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)
Who could benefit from a Foods for Life fertility plan?
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
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.
(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)
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)
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 www.foresight-preconception.org.uk )
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
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.
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
Price for full set of 4 cd's including 24 page booklet £39.99 + £5.00 postage