Diet & nutrition
Helping you prepare for fertility treatment and pregnancy.
BMI, diet and lifestyle choices affect fertility in both men and women, and can impact your chance of successful treatment.
To help you prepare for IVF and the journey ahead, fertility diet and nutritionist Rosie Tadman is available to support you.
Through a personal, private consultation, you will receive practical, positive advice to help you optimise your body and health before, during and after fertility treatment.
You might wish to see Rosie if you:
- Need to raise or lower your BMI to meet treatment limits
- Want to learn about fertility boosting foods – what to eat and what to avoid, and the key nutrients, vitamins and minerals you and your partner need for best fertility health
- Want to know how to improve your diet
- What foods to eat to help you maintain vitality, energy and mental clarity for the treatment journey
You do not need to take special prenatal vitamins before and during treatment. But we do advise that you take folic acid, which is recommended for women trying for a baby and in the early stages of pregnancy.
Reduce processed foods
Cut out processed foods and foods high in fat and sugar. Watch out for hidden fats and sugars in processed sauces.
Opt for wholegrain
Swap refined carbs such as white rice, white bread and pasta for wholegrain alternatives.
Vegetable proteins too
Your body needs protein but it does not just come from meat - increase your vegetable protein intake with foods such as seeds, beans and lentils.
Not all fats are bad
Cut down on saturated fat but up your good monounsaturated fats – found in foods like avocado and olive oil.
Eat your greens
Bulk up your meals with leafy salads including spinach – a natural source of folic acid, recommended in pregnancy.
We are here to help you get ready for fertility treatment, support you through it and take care of you in the earliest days of pregnancy.
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"You looked after us and supported us so well throughout our treatment and made us feel relaxed."