My name is Rachael and I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist specialising in supporting clients to optimise their fertility via nutrition from conception to pregnancy and beyond.
After a 3.5 year battle to have a baby, which included 6 cycles of IVF stimulation, 4 egg collections, 2 IUIs, a natural pregnancy of twins which I miscarried at 6 weeks, an ectopic pregnancy, a D&C, 2 shots of methotrexate, 297 self-administered injections, PGS genetic testing of embryos, one mosaic embryo in storage and one genetically normal embryo I had my miracle baby: Felix.
Throughout this time I have developed a passion and robust understanding of the impact that nutrition can have on improving fertility outcomes, including:
Preparing the body for pregnancy
Supporting body and mind through IVF
Recovery from miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy
Maintaining a healthy pregnancy
Functional testing, tailored health and lifestyle plans and targeted supplementation can make a huge difference in the health of our hormones, quality of egg and sperm and ultimately improve our chance of conceiving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. I have a very tailored approach with my clients, we are all unique and our body and mind needs to be treated differently to get the best outcome.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition
- Registered with BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy)
- Registered with CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)
British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy is the professional body for Nutritional Therapists.
There are different BANT membership classes, including Full Member, Fellow Member and Student Member.
All BANT practitioners must have met the required standards of training, be fully insured and adhere to the BANT Code of Ethics and Practice.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including massage, aromatherapy and nutrition.
In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.
A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Information about health conditions (*)
Nutritional therapy can help enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.
From £195.00 to £500.00
Free initial telephone session
12 week programme
This is a programme suitable for those looking to conceive naturally or those planning to support their body for IVF/fertility treatment. Over the space of 12 weeks we will have 6 consultations and a series of tests if necessary to identify current health status and tailor a nutrition plan. The plan will be modified regularly as your health changes in order to meet your fertility needs.
Ad hoc programme
Initial Consultations: We will have an initial consultation which is an hour and 15 minutes in length. During the consultation, we will work together to get a thorough understanding of your current nutritional status, any relevant history and your fertility goals. We will then work together on a health plan and Rachael will recommend any tests/supplements that are relevant to you.
Follow up consultations: Follow up sessions to review your progress, discuss any challenges that you have encountered and refine your health plan to continue your progression in optimising your fertility.
Phone consultations: In some cases clients need more regular contact so we arrange additional touch points to review test results/support with new pregnancies or other changes in your fertility journey.
Get in touch to have a chat and see which package is best for you.