Diet & Nutrition

Numerous studies have shown that specific changes to one’s diet can improve fertility, prevent recurrent miscarriage and support a healthy pregnancy. A healthy and balanced diet can play an important role in fertility and pregnancy, particularly with the management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Our registered dietitians work closely with your Clinical Care Team to provide personalized nutrition counseling and dietary education classes in each of our RMANJ office locations.

At RMANJ our comprehensive health and nutrition program embraces the importance of proper diet and nutrition:

  • Maintaining a healthy BMI is associated with regular ovulation and increased IVF success rates

  • Having a low carbohydrate, portion-control diet helps reduce insulin levels which supports weight loss

  • Getting 30 minutes of exercise helps lower insulin levels and optimizes fertility

  • Having adequate Omega-3 in your diet promotes cycle regulation and improves fertility

  • Getting enough micronutrients, especially antioxidants, increases the chance of getting pregnant and fosters a healthy pregnancy

RMANJ'S REGISTERED DIETITIAN

sweeny_headshotMeet Marisa, RD

Marisa Sweeny, is the Director of Wellness Services at RMANJ, has been a registered dietitian since 2009. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences with a concentration in Dietetics from Montclair State University and is a member of Nutrition and Dietetics and New Jersey Dietetic Association.

“What you eat, and even what you do not eat, can have a profound effect on your fertility. Finding a well-balanced healthy meal plan that fits your lifestyle can help prepare you for fertility treatment and a healthy pregnancy.” – Marisa Sweeny, RD

Marisa works closely with our RMA physicians and nurses to develop a nutrition program focused on optimizing fertility and fostering healthy pregnancy.

Meet Our Entire Wellness Team

For more information on our fertility diet and nutrition, please contact us today.