Nutrition plays an essential role in improving the chances of conception and supporting a healthy pregnancy. Don't wait until you are pregnant to get serious about eating healthy. Diet matters greatly before pregnancy and solidifies healthy eating habits during pregnancy.
Top Fertility Diet
A fertility diet is one completely supporting your body throughout fertility treatment, pregnancy, and child birth. A top fertility diet will include foods dense in specific nutrients needed for:
- Hormonal function
- Hormonal production
- Hormonal balance
- Healthy eggs
- Fetal development
First Step: Switch Protein Sources
Switch your protein sources by replacing the beef, pork, or chicken you eat with vegetable protein sources. Vegetable protein sources include beans and nuts. Making this change can reduce a woman’s risk of ovulatory disorders by more than 50 percent.
Second Step: Consume High-Fat Dairy
Avoid eating low-fat dairy products as these may increase your risk of an ovulatory disorder. Replace at least one low-fat dairy serving of dairy with a high-fat serving. For instance, replace low-fat ice cream with one glass of whole milk.
Third Step: Maintain a Healthy Body Mass Index (BMI)
A healthy body weight and diet is essential to increasing your chances of becoming pregnant. Sophisticated fertility treatment through diagnostic testing, powerful fertility medications, and high-tech Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is greatly supplemented by a reliable fertility diet.
Strive to achieve and maintain a healthy BMI to keep your reproductive cycle in balance. A BMI of 19 to 24 indicates a healthy weight. Anything above 24 or below 19 may be hindering your chances of ovulation and conception. Women eating diets high in transfats, animal proteins, and carbohydrates are more likely to have an ovulatory disorder.
More Helpful Resources About Diet and Fertility
Discover more helpful resources on how your diet and healthy lifestyle can increase your fertility level by reaching out to Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs. Don’t delay seeking medical help from a renowned fertility specialist if you are having difficulty conceiving naturally. Click the icon below to schedule your consultation with the Doctor – or – call 888.325.7389.