The experience of trying to get pregnant can easily feel as though it's taking over your life - especially when it takes longer than you expected. You are not alone - anyone who is dealing with fertility issues or is undergoing fertility treatment often talks about the 'rollercoaster', or ups and downs of emotions. It's normal to feel like you have no control of your body, especially when you’re trying to do all the right things and it’s still not happening.
Thankfully, preparing your body nutritionally for conception is one of the most important steps you can have control over. Research shows that by providing your body with nourishing foods and making some simple lifestyle changes you can increase your chances of conceiving significantly. A nutrient rich diet plays an essential role in hormone metabolism, ovarian function, egg development, sperm quality, pregnancy and can also help to shape your baby's future health.
I recommend dedicating at least 3 months to get your body ready for pregnancy. This is the ideal timeframe for preconception care to nourish and improve the health of your eggs, but it's never too late to start.
Whether you’re just at the stage of thinking about having a baby, trying through natural conception, on your second round of IVF or just want to be a Mum in the future, I can help you to prepare your body for pregnancy by ensuring optimal nutrition at preconception and optimising outcomes of your fertility treatment. I also offer couple consultations to get you and your partner in the best possible physical and mental shape before you try for a baby.
Let's optimise your fertility
Your personalised preconception plan is designed to help you prepare for pregnancy by focusing on all the areas of your life you can adapt to increase your chances of having a healthy baby:
Prepare your body for pregnancy
Improve egg and sperm health
Increase chances of implantation
Optimise reproductive hormone levels that may be impacting on fertility
Help regulate ovulation cycles
Reduce inflammation and oxidative stress
Optimise your chances of becoming pregnant
Improve outcomes of Assisted Reproduction Therapies (including IVF)
Meet your prenatal nutrient requirements
Influence genetic programming to benefit the future health of your baby
All my nutrition consultations are offered online, via Zoom or by phone, so that you can remain in the comfort of your home or office, at a time that is convenient to you.
Step 1: Discovery Consultation
Your free 20 minute Discovery Consultation gives us a chance to meet and get to know each other, for you to tell me a bit about what is going on in your life, and to decide if I'm the right person to help you on your journey.
During the discovery consultation, we'll discuss:
Your background and what area of your preconception health you're most needing support with
How I can help you to achieve your preconception health & lifestyle goals
What you can expect from your preconception coaching experience with me
Any questions you may have
This free call is also obligation free. Following our chat it's entirely up to you to decide if you think I can help and you want to continue.
Step 2: Nutrition & Lifestyle Consultation
Your 60 minute Nutrition & Lifestyle Consultation is your first step towards reaching your preconception goals.
Your personalised preconception plan with specific nutrition & lifestyle
What you get after your consultation
The option of a standard meal plan or a personalised week long meal plan with recipes
Educational worksheets depending on your specific dietary requirements and/or conditions
Recommendations on nutritional supplements to optimise your preconception health, if appropriate
We will take the time to build a comprehensive health profile and identify the areas we will focus on for tangible results:
Build your personal health profile based on your medical history, existing health concerns or conditions, medications, and symptoms
Evaluate any previous biochemistry and/or blood results you’ve gathered from working with other health professionals
- Complete a comprehensive nutritional assessment
- Complete a lifestyle assessment
Set your preconception nutrition and lifestyle goals
Step 3: Nurture Coaching Program
I know how important it is to get the right support as you progress. By becoming a member of my 3 month preconception nutrition & lifestyle coaching program I will provide you with the right level of support when you need it: we track your progress together, optimise your plan and I'll be there for you to answer questions and guide you along the way.
If you're looking to see real progress, especially when you want to improve your egg health, this preconception program is what you need:
Fully personalised - just for you! I believe that each woman is unique, so each membership program is specifically designed on a deep understanding and assessment of your specific needs…and tastes! The program looks at all aspects of nutrition and lifestyle choices that can influence your fertility.
Supportive. I'm here for you every step of the way. You will receive on-going support of a dedicated dietitian (me!) to guide and support you, as well as answer all your questions.
Fully flexible. You can start whenever you feel ready. I recommend dedicating at least 3 months to get your body ready for pregnancy. This is the ideal timeframe for preconception care because your eggs take around this long to develop, and while they are developing over this time, they get the benefit of all the changes you are making to improve your overall health.
Enjoyable - The path to pregnancy can be a challenging experience for some of us – so you don’t need more constraints. It’s about enjoying nutrition, so the program is full of delicious and satisfying recipes.
2 x 25 minute Follow-up Consultations each month
Weekly personalised meal plans with customised recipes & shopping lists
Your updated and optimised plan based on your Follow-up Consultation
Exclusive Members' mobile app to access your plan and track your progress
Unlimited email support from your Dietitian
Personalised educational worksheets based on your dietary requirements and/or conditions
I also offer stand alone 45 minute follow-up consultations, as well as couple consultations. Please contact me by email to book one.
Any questions? Feel free to get in touch