Ep 202: Food, Fertility and Nutritional Needs — Julia Axelbaum, Form Health

Julia Axelbaum, RD, Director of Clinical Nutrition at Form™

Balanced nutrition plays an important role in preparing the body for pregnancy and supporting a baby on the way! Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for a wide-ranging discussion with Julia Axelbaum, director of clinical nutrition at Form Health. As a registered dietician who is board certified in obesity and weight management, Julia discusses pre-pregnancy nutrition including what you might miss if you cut carbs or dairy, the fallacy that all fats are created equal and why being underweight or overweight matters when trying to conceive. By promoting a wholistic approach to health, including all-important vitamins such as folate, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12, the patient perspective can shift from looking at food through the lens of a “diet” and instead focus on this unique time to support the body for pregnancy preparation and beyond. 

Today’s episode is brought to you by Theralogix, Progyny, and Cicero Diagnostics