Trying for a baby? These dietary changes may help.
While so many other young women were fantasizing about what their wedding might be like, I was the type of young woman who daydreamed about my future babies, their names, their outfits, their laughs and smiles. I realized marriage would be a part of that, but I was already focused on the wonderful life after the fact. It felt like all I ever wanted was to have babies, so when I got pregnant on my honeymoon, everyone knew how thankful I was. The first thing my dad even said was, “Well, now you have all you ever wanted!”
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As a 24-year-old newlywed, the pregnancy happened a bit more quickly than I originally expected, but I realized I had already been nervous about being able to conceive. So even though it was a surprise to have it happen so soon, I was so thankful and relieved. Because if you want to be a mother, it’s hard not to think about whether you can have babies. And the big word “infertility” looms large.
In general terms, infertility just means the inability to conceive children. It’s almost as generic as the medical treatment that’s offered, basically as a one-size-fits-all, rather than fully understanding the root of the problem. There are hundreds of reasons why women don’t conceive and sometimes food, diet, and lifestyle can be a huge factor. In my nutritional practice, we’ve had a pretty darn good success rate at helping couples conceive babies.
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While exercise, sleep, and reduced stress are all important to conception, incorporating into your diet these particular foods, which are thought to assist with fertility, may help.