In light of recent news regarding Free IVF treatment on the NHS for women over 40, leading nutritionist and fertility expert, Dr Marilyn Glenville highlights the crucial nutritional and lifestyle changes couples should make to increase their chances of getting pregnant.
One in six couples in the UK experience difficulty getting pregnant. IVF has a 25 per cent success rate, which means 75 per cent of the cycles are failing – leaving thousands of couples with emotional heartache and financial strain.
Dr Marilyn Glenville has guided hundreds of couples on IVF through their fertility journey; and her 3-month programme provides a range of dietary, supplement and lifestyle changes, which have helped so many couples to conceive.
Dr Glenville has launched the Fertility Support Programme - a personalised 12-week nutritional and lifestyle fertility plan that can dramatically increase chances of conception, giving hope to thousands of couples across the UK experiencing problems with infertility.
“Couples with fertility problems can often experience stress, frustration and feelings of isolation,” says Dr Marilyn Glenville. “ Many people are unaware that just simple changes to your lifestyle and diet could help you achieve a healthy pregnancy. The support programme is a unique plan which encompasses an integrated approach through a combination of conventional and nutritional medicine.”
A ground-breaking study conducted by the University of Surrey revealed that after following the same nutritional and lifestyle advice outlined by Dr Glenville, 86 per cent of couples with a previous history of infertility became pregnant. “We took the vitamins, followed the advice, and three months later my wife became pregnant. It was almost like a switch, one year or so of nothing but trying, then three months of the plan – and Pregnancy!” says Ian R, who followed the Fertility Support Programme.
Fertility is a major issue for many couples. Around 70 per cent of patients visiting the Dr Marilyn Glenville clinic reveal that they receive a lack of support and insufficient advice from their doctor regarding fertility problems.
Dr Glenville is keen to highlight that while you can’t change the number of eggs you have, you can change their quality. “By improving the quality of your eggs, you are increasing your chances of conceiving naturally, and also preventing miscarriage. Men produce sperm all their lives so it is always possible to not only improve the quality, but also the quantity, with lifestyle and nutritional changes.”
Nutrients such as antioxidants have been shown to significantly boost male fertility and also help women improve their chances during IVF. Correcting the deficiencies of certain nutrients like vitamin D can have an enormous benefit for fertility for both men and women.
The Fertility Support Programme is available exclusively at the Dr Marilyn Glenville fertility clinic – www.marilynglenvilleeducation.com/article