Pre-Conception Nutrition: The Basics

Want to know where to get started on your diet and lifestyle for preconception health to boost your fertility and optimise the health of your future bub? I’ve got you covered in this blog post outlining the key nutrients to focus on in the lead up to planning your family.

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Do these 4 popular foods actually help with implantation?

What foods help with implantation: you may have heard that pineapple core, pomegranate juice, beetroots and brazil nuts are all key foods to be including in your diet after an embryo transfer or IVF to help boost blood flow and improve the chances of the embryo sticking. Find out the facts with The Dietologist, Stefanie Valakas APD – Dietitian and Nutritionist.

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What to drink (and say) when you’re trying to conceive (TTC) or pregnant

Non-alcohol drink ideas for social events when you’re trying to conceive or pregnant, plus some easy to use excuses that won’t give anything away to your family and friends as to why you’re ditching the booze! Written by Stefanie Valakas APD The Dietologist – Dietitian & Nutritionist

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The Gut Microbiome: From pre-conception to childhood

The gut microbiome of your child develops from before they are conceived, they depend on their mother’s gut microbiome composition, the use of antibiotics and probiotics during and after pregnancy or infancy, mode of delivery (vaginal vs C-section), breastfeeding or formula feeding and introduction of solids.

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How to Choose a Prenatal Vitamin

How to choose a prenatal vitamin and the key nutrients to look for including folic acid or folate, iodine, omega-3 fats (DHA), iron, vitamin D, vitamin B12 and choline. Recommendations by an Australian Accredited Practising Dietitian & Nutritionist – Stefanie Valakas – The Dietologist

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What to Eat for Healthy Sperm

What to eat for healthy sperm by The Dietologist – Stefanie Valakas APD (Dietitian & Nutritionist) steps you through the key nutrients (lycopene, CoQ10, vitamin C, zinc, folate, selenium, L-carnitine and vitamin E) as well as dietary patterns (Mediterranean diet) to support sperm health.

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Omega-3s – The Magic Ingredient?

What is the role of omega-3 rich diet, food and omega-3 supplements, including fish oil in fertility and pregnancy. Omega 3 and pregnancy, omega 3 and baby brain, omega 3 supplements, foods high in omega 3, vegan omega 3, marine omega 3. Omega 3 and trying to conceive, omega 3 and pre-term delivery. By Stefanie Valakas APD Dietitian & Nutritionist, The Dietologist.

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