Nutrition and wellbeing

Lifestyle factors like nutrition, physical activity, stress and weight can affect our fertility, success of fertility treatment and the health of a pregnancy. However, unlike age or medical conditions which are often out of our control, these lifestyle factors are things we have the power to change.


Diet for fertility health

Often small adjustments to your diet can positively impact the chance of conceiving. Getting your diet in balance is an important first step of enhancing your fertility health. Scientific evidence shows that optimising diet pre-conception can help:

  • Improve egg and sperm health.
  • Increase the chance of becoming pregnant.
  • Regulate ovulation cycles affected by weight and insulin resistance.
  • Reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.
  • Improve the success of fertility treatment (ART or Assisted Reproductive Therapies).
  • Prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy.
  • Influence genetic programming to benefit the baby’s long-term health.

In addition, if you have a health condition like endometriosis, coeliac disease or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), nutrition can impact your symptoms, overall health and fertility.


Support at Repromed

We offer the expertise and support of our fertility Dietitian and Nutritionist Teresa Gudex to help you:

  • Improve your fertility whether you are having fertility treatment or not.
  • Feel confident you are making the right food choices.
  • Fit nutrition recommendations into your life and circumstances.
  • Manage nutrition related conditions that may impact your fertility such as Coeliac Disease, PCOS or endometriosis.
  • Correct nutrient deficiencies.
  • Ensure you are taking the correct nutritional supplements for your needs.
  • Meet your requirements on a restricted diet, e.g. vegetarian/vegan diet or food intolerances.

Teresa can provide advice that is achievable, backed up by science and highly personalised.

Get in touch with us for more information or to book a consultation with Teresa.

About Dietitian and Nutritionist Teresa Gudex

Bachelor of Science (BSc), Master of Dietetics (MDiet), New Zealand Registered Dietitian (NZRD)

Teresa’s role is to take the confusion away by translating the latest science into a personalised nutrition plan. She supports clients by providing evidence-based nutrition treatment specialised in optimisation of fertility and fertility treatment, pregnancy, the postpartum period and health conditions.

Since finishing her training at Otago University in 2014 Teresa has worked in hospitals in Hawkes Bay, Auckland and Ireland in a range of positions with adults and children. Her main area of interest is the critical importance of nutrition in the peri conception period and early years of a child’s life. 

She is also passionate about supporting clients pre-conception to make dietary changes that are backed up by science and achieve results with the least amount of restriction possible.

“In my spare time I enjoy cooking (surprise, surprise for a dietitian I know!), trying out new restaurants and finding creative ways to get my new husband to eat his vegetables.”

Teresa Gudex Nutritionist

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Megan Black

Nurse Manager


Megan leads the nursing team through the continually changing face of IVF. She works in a multidisciplinary team, providing the essential organization between the doctors and laboratory and ensuring communication between all departments.

Megan started her IVF nursing career in the United Kingdom, working in two large London clinic’s before returning to New Zealand. She is also the Secretary of Fertility Nurses of Australasia.

I love working with people and see nursing as a vocation, not a job. I usually spend my downtime absorbed in a good book and planning my next travel adventure.