While much about the role diet plays in the health of a pregnancy is well known, the importance of nutrition prior to conception is not as frequently discussed. Making changes to your diet while you are trying to conceive can actually boost your fertility.
One reason for this is that your body weight can be the key to infertility issues. According to the National Infertility Association, the female being either underweight or overweight accounts for 30% of all infertility issues. This is because in addition to your ovaries, your fat cells help regulate the estrogen in your body. If you are underweight, you may not be producing enough estrogen for proper ovulation, and if you are overweight, you may be producing too much estrogen. Continue reading