Fertility

If you’re struggling to become pregnant and don’t know what to do, don’t despair. Nutrition Plus specialises in providing women like you the nutritional and emotional support you need to build the foundations for a successful pregnancy.

Did you know that what you eat in the months leading up to conception helps to shape your baby’s future health? As well as drastically impacting your chances of conceiving? Personalised weight-control programs, a regimen of nutritional supplements, and other diet-oriented therapies can be important tools for falling pregnant.

 

For many of our clients, working on a natural approach to fertility with a Nutrition Plus Dietitian is a welcome alternative to more invasive solutions such as medical treatments. Our clients make nutrition choices that:

  • Optimise fertility
  • Help regulate ovulation cycles affected by weight
  • Improve the health of a woman’s eggs
  • Improve chances of becoming pregnant
  • Improve the success of Assisted Reproduction Therapies
  • Improve chances of bringing a baby to full term
  • Improve chances of having a healthy baby

How We Can Help

If you’ve ever Googled ‘difficulties becoming pregnant’, you’ll already have a list of reasons women can’t get pregnant. Put simply, every woman is different, and the reasons as to why she cannot get pregnant are also different. Our team of specialist Accredited Practising Dietitians provide personalised consultations that go beyond just nutrition advice, we offer experience, problem-solving, understanding and compassion to assist you on your fertility journey.

 

During your consultation, our certified fertility dietitians will help bring clarity to the confusing world of nutrition and dietary supplements and how they affect your fertility. With our guidance, you can create a unique plan designed to:

  • Support egg health
  • Optimise the chances of conception
  • Reduce the risk of miscarriage
  • Minimise the time it takes to conceive
  • Create the healthiest possible environment for a baby’s development

We want to help you and your future family thrive.

Frequently Asked Questions

Although weight is not the only factor contributing to a successful pregnancy, it can depend on what your weight and health are like to start with. Studies show that losing as little as 5% of body weight can improve your fertility. Your dietitian can evaluate your current body composition and make recommendations for healthy weight loss or gain, as required.

Age is a key feature in fertility. A decline in a woman’s fertility starts in her early 30s, linked primarily to hormone production. By age 40, she has a 5% chance pregnancy throughout any given cycle. Although, having said that, nutritional and other therapies can minimise the effects of ageing. As men age, sperm volume and mobility decrease, increasing the difficultly for them to impregnate their partner.

Women should reduce their intake of sugar and processed foods and may want to limit alcohol and coffee intakes. Whilst men need to stay away from foods high saturated fats such as bacon, processed meats, sausages, as a high-saturated fat diet leads to poor sperm health.

Simply, yes. But “What you need depends on you.” An experienced dietitian like the team at Nutrition Plus will do a thorough exploration into you and your health to create a personalised eating plan designed for your specific needs.

In a perfect world, every vitamin and mineral needed for good fertility would come from the food we eat. Unfortunately, our world is far from perfect. The first step in nutritional supplements is a prenatal multivitamin, but you shouldn’t automatically reach out for additional supplements unless you know you have a specific deficiency. It’s encouraged that you chat with one of our fertility dietitians what can help you establish which nutrients are lacking and whether you should get them from your food of supplements.

Hormones regulate your menstrual cycle, and the ability to ovulate or produce an egg. Oestrogen, luteinising hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, gonadotropin-releasing hormone and progesterone all dance in a finely tuned choreography to create the right environment for conception. About 30% of infertility is thought to be caused by oestrogen imbalance, which can be improved by a diet rich in phytoestrogens found in foods such as chickpeas, and alfalfa sprouts. The first step is to consult a specialist to determine the cause of the irregular periods.

Download our free fertility meal plan for delicious fertility-boosting meal ideas.

FREE Fertility Boosting Meal Plan

Your ultimate guide to optimising your fertility.

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