Getting to Baby: A Food-First Fertility Plan to Improve Your Odds and Shorten Your Time to Pregnancy

Getting to Baby: A Food-First Fertility Plan to Improve Your Odds and Shorten Your Time to Pregnancy

Getting to Baby: A Food-First Fertility Plan to Improve Your Odds and Shorten Your Time to Pregnancy

Getting to Baby: A Food-First Fertility Plan to Improve Your Odds and Shorten Your Time to Pregnancy


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Shorten your time to pregnancy, avoid costly fertility treatments, and increase your odds of successful IVF treatment with this proven, food-first approach.

No matter what obstacles you’re facing in your journey to parenthood, Getting to Baby will help you take control of your fertility with an approach that has already helped thousands of women achieve their dream of having a baby.

Infertility can stem from a number of challenges: PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, egg quality, low sperm count, and more. But you can impact all of these conditions with one key shift: changing your diet.

In this practical, step-by-step blueprint, fertility specialist Angela Thyer, MD, and reproductive health nutritionist Judy Simon, RDN, share:

  • The compelling research on how food supports fertility
  • What to eat more of and less of to support conception and healthy pregnancy
  • Skills and manageable goals to make changing your diet easy
  • A six-week plan for implementing dietary and lifestyle changes
  • Stories from other women who have conceived successfully on the Food for Fertility plan
  • Plus, a sample menu to kickstart your journey

If you’re struggling to conceive, the last thing you want is vague advice—you need real answers and a plan of action. That’s where this book comes in. The fastest, healthiest way to baby is through the kitchen. Let Getting to Baby show you how.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781637744482
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 04/09/2024
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 217,652
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Angela Thyer, MD, is a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist in Seattle, Washington. She is triple-board-certified in reproductive endocrinology, infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology, and lifestyle medicine, and her special interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), nutrition and fertility, lifestyle medicine, and reproductive aging. She codeveloped the Food for Fertility Program with Judy Simon and is the medical director for both the Food for Fertility program and the Wellness program at SRM.

Dr. Angela’s philosophy of care is to provide truthful, transparent, and realistic information while being optimistic and providing all the care and empathy that women need when they are struggling with infertility. Most patients hope to get pregnant with as little intervention as possible. She embraces holistic care, knowing that diet, exercise, sleep, stress, and emotional support can strongly influence fertility, an approach that has allowed her to help thousands of women to realize their dream of starting a family.

Judy Simon, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist who specializes in reproductive health. She is the founder of Mind Body Nutrition, LLC, clinical instructor, and staff dietitian at the University of Washington. Judy has held leadership roles in the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Nutritional Special Interest Group, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Judy’s inclusive approach to health is to meet people where they are. She helps them find small changes in their daily habits which can inch toward better health. Integrating mindfulness, planning, and accountability all while taking a nonjudgmental, down-to-earth approach allows Judy to help many women have healthier, more fertile lives.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Getting to Baby, coauthored by two seasoned professionals in the field of female fertility, is an absolute gem for anyone embarking on the journey to parenthood . . . This book provides practical, real-world advice on how to incorporate specific nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for fertility into everyday life."
—Angela Grassi, MS, RDN, coauthor of The PCOS Workbook: Your Guide to Complete Physical and Emotional Health
“Judy Simon and Angela Thyer have created a wonderful book based on up-to-date nutrition science, a shared love of food, and real-world experience helping women conceive through their clinical practices and Food for Fertility classes. Not only are both authors skilled, experienced clinicians, but they truly care for their patients, and that shines through in this book."
—Carrie Dennett, MPH, RDN, author of Healthy for Your Life
“Dr. Angela Thyer and dietitian Judy Simon have written a must-read book for anyone considering pregnancy AND food as medicine . . . Use this as a guide and learn from experience.”
—Bisi Alli, DO, FACP, dipABLM, member of the board of directors for the American Medical Women’s Association
“If you’re looking for fertility-friendly advice on nutrition with an evidence-based approach, look no further because you’ve found Getting to Baby. I am thrilled to have this resource to recommend to my patients who ask about optimizing their food choices for their reproductive health.”
—Lora Shahine, MD, FACOG, reproductive endocrinologist and author of Not Broken: An Approachable Guide to Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Getting to Baby is a delightful and inspiring read for anyone who is contemplating a pregnancy or has struggled getting pregnant. It will captivate your heart through moving stories of women who achieved a pregnancy after learning about the relationship between food and fertility. The authors gracefully blend evidence-based lifestyle recommendations with a practical guide of how to implement those recommendations into your daily life to improve fertility and overall health.”
—Nancy Eriksen, MD, ACLM, coeditor of Improving Women’s Health Across the Lifespan
"A remarkable resource for anyone looking to understand the connection between nutrition and fertility . . . As a physician myself, I appreciate the evidence-based approach taken by Dr. Thyer and Judy, ensuring that readers receive accurate and up-to-date information. This book can also serve as a valuable resource for healthcare professionals looking to enhance their knowledge in this vital field."
—Paul C. Lin, MD, co-founder of Seattle Reproductive Medicine

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