“You are what you eat” are excellent words to live by, especially when you’re trying to conceive a child. At RMACT, we believe that eating in a balanced way as part of a healthy lifestyle can help lay the groundwork for a successful pregnancy.
That’s why we provide nutritional support and resources for our patients as part of our comprehensive approach to infertility treatment. Under the direction of Nutritionist Carolyn Gundell, M.S. and Nutritionist Laura Wolfe, RDN, CDN, CDE our nutrition program helps our patients and their partners understand the relationship between dietary choices, weight management, lifestyle choices, health conditions, fertility and pregancy.
“My passion is nutrition. I love working with patients to help them understand how living a healthy lifestyle plays an important role in fertility, pre-conception and prenatal health, in addition to the life-long health of the parents, child, and whole family,” Carolyn says. “Many consumers are given the wrong impression about health and nutrition from misleading information which often promises quick and unsafe results rather than reinforcing life-long healthy behavior change.”
“Using culturally sensitive nutrition counseling, I work together with my patients, to develop a nutrition plan which fits into their lifestyle and budget, while meeting their health needs and fertility plans.” Laura goes on to say, “my job is to listen to my clients’ concerns and work to empower them, so that together, we create a personalized plan to achieve a successful outcome.”
The fertility nutrition program offers individual consultations that provide education and strategies on how to optimize health for conception and pregnancy, using foods to improve fertility. Carolyn and Laura both have a special interest in helping women with conditions that affect fertility – from insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), celiac disease, diabetes and pre diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, eating disorders to underweight and overweight concerns – and harnessing the power of nutrition education to optimize health. Additionally, RMACT sponsors interactive nutrition seminars at its Norwalk clinic that are led by either Carolyn or Laura and one of RMACT's other clinical team members.
Call 203-750-7492 for more information on nutrition to increase fertility, or contact us here.