained and healthy pregnancy. That is why at TVF we are delighted to be working with Janet Padfield, a registered Nutritional Therapist to support our patients.
Nutritional therapy is based in science and aims to explore potential imbalances with the body systems that might be contributing to symptoms. Using science-based evidence and my experience we then look at supporting those imbalances to help support the body. As everyone is unique your nutrition plan as an individual or a couple would also be unique and tailored to your specific needs. However, there are certain elements that are likely to be consistent amongst most couples trying to get pregnant.
Seeking nutritional support may benefit:
Janet offers various nutrition session options to suit your needs. All are ideally taken >2 months before IVF or conception but that is not essential. Sessions are normally every 4-6 weeks. All sessions include a plan which details key recommendations and meal ideas. At times supplements and further tests are recommended which are an additional cost and also optional: