Episode summary

Katie Shore addresses some common myths and misconceptions about fertility and nutrition, encouraging ‘trying’ couples to have hope, even if they’re over 35 or have a condition such as PCOS or endometriosis. Katie talks about fertility for overweight people, cautioning that weight loss is not always the answer. She gives advice about supplementation, beyond folic acid. And she touches on some lesser-known factors that can play a role in fertility struggles, from stress to pollutants.

This episode includes discussion of baby loss and female anatomy. Listener discretion is advised.


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Katie Shore is a registered nutritional therapist (DipION, MBANT, rCNHC) specialising in fertility, pregnancy and postnatal health. After having a baby in 2020 and experiencing first-hand how confusing and conflicting the wellbeing advice for pregnant women was for herself, she dedicated her practice to helping support women to be as healthy as possible so that they can either have a baby, enjoy their pregnancy or recover from birth. Holding specialist training in fertility, clinical experience, and through her lived experience of being a mum, she has supported hundreds of women and couples across the UK to fall (or stay) pregnant, cope with pregnancy symptoms or have enough energy to enjoy being mum to a newborn. She lives in Bedfordshire with her husband Paul and their son Albert, and works both remotely and in-person.



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