What Does Nutrition Have to Do With Infertility?

It is National Infertility Awareness Week. If you have infertility or are trying to conceive you may wonder how nutrition plays a role in your ability to have a healthy baby. In your pursuit of pregnancy, Resolve to Know More. There is much to learn about, such as when to see a fertility specialist, what the latest medical advances are and what conditions contribute to delayed time to conception. You may also Resolve to Know More about nutrition and infertility. Nutrition plays a clear role in the treatment of infertility by affecting the management of conditions that contribute to infertility and through nutrient deficiencies and insufficiencies.Which conditions can be better managed with food and nutrition?These conditions can contribute to infertility and delayed time to conception. Each of these have unique nutrition recommendations to improve chances of healthy conception.

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Endometriosis
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Amenorrhea (irregular periods)
  • Sperm abnormalities
  • Poor egg quality

Which nutrients play a direct role in infertility and delayed time to conception?These nutrients are essential to reproductive health. Deficiencies and insufficiencies that are corrected will improve chances of conception.

  • Vitamin D
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Folate metabolism
  • Antioxidant status
  • Melatonin

Resolve to know more about infertility advocacy and talk with your doctor about how nutrition plays a role in your reproductive health.Material on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for personalized nutrition or health advice or healthcare. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical care because of something you have read or accessed through this website.