Nutrition and Fertility
How nutrition can improve fertility in men and women
Why improve fertility?
According to the NHS, around 1 in 5 couples may have difficulty conceiving a baby. This is approximately 3.5 million people in the UK alone.
It can be extremely disheartening and stressful when having problems trying to conceive. Infertility can affect both men and women, and the cause of which is currently “unknown”. It is clear that the healthier you are, the stronger your chances of conceiving. Nutrition is without doubt an important factor when looking at health, fertility and conception.
The role nutrition plays in improving fertility
The nutrients and vitamins that we absorb hugely impact on our overall health and hormone levels.
Good nutrition can not just help with conception but is also vital for the health of the developing foetus.
A balanced and nutritious diet may help with:
Production and maintenance of healthy sperm and eggs. Weight management, stress, immune issues, hormone imbalance, assists in effectiveness of other treatments.
How long can nutritional therapy help for?
When putting into practice advise gained from your sessions, you can expect to start seeing results within 3 months (on average).
Nutritional therapy should be considered up to 2 years prior to trying to conceive, throughout pregnancy and up to 18 months postpartum. During pregnancy, the hormones and needs of the mother change, and the development of the baby can be influenced by diet. Nutrition can also be re-visited when the time comes to start weaning your child at around 6 months of age.