A Passion For Nutrition
Jodie sees the body as a whole, not as a separate set of systems; and while structural issues in the reproductive system can arise, all other systems of the body play an interconnected role in fertility. Her thorough and methodical approach ensures no stone is left unturned. She ensures that her clients are perfectly prepared for a healthy pregnancy.
Using mainly a food first approach, Jodie addresses changes that can be made to diet and lifestyle to optimise chances of pregnancy success. This often includes testing and the use of targeted supplements to ensure nutrient status is optimised.
Jodie works alongside a network of trusted professionals including leading consultants, fertility clinics, complementary therapists and counsellors to ensure her clients benefit from the full range of appropriate treatments available to them.
As well as her extensive work preparing couples for a healthy pregnancy, Jodie works with women throughout their pregnancies and into the postpartum phase. Through optimising diet and nutrient status during pregnancy, you will be supporting your baby’s health and development, as well as ensuring your health is optimal throughout pregnancy. Jodie offers consultations to support new mothers in the postpartum phase, where nutrient demands are further increased and depletion is common.
Contributing factors to infertility
We work together to address
Blood sugar balance
Poor egg quality
Sperm quality/count & motility issues
High sperm DNA fragmentation
Undetected autoimmune disease
Vaginal microbiome imbalances
Preparation for assisted reproduction
Digestive issues (constipation, diarrhea, bloating)
Working with Jodie
As it takes around 3 months to mature an egg and produce a fresh batch of sperm, working with Jodie is a process that takes place over the course of a minimum of 3 months. Clients continue to work with Jodie into their pregnancies and in the postpartum phase. Regular follow-up consultations ensure your diet and lifestyle plan can be updated to reflect any test results or changes to health.
Making a baby is a 50:50 effort, so in the case of preconception nutrition, Jodie works with both partners to optimise chances of pregnancy success. It is estimated that male factor infertility accounts for 50% of infertility cases and sperm counts and quality are decreasing, which can negatively impact pregnancy rates and increase miscarriage risk.
Jodie likes to use the motto ‘test, don’t guess’. Using the most up-to-date, evidence based testing, she is able to identify the often overlooked factors that can contribute to infertility. While most doctors are limited in their use of blood and functional tests, Jodie often tests other key aspects including thyroid, coeliac screening, microbiome, vaginal ecology, and sperm DNA fragmentation, amongst others. Unidentified disorder or imbalances in any of these areas can be a major contributory factor to infertility. These all too often go missed, causing unnecessary heartache and intensive, expensive, and sometimes avoidable, fertility treatments.