IVFMD Nutritional Lifestyles

If you thought that the food on your plate won’t affect the chance of having a baby, think again…

At IVFMD, we have set up top-notch treatments to bring your dreams to life, going above and beyond a patient’s fertility problems to enhance the possibility of a healthy pregnancy. Based on the latest studies, we know which foods you should eat, those you must avoid, what vitamins and minerals would benefit your diet, how much and how often you should exercise, and the proper ways to manage lifestyle-affecting factors such as stress, sleep patterns and your everyday schedule.

For us, measuring success goes beyond the ultimate goal of parenthood: You can actually improve you overall health and live fuller lives, less dependent on drugs and medical procedures. We think you deserve a healthy pregnancy, as much as your child deserves the benefit of growing up with a healthy parent.

IVFMD has created a new comprehensive fertility lifestyle plan in which diet, supplementation, physical activity and overall well-being are thoroughly assessed and evaluated by the most qualified professionals in every field. We will work alongside your physician to make sure that everything is in place on the road to a stress-free pregnancy treatment.

Marta is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS-NSCA), Specialist in Fitness Nutrition (SFN), Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT), ISSA Master Trainer, and Lifestyles Consultant. She earned a Masters in Exercise Physiology, magna cum laude, from Florida International University, and a Masters in Finance, magna cum Laude, from Instituto de Estudios Superiores en Administracion (IESA). Currently, she serves as Lifestyles Consultant, Nutrition Specialist, and Exercise Physiologist at IVFMD, South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine, where she provides one-on-one on-site services.

Marta Montenegro, Lifestyles Expert

MartaMMarta is also an adjunct professor of exercise physiology at Florida International University. Through her studies and experience, Marta has developed her own system of plyometrics and resistance exercises used by professional athletes across a variety of disciplines. Marta founded and operated a successful private wellness center in her home country of Venezuela. The center was designed in conjunction with physicians’ programs that included nutritional guidelines, supplementation, exercise activity, and overall wellness techniques. Her popular and awarding winning website and blog MartaMontenegro.com advocates health, nutrition, and fitness advice and insight based in science.

Marta’s in-depth articles highlight the latest news and research and demonstrate the best ways for people to adopt and maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Healthline.com named it one of the Best health Blogs of 2011 and 2012. Previously, she was the founder of SOBeFiT, an international award winning nutrition, fitness, health, and sports magazine. As the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, she created innovative and popular columns  ike Fit Rx, which applies exercise programs to combat specific health ailments, and Top Trainer, which focuses on how top athletes and entertainment figures stay in shape. Marta is continually updating her teachings with the latest in nutrition, health and fitness science, sharing her expertise with readers of her column on AOL en Espanol and Fox News Latino. She has frequently contributed to both local and national media outlets, including CNN, CNN en español, NBC, ABC, CBS, and Univision and even matched wits with a panel of comedians on “The Joy Behar Show.”

She has also worked with athletes and celebrities like Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Misty May, and Mario Lopez among others. One of Marta’s areas of specialization is cardiac rehabilitation and she serves as a spokesperson for The American Heart Association, Florida regional chapter. She recently won honors in the Sports & Athletics category for Miami- Dade County’s In the Company of Women Awards 2011.

Coffee, Tea and Fertility
a blog by Marta Montenegro, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT, January 8, 2015

Does Elevated Cholesterol Hamper Your Fertility?
a blog by Marta Montenegro, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT, November 3, 2014

Gut Bacteria and Improved Fertility
a blog by Marta Montenegro, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT, October 1, 2014

Latest Studies on Diet, Supplements, Physical Activity, Weight Loss and Fertility
a blog by Marta Montenegro, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT, September 3, 2014

Is Juicing Good for Your Fertility?
a blog by Marta Montenegro, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT, August 5 2014

Break A Sweat and Boost Your Sperm Count
a blog by Marta Montenegro, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT, July 1 2014

The Right Fat Can Improve Your IVF Success
a blog by Marta Montenegro, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT, June 2 2014

Sleep and Be Fertile
a blog by Marta Montenegro, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT, May 5 2014

Timing Your Meals Helps with PCOS
a blog by Marta Montenegro, April 2 2014

Can the Sunshine Vitamin D Improve Sperm Performance?
a blog by Marta Montenegro, March 4 2014

20 Minute Combo Belly Fat Burner Workout
a blog by Marta Montenegro, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT, February 4 2014

The Gluten Free Craze: Does it Work?
a blog by Marta Montenegro, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT, January 7 2014

A Winning Pair: 8 Food Combos for Better Wellness
a blog by Marta Montenegro, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT, July 24th 2013

When Healthy Food is Not Your Taste
a blog by Marta Montenegro, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT, April 17th 2013

Don’t Resist Tubing Exercises
a blog by Marta Montenegro, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT, April 3rd 2013

Not All Whole Grains Are Created Equal
a blog by Marta Montenegro, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT, February 20th 2013

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