preconception diet

Vitamins, Supplements, Folic Acid

Eating your 5 daily servings of fruits and vegetables helps you not only to maintain your weight, but it will also ensure that you are getting your balance of vitamins to improve your chances of getting pregnant. Taking supplements which include folic acid, prenatal vitamins, and those that include vitex to improve fertility such as FertilAid are all very important in preventing birth defects in the developing embryo.

Learn all about the "Food No-Nos".

Though a number of factors can be responsible, many doctors now believe that diet is key factor in fertility. In a study of some 17,000 women conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, researchers were able to define a group of "fertility foods" able to improve odds of getting pregnant. Which dietary tenets were key to increasing fertility?

  • Eating more monounsaturated fats (like olive oil) and less trans fats (like the kind found in many baked goods or fast foods).

  • Increasing intake of vegetable protein (like soy), while reducing animal protein (like red meat).

  • Eating more high fiber, low-glycemic foods (like whole grains, vegetables, and some fruits), while reducing the intake of refined carbohydrates and sugars.

  • Consuming moderate amounts of high-fat dairy products (like ice cream, whole milk, and cheese).

Improve His Health, Too!

Regular health screenings are important to living a long, health life. Sometimes, health screenings can detect a problem early on, before treatment is necessary. This allows you to work with your doctor to change lifestyle habits to improve health and well-being.

In order to get pregnant, a man's sperm has to be healthy and plentiful. Learn all about male fertility testing and how to improve his sperm count.

Take our quiz to find out how healthy a fertility lifestyle he has and to learn more about male fertility issues.

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