12 episodes

If you're curious, confused or contemplating what to consider when thinking about having a baby, this podcast is for you! New Zealand Registered Dietitian and owner of Oh Goodness! Nutrition Hannah Eriksen interviews a range of folks on their fertility journey (everyone is so different!) and chats about the latest nutritional guidance to help support you and your future family as it grows.

I'm Thinking of Having a Baby Hannah Eriksen

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If you're curious, confused or contemplating what to consider when thinking about having a baby, this podcast is for you! New Zealand Registered Dietitian and owner of Oh Goodness! Nutrition Hannah Eriksen interviews a range of folks on their fertility journey (everyone is so different!) and chats about the latest nutritional guidance to help support you and your future family as it grows.

    Tracking your cycle: the what, the why and the how

    Tracking your cycle: the what, the why and the how

    Do you know when you ovulate?

    If you're trying for a baby, nothing is more important than timing it right.

    And as Ami from Food Baby tells us in this episode, there are benefits to tracking your cycle beyond just getting pregnant!

    Here are links to the devices that Ami describes in this episode:
    Ava - ships only to the US and Europe
    Tempdrop - ships internationally
    Ovusense - doesn't currently ship to Asia

    Are you thinking of having a baby and want to find out more?
    Snaffle your FREE 'eating for pregnancy' checklist, to ensure you're doing best for you and bubs-to-be!Follow us on Instagram for all you need to know to prepare for pregnancy Subscribe to our show to never miss an episode. Would you mind leaving us a review, or better yet, share with another mama or dad-to be?!Oh Goodness! Nutrition is an evidence-based dietitian practice. However, given the general nature of the content presented on this podcast, it can not replace individualised medical advice.

    Are you ready to cut through the confusion and get your personalised nutrition plan?  Find out more about working with Oh Goodness! Nutrition.

    • 29 min
    What we know about stress and fertility

    What we know about stress and fertility

    I'm thrilled to have world-renowned scientist Professor Greg Anderson join me for this episode. Greg has spent his career researching how fertility is affected by stress (and nutrition, but that's probably another episode!)

    Who isn't affected by stress these days?! Hear how Greg and his team have uncovered the potential reason stress can cause infertility, and what we can do about it. 

    Are you thinking of having a baby and want to find out more?
    Snaffle your FREE 'eating for pregnancy' checklist, to ensure you're doing best for you and bubs-to-be!Follow us on Instagram for all you need to know to prepare for pregnancy Subscribe to our show to never miss an episode. Would you mind leaving us a review, or better yet, share with another mama or dad-to be?!Oh Goodness! Nutrition is an evidence-based dietitian practice. However, given the general nature of the content presented on this podcast, it can not replace individualised medical advice.

    Are you ready to cut through the confusion and get your personalised nutrition plan?  Find out more about working with Oh Goodness! Nutrition.

    • 24 min
    The effects of caffeine on fertility and pregnancy

    The effects of caffeine on fertility and pregnancy

    Calling all coffee lovers! This is definitely an episode you want to tune into!

    I'm joined by fertility nutrition expert Catherine Chong from catherine.fertilitydietitian who shares with us the latest research into what to be aware of when it comes to caffeine consumption, how much we should aim for, and alternatives to try if we're thinking of having a baby.

    In the episode, I mention herbal teas that are currently listed as safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women. The following can be drunk in moderation (no more than 2-3 cups per day):
    - ginger
    - lemon balm
    - linden flower (unless pre-existing cardiac conditions)
    - peppermint
    - red raspberry leaf  (no more than one cup per day in the first three months of pregnancy)
    - rosemary
    - rose hip

    Do you want to find out more?
    Snaffle your FREE 'eating for pregnancy' checklist, to ensure you're doing best for you and bubs-to-be!Follow us on Instagram for all you need to know to prepare for pregnancy Subscribe to our show to never miss an episode. Would you mind leaving us a review, or better yet, share with another mama or dad-to be?!Oh Goodness! Nutrition is an evidence-based dietitian practice. However, given the general nature of the content presented on this podcast, it can not replace individualised medical advice.

    Are you ready to cut through the confusion and get your personalised nutrition plan?  Find out more about working with Oh Goodness! Nutrition.

    • 24 min
    5 Simple Things to Improve Your Fertility

    5 Simple Things to Improve Your Fertility

    What can you do today that will improve your time to conception, and benefit you and bubs for both the short and long term?

    Listen to the five practical tips Lora Attia from Dietitian For Mums gives us on this episode of I'm Thinking of Having a Baby. 

    The five aspects we cover are:
    - get enough iron 🏋🏼‍♀️
    - load yourself with omega-3s 🐟
    - choose to drink less alcohol 🍸 
    - eat the rainbow 🌈 
    - move your body 🤸🏽‍♂️

    Do you want to find out more?
    Snaffle your FREE 'eating for pregnancy' checklist, to ensure you're doing best for you and bubs-to-be!Follow us on Instagram for all you need to know to prepare for pregnancy Subscribe to our show to never miss an episode. Would you mind leaving us a review, or better yet, share with another mama or dada-to be?!Oh Goodness! Nutrition is an evidence-based dietitian practice. However, given the general nature of the content presented on this podcast, it can not replace individualised medical advice. 

    Are you ready to cut through the confusion and get your personalised nutrition plan?  Find out more about working with Oh Goodness! Nutrition.

    • 37 min
    Help! What prenatal supplements should I be taking?!

    Help! What prenatal supplements should I be taking?!

    One of the most common questions I get asked is "what supplements should I be taking??" shortly followed by...
    "When should I take them?"
    "How long should I take them?"
    "Should I just get a multivitamin?"

    It's a confusing landscape of pills out there, so with Antonia from Family Focus Nutrition we delve into the must-knows with a point to mention everyone is different and us prenatal dietitians love to take all the guesswork out of it for you.

    Do you want to find out more?
    Read the blog post we wrote on prenatal supplements hereSnaffle your FREE 'eating for pregnancy' checklist, to ensure you're doing best for you and bubs-to-be!Follow us on Instagram for all you need to know to prepare for pregnancy Subscribe to our show to never miss an episode. Would you mind leaving us a review, or better yet, share with another mama or dada-to be?!Oh Goodness! Nutrition is an evidence-based dietitian practice. However, given the general nature of the content presented on this podcast, it can not replace individualised medical advice.  Are you ready to cut through the confusion and get your personalised nutrition plan? Find out more about Oh Goodness! Nutrition.

    • 30 min
    Meet Matt: his fertility skyrocketed with a simple change

    Meet Matt: his fertility skyrocketed with a simple change

    Sperm health: it's as important in conception as the women's contribution. And yet! Is not something we necessarily give enough thought to. 

    Matt shares how a couple of minor tweaks to his diet made a profound impact on his fertility and chances of conceiving. His story is not uncommon! 

    We cannot underestimate the value of good nutrition in the critical window of conception. Whether you have fertility issues or not, optimising sperm health is part and parcel of giving your baby the best start in life.

    Oh Goodness! Nutrition - passionate about supporting you through food and lifestyle, by cutting through the confusion and giving you the tools, knowledge and practical steps to make lasting change - for you and bubs!

    Do you want to find out more?
    Snaffle your FREE 'eating for pregnancy' checklist, to ensure you're doing best for you and bubs-to-be!Follow us on Instagram for all you need to know to prepare for pregnancy Subscribe to our show to never miss an episode. Would you mind leaving us a review, or better yet, share with another mama or dada-to be?!Oh Goodness! Nutrition is an evidence-based dietitian practice. However, given the general nature of the content presented on this podcast, it can not replace individualised medical advice. 

    Are you ready to cut through the confusion and get your personalised nutrition plan?  Find out more about Oh Goodness! Nutrition.

    • 18 min

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