Fertility Program

GMTV / LK Today natural fertility expert, London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston presents the fertility program that helped win the GMTV baby race on breakfast television (beating IVF and Acupuncture treatments)

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Foods for Life fertility and pregnancy plans

There are 4 points to consider to optimise your chances of conception and sustained pregnancy.

1) The mother's health, fitness and fertility - Your body's first priority is to your healthy survival - you have to convince it you are healthy enough to survive 9 months of pregnancy and then up to 3 days giving birth. Your Foods for Life nutritionist can help you reach optimal health for an enjoyable and succesful healthy pregnancy without morning sickness or other stressfull complications.

2) The father's health, fitness and fertility - The fathers contribution is very important - before week 12 your body will make a decision about whether it acesses the fertilised egg is worth 9 months of investment. The NHS say "An estimated 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, although the figure could be significantly higher because many miscarriages are thought to occur before a woman realises that she is pregnant."
Making sure the father's contribution is optimal quality can help reduce the risk of miscarriage almost as much as the mother's health. Our nutritionists prefer to see both partners and parents to be to optimise conception and thus fertility.

3) Enough raw materials to create and sustain life - As well as the mothers own health there needs to be enough resources of the raw ingredients and chemicals to make a healthy baby and build all the vital organs. Adequate levels of essential fats have been shown to be vitally import for the optimal development of a an intelligent healthy baby. Foods for Life nutritionists can test your levels of essential fats and amino acids, hormones as well as check for toxic levels of minerals and problem chemicals and bio-markers. See below for more details of Foods for Life nutrition fertility plan programs below.

4) Reducing the element of luck - just making love at exactly the right time can help dramatically. Understand your body and how it works a little better. Natural contraception systems such as persona can be useful to detect your ovulation point, or menstrual cycle fertility software (see fertility link below)

Ovulation Calendar


The benefits of pre-conceptual care


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Who could benefit from a Foods for Life fertility plan?


        • Parents-to-be wanting to optimise the health of mum and baby
        • Parents-to-be having fertility problems
        • Parents-to-be undergoing assisted conception


Easy to implement dietary changes can make a profound difference to the health of you and your baby. Please see our testimonial section to read how our clients have benefited from pre-conceptual and pregnancy dietary support.


If you are having trouble conceiving then dietary support may be what makes the difference in not only helping you conceive but also having an enjoyable pregnancy and a healthy baby.

If you visit your GP for advice to help you conceive you’re most likely to be told to avoid alcohol and smoking (sound advice), keep trying and come back if you are not successful. The next step is likely to be IVF or a similar assisted conception technique.


It is well proven that alcohol and smoking have a detrimental effect on fertility, but there are many other nutritional steps you can take to improve your chances of conception and much research to prove it. Just one example is a study at the University of Surrey consisting of several hundred would-be parents with a history of fertility problems. They were put on tailor-made holistic pre-conceptual care programmes focussing principally on diet, vitamin and mineral supplementation and avoidance of environmental toxins. A stunning 81% of those who took part went on to produce healthy babies.


The Statistics


Following a fertility diet and lifestyle plan has been shown to have more than an 80% success rate in couples with fertility problems (Success being a healthy baby born.) Assisted conception does not fare so well.


Success rates for assisted conception IUI, IVF, ICSI

(from the London Fertility Centre who claim to consistently have the highest UK success rates)

    • IUI  - average 14.8% (9.7% – 24%)

    • IVF  - average 35% (14% - 52% depending on age)

    • ICSI – average 40.4 %(24% - 52% depending on age)




Your Foods for Life Fertility Plan


At Foods for Life we support each person on an individual basis. We look at your very unique health needs, address any imbalances and optimise your wellbeing to support you in being able to conceive a healthy baby.


If you are having trouble conceiving there may be a number of underlying issues and building optimal health is dealing with each of these, putting the pieces of the jigsaw of health in place until daily wellness is part of life and so are your chances of having a healthy baby.


Your Foods for Life nutritional therapist will work with you to draw up an action plan or strategy for dealing with your health. This plan with be devised for you as an individual as although certain foods are good for most of us, and some of course not so good, we all have different needs due to our genetic make-up and to our previous diet and lifestyle influencing the expression of genetics. Your personal strategy may include diet, lifestyle and supplement advice and recommendations for tests which would give further clues to your individual bio-chemistry.


Nutritional support is not just for the woman, it can also support male fertility maximising sperm health.

Our nutritionist’s qualifications


All our fertility and pregnancy nutritional therapists are BANT registered (British Association of Nutritional Therapists), have trained for a minimum of 3 years, undergo regular CPD (continuing professional development training) and are Foresight registered (the charity for the promotion of pre-conceptual care )

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When should you start your plan?


It takes around 5 months for eggs and 3½ months for sperm to mature before being ready for release. It therefore makes good sense to start a pre-conception plan at least 4, ideally 6 months before trying to conceive. Not only can the right nutrition and lifestyle changes help natural conception, but in those cases where assisted conception is the only option, a good nutrition programme can enhance success rates.


If you are already pregnant please see our pregnancy plan section.


Step 1 – Your questionnaire

You receive a 4-page health history questionnaire and a 3-day food diary to complete and return to your nutritional therapist


Step 2 – your one-to-one consultation

You have a one hour consultation with your Foods for Life nutritional therapist. If you are in the London area this would be in one of our London clinics, if not this would be on the telephone. In this consultation you receive:

    • Your fertility pack, including the latest information on the best foods for fertility health, nutrient needs and meal plans
    • A personal strategy for health based on your consultation
    • Supplement recommendations if appropriate
    • If you have a health condition which needs further support you may be referred for tests such as  a Hair Mineral test, a Vitamin and Mineral Profile, a Female or Male hormone profile
    • If you need complementary support you may be referred to a Therapies for Life consultant such as medical herbalist, fitness consultant, reflexologist or acupuncturist

Step 3 – continuing support

You may choose to have your health monitored and further supported with follow up consultations. This can be arranged as needed


Step 4 – your pregnancy plan

Once pregnant we continue to support you and your baby’s health during your pregnancy.


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    • A one-hour individual consultation costs £75 to £95 depending on the clinic. You can just have one consultation but most clients prefer to have a follow up consultation four weeks after their initial consultation
    • A two hour couples consultation costs £150 to £190 depending on the clinic
    • Phone consultations are charged at the lowest clinic rate of £75 per hour
    • Tests, supplements and any other therapies such as herbalism are at an additional cost

To book a fertility or pregnancy appointment, check availability, request assessment forms or book a biochemical test please use the Foods for Life contact form at



The Natal Hypnotherapy programme

Includes a 4 CD set and a 24 pg booklet. Many  customers say the booklet was the most useful thing they read in their entire pregnancy.

You will improve your pregancy and birth experience by using the cds from 6 weeks onwards. Whatever type of birth you are planning, there is a Natal Hypnotherapy Programme for you. Choose between a Hospital/Birth Centre birth, Home birth, Caesarean, Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) and even Twins (Twins vaginal or caesarean birth). The four CD set includes:
Pregnancy Relaxation CD
Effective Birth Preparation CD
Relaxing Birth Music CD
Fast Post Natal Recovery CD
Price: £39.99 (Including VAT at 17.5%) + postage + Packing

Pregnancy Relaxation Pregnancy Relaxation
Choose this Natal Hypnotherapy CD for a healthier more relaxed pregnancy from 6 weeks onwards
Expecting just the one? - Choose Pregancy Relaxation
Planning for two or more? - Choose Pregancy Relaxation Twins

Price: £12.00 (Including VAT at 17.5%)

Effective Birth Preparation range of CDsBirth preperation
Choose from this range of cds for a better birth experience for a
- Effective Birth Preparation for Hospital or Birthing Centre (versions for one baby and for twins+)
- Effective Birth Preparation for Home birth
- Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)
- Prepare for a Caesarean (versions for one baby and for twins+)
Price: £12.00 (Including VAT at 17.5%)

Relaxing Birth Music Relaxing Birth Music
An important accompaniment to the Natal Hypnotherapy CDs for birth.
This music acts as a powerful trigger for the relaxation and positive suggestions during labour
Price: £12.00 (Including VAT at 17.5%)

For a Fast Post Natal Recovery Post natal
Get more sleep, feel better, recover faster, get back to being you more quickly.

Price: £12.00 (Including VAT at 17.5%)

 Price for full set of 4 cd's including 24 page booklet £39.99 + £5.00 postage