YES, eating a healthy diet is a good idea for the couples planning to become pregnant. Researchers from Harvard have published a review of past studies that examined the impact of diet on fertility and found that for women trying to become pregnant naturally, certain vitamins and nutrients were linked to positive effects on fertility, viz- folic acid, vitamin B12 ,omega-3 fatty acids etc. On the other hand, antioxidants, vitamin D, dairy products, soy, caffeine, and alcohol appeared to have little or no effect on fertility.
Healthy diet affects the fertility mainly by –
Healthy ovulation – Balanced diet helps in maintaining adequate hormonal function in the body, which is essential for successful ovulation. A poor diet can lead to excess insulin which interfere with maturation of eggs in ovary.
Healthy weight – Overweight/Obesity reduces the chances to get pregnant by effecting the quality of eggs and sperms. Obesity also increases the risk of miscarriage and other pregnancy complications.
Featured Fertility Dieticians / Nutritionists
The fertility diet helps in getting pregnant by making several changes to the diet. These changes emphasize consuming certain foods believed to boost fertility such as plant proteins, dairy products, folic acid, Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin B, Iron, etc.
Healthy ovulation - Balanced diet helps in maintaining adequate hormonal function in the body, which is essential for successful ovulation. A poor diet can lead to excess insulin which interferes with the maturation of eggs in the ovary.
Healthy weight - Overweight/Obesity reduces the chances to get pregnant by affecting the quality of eggs and sperms. Obesity also increases the risk of miscarriage and other pregnancy complications.
Healthy semen quality - Diet and lifestyle can affect both erections and sperm health. Certain diets, including those high in fat and animal protein, have been shown to impact sperm health.
Yes, our dieticians are certified and trained professionals. They are experienced professionals of fertility diet who believe in counseling and busting the myths before starting the session to reduce the anxiety and keep it as natural and normal to make them comfortable.
They only aim to support, educate, encourage and doing pre-cycle assessment including all the micronutrients which will help you to conceive, personalized Screening of Male & Female both on Biochemical Parameters and explain the fertility-related issues with an informative approach.
Good nutrition is vital for a healthy body and reproductive system and helps in becoming pregnant. Eating foods rich in antioxidants, fiber, proteins, and avoiding trans fats, refined carbs, etc. can affect fertility and also semen quality improves with healthy diets.
Sperm and egg quality are the prime factors that affect fertility. Like any other organ in the human body, the reproductive system relies on the nutrients and vitamins supplied to it. Foods can influence the reproductive health of a person positively. In males diet can increase the production of testosterone, thereby increasing sperm count as well as sperm motility and quality and in females, it helps in ovulation.
High androgen (male hormone) and insulin levels are seen in women with PCOS. Therefore, women with PCOS are encouraged to consume foods that are high in fiber and antioxidant-rich and limit processed foods or those with added sugars. In addition to decreasing blood sugar and improving insulin sensitivity, these diet changes may help with weight loss, which can subsequently improve the chance a woman with PCOS ovulates.
At Momkidcare we have certified specialists with more than 10 years of experience in fertility diet. A customized diet plan will be formed according to your issues like PCOS, Overweight etc. There will be a consultation call for your query discussion, with regular follow-ups and Whatsapp connectivity with our heath advisors and experts for any queries.
When trying to conceive you should not eat trans fats, soda, High-glycemic-index foods, Low-fat dairy products, Excess alcohol, Unpasteurized soft cheeses.