The benefit of good pre-conceptual nutrition

Diet is recognized as one of the major environmental factors influencing fertility and the development of a foetus. Women may be born with a finite number of eggs formed within the ovaries, but diet and lifestyle can affect the quality of those eggs as they mature for ovulation. Good quality sperm/eggs and a healthy placenta improve chances of conception. I support patients and staff at Woking’s Nuffield Health IVF unit, advising and giving talks on the specific nutrients needed in a pre-conceptual diet to optimise the health and development of both egg and sperm. With successful conception, good dietary advice can also better support the first few weeks towards an established pregnancy. The mother’s subsequent intake of important dietary nutrients continues to impact the developing foetus and will also directly enhance the quality of breast-milk.
Functional testing can explore some aspects of an individual’s failure to conceive, which may have as contributing factors:
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Heavy metal burden
  • Environmental exposure to endocrine disruptors
  • Dietary imbalance raising risk of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

If you would like to book a consultation to talk about pre-conceptual nutrition, please just call 01483 770529 or email me – I’ll be happy to help.


. . . if it’s more than 3 months since you’ve seen some sun, your vitamin D level could be low? Healthy levels support the immune system, get yours checked – especially in winter.

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