Nutrition and Fertility

Nutrition is often seen as something that expecting mothers emphasize most after conception, but it is just as important prior to conception! If a women is deficient in nutrients prior to conception then the baby could be at risk for less than optimal health. Ideally, one should begin their fertility diet six months prior to conception. The fertility diet is nutrient-dense and has certain do’s and don’t’s that you will want to follow as strictly as possible to optimize your results. This diet can help to regulate your cycle and allow mothers to become pregnant naturally.

What to Eat:

  • Raw, pastured dairy

  • Whole eggs, egg yolks (pastured)

  • Pastured meats with fat

  • Healthy fats: coconut oil, butter, tallow, lard

  • Leafy greens

  • Fruits and vegetables (preferably organic)

  • Properly prepared whole grains

  • Fermented foods

  • Water or pregnancy tea

What NOT to Eat:

  • Artificial sweetners

  • Preservatives

  • MSG

  • Vegetable oils, margarine

  • Canned/processed foods

  • Propylene glycol

Changes to diet can help to treat anovulation and other ovulatory disorders and help to regulate PCOS. If you’re having issues conceiving then making changes to your diet could be the answer. The food you eat today can impact the health of your egg 90 days from now, so feeding your body correctly is crucial!

Written by Jennifer Scanlon, student intern.

If you are struggling with infertility and you have not changed your diet then you need to start here!!  Dr. Iman will be taking appointments for infertility consultations and treatments starting summer/fall 2017.  Feel free to reach out now with concerns you may have.  Lets work together to prepare your body to conceive naturally!