Periconception Tip #3: Improve Your and His Health

    Periconception tip #3 of of the 10 periconception tips  that will help you improve your pregnancy chances and have a healthy baby:

    Eat well and take your vitamin and folic acid supplement well before conception. Improve his health too!

    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 getting pregnant. Taking supplements which include folic acid and prenatal vitamin supplements, 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).

    Finally, his sperm has to be healthy and plentiful so make sure you know 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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