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Fertility Nutrition

Registered Dietitian
Lindsay Schuld MS, RD, LD
In Vitro Nutrition 

While I have experience counseling patients with chronic illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and GI issues like IBS, Crohn’s Disease etc., my passion lies with helping people lose weight so they can look and feel their best. Recently, my area of focus changed when my husband and I were going through IVF.

As a dietitian, I knew how important nutrition was for fertility, but after having been to two different clinics, I realized that neither one had bothered to ask me any questions regarding my diet and lifestyle. Why wasn’t a dietitian part of the fertility evaluation process? Why didn’t anyone discuss the importance of improving egg quality by following the right diet and taking the right supplements? I knew without a doubt that nutrition is a co-factor, if not the KEY factor in a lot of couple’s infertility diagnoses.

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What You Can Expect From In Vitro Nutrition

Initial Consultation

  • As part of your initial Cleveland Acupuncture consultation, you will receive a full nutrition evaluation detailing your current dietary habits. We will discuss the importance of nutrition for improving egg quality, and then I will put together an individualized nutrition plan based on your needs and lifestyle to ensure you are receiving all the nutrients you need for optimal fertility. Initial nutrition consults last around 45-60min.

Follow Up Appointments

  • We will focus on 1-2 topics at a time and set short-term goals for you to work on in- between appointments. Topics may include weight loss, nutrition considerations for PCOS, Hashimoto’s and endometriosis, how to read nutrition labels, meal prepping, healthy grocery shopping/cooking tips, pro vs anti-inflammatory foods, maximizing nutrient absorption, binge eating, avoiding environmental toxins like endocrine disruptors, dietary supplements etc.
  • Follow-up appointments last around 30-45min. Payment is monthly for $150, which includes two appointments/meeting every two weeks. Weekly appointments available upon request. Payment is month to month.

Whether you have been struggling to conceive or might be headed for IVF and want to give it the best chance possible, guidance and support from a knowledgeable and caring professional can make all the difference in reaching the destination of your journey.

Many specific fertility issues respond favorably to improved nutrition (PCOS, Hashimoto’s hypothyroid, poor egg quality, sperm factors), and it still amazes and frustrates me to know that clinics who charge SO much money for their services do not offer personalized one-on-one nutritional guidance and support.

I only hope that you found us early on in your journey so we can help prevent you from going down the too familiar road to nowhere that myself and many others have endured. Avoidi