Fertility and Nutrition

Nutrition Program for IVF

Fertility and Nutrition

Nutrition links with fertility in many different ways:
  • Being underweight can lead to anovulation, reduced estrogen levels, and increased miscarriage risks
  • Obesity affects menstruation regularity
  • Obesity can lead to ovulatory issues and diminished response to fertility drugs
  • Obese women are at higher risk for miscarriage, gestational diabetes, hypertension, preeclampsia, or toxemia
  • PCOS is linked with insulin resistance, which causes hormonal imbalances in the ovaries
  • Hormonal imbalances can interrupt the normal cycle of ovulation
  • Being overweight can upset the balance of sex hormones, with or without PCOS
  • Excess abdominal fat can increase production of androgen levels, which must be consistent for normal ovulation and conception
  • Excess body fat can trigger imbalances of the hypothalamus and pituitary hormones in the brain which are needed for normal ovulation
  • Increased insulin levels due to either obesity or PCOS disrupt the balance of sex hormones in the ovaries, which can interfere with ovulation

Nutrition program


By conducting a detailed diet and lifestyle history, we will develop a tailored plan and implement sensible modifications to promote a healthier lifestyle and achieve your specific health-related goals.

We work with individuals to address management or prevention of health concerns such as:

  • Weight control for fertility issues and/or treatments
  • PCOS
  • Diabetes/pre-diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Food sensitivities
  • Eating disorders
  • Allergies
  • Gluten and lactose intolerance
  • Women's health issues
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Cancer
  • Eating disorders
  • Cardiovascular disease