The Lister Fertility Clinic has launched dietician consultations for patients in 2019 and heading up the department is Komal Kumar
Komal joined the Lister as a senior specialist dietician and has a passion that lies in the areas of endocrinology and gastroenterology.
She leads the specialist outpatient clinics at Lister Hospital and Lister Fertility Clinic and will run a series of group and one-to-one consultations to help people with their diet and nutrition.
Why should I be consulting a dietitian?
The link between fertility and diet has long been established. Having a personalised nutrition plan has been proven to improve fertility. It can help regulate ovulation cycles and improve sperm quality.
Studies have shown from the time a couple are looking to conceive, through to pregnancy and the first two years of the child’s development, diet and nutrition has a strong impact. Particularly on the child’s genetics and influences their health throughout their life. This concept is called Epigenetic Programming.
Investing in dietetic input through the clinic’s specialist fertility dietetic clinic can help with:
- optimising the chances of getting pregnant
- help regulate ovulatory cycles
- improve the health of eggs
- improve success rate of assisted reproductive treatments
- reducing pregnancy related risk factors for both mum and baby
- improving health of new born
- reduce risk of developing chronic diseases as a by-product of lifestyle modifications
- receive clarity on pregnancy care.
To find out more about whether you should be consulting a dietitian, read our FAQs here.
What is the Lister Approach?
Through a series of group or individual sessions, our qualified dietitian uses detailed scientific analysis to create a plan maximising your chance of success.
By following a personalised plan and setting clear targets, our dietitian can help optimise your chances of conception. They can also improve the chances of success with assisted reproductive treatments, set goals for a healthy pregnancy and beyond.
Groups sessions will begin on January 22 for an initial 15-minute telephone or email nutritional assessment. It will then run for the next three Tuesdays and will look at a variety of topics, including weight management, food and fertility and the long term benefits of eating healthily for you and your baby.
Individual consultations can be booked for people with more complex dietary needs via the clinic.
Komal will take part in an Instagram Q&A early next month, but click here to read an article in which she answered several questions from our readers in May 2018.
To find out more and book an appointment, click here