We're all unique and what works for someone on the internet might not be right for you. Your genetics are different and your environment is different so the factors underlying your infertility will be different even if you have the same diagnosis.
learn how to take ownership of your fertility and empower yourself.
get personalised fertility nutrition advice unique to you, your lifestyle, likes and dislikes.
optimise your health using food, nutrition and lifestyle.
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Our fertility is a reflection of our overall health; optimal fertility is a side-effect of a healthy and happy body. By gaining a clear understanding of how improving your overall health positively affects fertility and learning what's happening in your body, you will be able to use nutrition and lifestyle changes to optimise your fertility.
UNDERSTAND WHAT NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE FACTORS MIGHT BE AT PLAY FOR YOU.
enjoy DELICIOUS, EASY RECIPES THAT YOUR PARTNER WILL ALSO LOVE... I DON'T ENFORCE A MISERABLE OR PUNISHING REGIME!
reclaim the power over your health that infertility takes away.
it's a minefield out there!
Thanks to the amount of conflicting information available on the internet (and the fact that everyone thinks they're a nutritionist!), it can be hard to work out what to do for the best; what is right for you? Should you eat gluten or not? What about dairy? Or soy? Should you be vegetarian? How about vegan? Is a little bit of caffeine ok? How about alcohol? Sugar? What about keto? Or should you be following a Mediterranean diet? Agh! No wonder we feel overwhelmed.
And that's where I can help.
Understanding the influence food, nutrition and lifestyle is having on your health as an individual will help you take steps to optimise your fertility and support your body to be the healthiest it can be in preparation for conception.
Meet your nutritionist
Not only am I highly trained and experienced in fertility nutrition, I also understand the unique pressures of infertility and the impact it has; after a long fertility journey and a diagnosis of unexplained infertility, I have two boys who were conceived via IVF. I also love food! This means I'm passionate about helping you make appropriate changes for you, but also ensuring that you absolutely love the food and recipes I'm recommending, are clear about why I'm recommending them and are still able to enjoy life.
author of the fertility kitchen
ivf mama & fertility nutritionist
Before our first appointment you'll complete a health and lifestyle questionnaire and food diary. We'll go through this, set your health goals and make a plan, which might include test recommendations to help identify factors that may be affecting your fertility. This could be a test to assess your body's need for antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, digestive support, and other select nutrients, stool testing or food intolerance testing to assess digestive health.
Your personalised Fertility Optimisation Plan will encompass nutrition, meal and recipe recommendations, supplement plan (if appropriate) and lifestyle support. It will also include test recommendations or targeted nutrition recommendations based on test results (if applicable). We take things at your pace with a step-by-step approach that's both balanced and sustainable. I don't ask you to completely overhaul your diet in one go - that's not fun and doesn't usually work in the long run.
Regular follow-up sessions will help you take consistent action and build on small, important changes to your diet and lifestyle (which amount to a lot over time). During these sessions we'll re-evaulate your plan based on how things are going - maybe things are going well and you feel able to make more changes, or maybe you've had a tough week or two and need strategies to keep you on track. I will help you recognise other positive changes to your health that you can use as a gauge for the impact your diet and lifestyle changes are making, rather than focusing only on the goal of pregnancy. I'm rooting for you and here to support you every step of the way.
LET'S BREAK it DOWN
During the first consultation we'll discuss your health and family history, fertility diagnosis, diet and nutritional status, set your health goals and make a plan.
I'll support you to take consistent action through regular coaching sessions. We'll constantly re-evaluate your plan to help you reach your health goals.
You'll get to know your body better, gain clarity on what works for you, and equip yourself with a toolbox of strategies to use for life.
“Set realistic goals, keep re-evaluating, and be consistent.”
I am a registered Nutritional Therapist and graduated with Distinction after three years study at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION), I also hold a First Class BSc (Hons) Acupuncture degree from Kingston University and am currently studying Nutritional Medicine MSc at the University of Surrey. I'm a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine and CHNC. I have spent ten years specialising in preconception health, fertility and pregnancy.
Frequently Asked Questions
It depends on your individual situation. I aim to give you a comprehensive plan during the initial consultation. Regular ongoing coaching sessions help you maintain consistency and motivation to reach your goals.
I take a food first approach, but some nutrients are especially important for fertility and pregnancy and are difficult to obtain solely from the diet. Moreover, there are several that can be depleted by medications, such as the contraceptive pill.
No, I am not a medical doctor. I do not diagnose or treat specific conditions. My advice is complementary to medical advice from your doctor or healthcare provider. It does not replace it.
Supplements are additional, but you'll have access to exclusive discounts on practitioner grade supplements.
The first consultation is usually completed within 60 minutes and follow-ups take around 30 minutes. It really depends on you as an individual, your health history and whether I am seeing you alone or as a couple.
If you're planning IVF and are seeking general nutrition support to complement your cycle, my Optimise IVF programme is better suited than one-to-one support. But if you want personalised nutrition support before embarking on IVF then I'm happy to discuss your suitability. Email me to chat about what's right for you.
Once you've paid for your consultation you will be able to schedule it within the client portal. You will need to complete the consent form and intake questionnaire before your first consultation.
No I don't offer refunds and I operate a strict 24-hour cancellation policy for scheduled consultations, with the full cost of your appointment payable if the required notice isn’t provided.
If you would like to discuss a payment plan please email me. If we agree on a payment plan, recurring card payments will be set up on the payment portal (Stripe) and transactions will appear on your statement as a monthly card purchase.
My consultation hours are Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 17:00 and 19:30 and Saturday mornings between 08:30 and 10:30. All consultations take place online in my client portal (Kajabi).
Yes of course. Some women prefer to see me alone and others prefer their partner to be involved. If you see me as a couple you will receive one plan which includes advice for both of you.
Yes, sometimes, e.g. if I think you may be deficient in a nutrient from the information you provide or your diet, for example if you are following a vegetarian or vegan diet. Common exploratory tests include: comprehensive thyroid panel, food sensitivity screen, iron deficiency screen, vitamin D, nutritional status, Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), vaginal microbiome testing and sperm DNA fragmentation for your partner. Additional tests are not mandatory and some may be arranged through your healthcare provider.
I completely understand. Every pound invested in your fertility is an important one!
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Fertility: To educate and empower women to take ownership of their fertility.
Food: To inspire with positive nutrition advice and delicious, nutrient-rich recipes.
Life: To encourage lifestyle practices that support wellbeing and optimal fertility.