Female Fertility + Health

Nutrition, Exercise, Self-Care: When Does It Matter for Your Fertility

expert interview series

Join Dr. Georgia Witkin, Head of Patient Services Development at Progyny, Director of Psychological Services at RMA of New York, Assistant Professor of OB-GYN and Reproductive Medicine at Mt. Sinai, as she explores the impact of nutrition, mindfulness, exercise, and self-care on fertility. Witkin discusses these topics with Dr. Serena Chen, Director for the Division of Reproductive Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas, and Jeanne Petrucci, MS, RDN, founder of Living Plate. Witkin, Chen and Petrucci investigate some of the myths surrounding diet and fertility and how you can start preparing your mind and body for a baby before you become pregnant.

Part 1 of 3: Fertility and Food

In the first part of this expert series, Dr. Georgia Witkin, Dr. Serena Chen and Jeanne Petrucci, RDN, discuss facts and fictions when it comes to fertility diets.

Part 2 of 3: Do’s and Don’ts While Pregnant: Nutrition and Self Care

In the second part of the series, Dr. Georgia Witkin, Dr. Serena Chen and Jeanne Petrucci, RDN, discuss some “dos” and “don’ts” of pregnancy self-care – things including “is coffee okay when pregnant?” and “how often should I exercise?”

Part 3 of 3: Self-Care in Nutrition: Tips to Simplify Healthy Eating

Eating healthily can be exhausting – but it doesn’t have to be. Dr. Georgia Witkin, Dr. Serena Chen and Jeanne Petrucci, RDN, give shortcuts to eating well when you don’t have much time or energy. From “eating the rainbow” to looking for healthy freezer options, nutritious eating doesn’t have to be hard.

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