Lifestyle choices affect all areas of your life. Optimizing your health—by eating well, exercising and avoiding smoking and alcohol—can increase your chance of becoming pregnant, and of having an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery. SRM is proud to offer Food for Fertility, a group workshop focused on the needs of women struggling with infertility and excess body weight.
The First Step
Food for Fertility is led by Judy Simon, MS, RDN, CD, CHES, FAND. An expert in reproductive nutrition, Judy is dedicated to providing the information and motivation you need to incorporate healthy habits into your life. The first step is a one hour telemed visit with Judy. She will work one-on-one with you to develop an individually designed program to work on your health goals.
What to Expect
The Food for Fertility program is comprised of six weekly 75-90 minute sessions. Each session is highly interactive and designed to provide you with lifestyle information and skill building to promote optimal nutrition, movement, stress reduction, and fertility. Sessions involves goal setting, cooking a “food of the week” at your home virtually side by side with Judy and Dr. Angela, and sharing your experiences with other participants. Many of our patients have found that the most valuable aspect of the class is the sense of support you get from your peers.
We aim for a 5% weight loss over the course of the program. Everyone’s experience is different, but we have found that 5% is achievable for most women. We encourage participants to have their metabolic labs redone after the program; many find that their lab results have totally normalized as a result of the healthy habits they have incorporated into their life.
“Food for Fertility is a fantastic class that helps women struggling with infertility make healthy lifestyle changes in food and exercise one step at a time. It allows you to meet up with other women struggling with the same difficulties and provides a great support network. It also helps you to learn to try out new foods you may never have tried before such as chia, kale, and quinoa. Judy Simon is amazing—she makes things interesting and provides excellent education, advice, and support for all women who take this class. I highly recommend it.”
“Being part of the Food for Fertility program through SRM helped me to prepare myself both physically and mentally for pregnancy, and enabled me to focus my energy on being the best possible mother to my babies from the earliest possible moment.”
“I appreciated the hands on support.” “Mindfullness training was most valuable”. “I’d take the class again. “
“Being mindful of what’s most beneficial for my body; learning how to eat without shame”
“Very informative class and I would recommend them to everyone with or without fertility issues”. “The weekly goals helped a lot!”
What was most valuable? “The groups support and recipes; real life applications.” “Making friends and learning about nutrition and fertility”.