Statistics show that the number of couples experiencing fertility problems is on the increase. The study of fertility nutrition has advanced signficantly, but sperm counts are dropping by up to 50%, sperm abnormalities are increasing, more women are experiencing miscarriage and approximately 30% of couples are told that they have ‘unexplained infertility’. Seeing a fertility nutritionist can help you make changes to your nutrition, which in turn can increase your fertility and your chances of conceiving.*
There is a great deal that can be done to improve your fertility and chance of conceiving with changes to your diet and nutrition, the addition of supplements and altering your lifestyle.
For example some nutrients can have the following affects:
- Certain fats can help balance hormone levels
- Some foods can improve the quality of a woman’s eggs
- Zinc can increase sperm count and reduce miscarriages
- Antioxidants can help protect against birth defects and miscarriage
- Some vitamins increase sperm quality and prevent clumping or sticking together of sperm
- Other nutrients can increase the flow of blood to the uterus, which helps to provide a more fertile environment for the embryo to grow and develop
It is just as important to make lifestyle changes as well as improvements to your diet, as smoking, drinking, being overweight, recreational drugs and stress can all have an impact on your chance of conceiving.
It takes approximately 3 – 4 months for both the egg and the sperm to develop and mature, therefore we recommend that couples follow a nutritional programme for the same amount of time, prior to trying to conceive, as this provide the best chance of conception.
To check for any nutrient imbalances or deficiencies we may also recommend some simple non-invasive tests.
What our clients say – about nutrition for fertility
Previously we’d had two failed rounds of IVF and had decided to have a break over the summer then try diet changes and supplements as per Emma’s recommendation, before going through it again, privately funded.
Well, I am overjoyed that we are just over 14 weeks pregnant!!!! All naturally! We conceived in late November and are sure that the diet changes and supplements were contributing factors to finally falling pregnant. All is going well so far, we are due in August.
We still have a cupboard full of supplements and will most definitely follow the same pathway when it’s time for baby no.2. Right now we are just elated and so very excited to become a family!!!
I have recommended you and the clinic many times, thanks so much once again.”
“After trying for a baby for over 12 months, undergoing many medical tests and taking medication that was making me feel terrible, I was looking for a place to turn to for help. Since part of my problem was being overweight, I researched nutrition and nutritionists online and when I came across The Nutritional Therapy Clinic’s website, I was hooked.
My first session was very informative, interesting and engaging. Emma concentrated on everything that was relevant to me and the depth of her knowledge was amazing. I followed her instructions and started feeling better within 2 weeks. I stopped taking my medication, as I felt I no longer needed it, and started getting my energy back. I felt wonderful. My eating plan could fit practically into my day to day life and I started experimenting with food and ate much more than ever before and still lost weight.* The subsequent sessions were exciting and Emma always had many new tips and advice for me.
I was pregnant in less than 4 months after my initial appointment, I am now in my 12th week and everything is going very well thanks to Emma’s pregnancy eating plan and the supplements she recommended.*
Words cannot express how thankful I am to her and how astonished I am at what good nutrition can do.”
If you have been trying to conceive without success or are just about to start and would like to improve your chances with a natural yet effective approach, contact us for a nutritional programme specifically designed to boost you and your partner’s fertility.*
Disclaimer: The information and advice provided by The Nutritional Therapy Clinic is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Any person suffering from conditions requiring medical attention, or who have symptoms that concern them, should consult a doctor. Testimonials on this site are examples of what we have done for other clients and of what some of our clients have said about us. However, we cannot guarantee the results in any case. Your results may vary and every situation is different. Please see our disclaimer section for further information.
Click here to contact us or for a free no obligation chat with an expert nutritionist about your fertility issue or call 08450949670. We have new client appointments available at our Harley Street clinic in London and at our clinic near Colchester, Essex.