Nutrition for Fertility
Online nutrition services and consultations are available for Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. residents.
When it comes to fertility and nutrition/diet information, misinformation abounds. It can be confusing to try and decipher fact from fiction. Should you cut out sugar if you are trying to conceive? What about wheat gluten? Alcohol? Caffeine? What about supplements? High protein? Low fat?
We do know that women who are closer to their healthy body weight have better odds of conception than women who are over or under their ideal weight. In addition, there is evidence that physicians can treat some conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis and yeast overgrowth, which may negatively impact fertility, with dietary modification. Our fertility nutritionist will help to make changes to your diet to maximize nutrient intake, improve mood and energy levels and keep you feeling healthy. Our fertility nutritionist at the Wellness Center can help you ensure that your new eating plan is balanced and provides adequate calorie and nutrient intake. We can also offer meal ideas and snack tips to make it easier to stick with your plan. The nutritional consults are integrative and specialized, combining the latest in science-based nutrition.
Our specially trained fertility nutritionist, Meghan Sylvester RDN, LDN, is now accepting most major insurances.
During the initial nutrition consultation, Meghan will review your medical, health, and diet history in order to help determine fertility nutrition recommendations and appropriate supplementation, if applicable. In addition, each patient will receive an evidence-based nutrition manual as a guide. Meghan works with each patient to set realistic, manageable goals, and create an individualized diet and lifestyle plan that is catered to your needs.
To schedule an initial nutrition consultation, please call The Wellness Center at Shady Grove Fertility at 301-610-7755.
* To confirm you have nutrition counseling benefits, please call your insurance provider prior to scheduling an appointment. Out-of-pocket fees may be reimbursed through a health savings account (HSA).