Many women who decide to start a family are surprised when they run into bumps in the road. Only 60% of women get pregnant after the first three months of trying, and this success rate decreases with age.
Optimal maternal health and nutrition are important factors in getting pregnant, and having a healthy baby.
Research has shown that diet and lifestyle have a significant impact on fertitility and should be the first factors addressed when you are facing infertility.
Weight can negatively impact fertility. A body mass index (BMI) of < 20 or > 30 can cause infertility.Smoking and drinking > 2 cups of coffee a day also reduce your ability to conceive.
Adopting supportive habits such as exercise and eating healthy foods will help with your fertility, These habits will will also lower cholesterol levels, decrease blood pressure, stabilize moods and make pregnancy easier on body.
Avocados are a wonderful, healthy fat, and a great source of potassium and vitamin E. Both nutrients help develop the uterine lining to support a pregnancy.
Berries: Flavanols give berries their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that are responsible for reducing and repairing cell damage
Veggies like spinach and kale are heavy in iron and folate. These help with fetal development and prevent birth defects.
The omega-3 fatty acids and DHA in salmon are extremely important for fetal brain and eye development. Optimal levels of omega-3s have been shown to have an impact on fertility as well.