The Programme:


Orsmond Clinic’s Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby Programme includes


  • Weekly menu plans to suit the calories and nutrients you need
  • Individualised advice on shopping and cooking
  • Delicious and easy to prepare recipes
  • Focus on reaching daily optimal nutrient requirements and avoiding harmful substances
  • Blood tests as required for health and wellbeing


Weight control at all stages of pregnancy is crucial- from pre to post pregnancy. Many of our clients want to lose weight to icrease their fertility to conceive naturally or before IVF. Obese women need to reduce their BMI (Body Mass Index) before conception for their own health and that of the unborn.  Becoming pregnant at overweight or obese levels increases the likelihood of:

  • Miscarriage


  • Stillbirth


  • C-section (elective and emergency) and complications after C-section: The likelihood of normal delivery is reduced in overweight mothers because babies are larger. This increases the chances of shoulder dystocia where the baby's shoulders get stuck during birth which can potentially be dangerous or fatal.


  • Pre-eclampsia: A blood pressure condition that occurs in 5-8% of all pregnancies and affects both the mother and unborn baby. This s one of the leading causes of maternal and infant illness and disease.


  • Gestational diabetes: This increases both the mother's and child's likelihood of developing Type 2 Diabetes later in life.


Children whose mothers are obese before pregnancy have an increased risk of developing a number of medical conditions. High maternal BMI can increase the risk of the following health complications for the unborn:


  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Adverse development



IVF is challenging both physically and emotionally. The likelihood of IVF succeeding at a higher BMI is low and the pregnancy risks associated are high for obese pregnant women.  We can help you to reduce your BMI quickly, safely and efficiently for the best possible outcome.


Testimonial-Louise Doyle


’I had been trying to conceive for quite a long time but knew I had to lose the extra weight in order to improve my chances of pregnancy. Thanks to Dr Eva and Orsmond Clinics I successfully lost 5 stone. As soon as I got to a healthy weight and BMI I had no problem with fertility and soon became pregnant.  I was delighted and was very lucky to have gone to the right place for advice. I knew in my heart that I did everything that I could!’’


See Louise’s full video testimonial on our website at




Contact us in confidence:


Loughlinstown Head Office, 13 Loughlinstown, Dublin 18

Tel:  01-282 7500 (all enquiries)



Orsmond Clinics are also located at:

Oranmore, Co. Galway

Ayrfield Medical Practise, Kilkenny

104 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2