Teamwork can boost fertility....

It is essentially a question of teamwork, both partners play a role in boosting fertility via their own diet and nutrition. Current evidence suggests that fertility can be affected by:

1. Body weight

Being a healthy weight is essential- a BMI of between 20 and 25 is ideal. Women who are underweight (BMI 19) can take longer to get pregnant. Being overweight (BMI >30) can reduce fertility, this also applies to men.

2. Alcohol

Alcohol can harm your developing baby. If you are trying to get pregnant limit alcohol consumption to no more than 1-2 units, 1-2x week. Men's fertility is likely to be affected by alcohol consumption. Limit intake to 3 to 4 units of alcohol per day.

3. Diet

Eating a healthy and balanced diet will provide mum and dad with essential nutrients for their own health as well as boosting their fertility. Diets high in unsaturated fats, whole grains, vegetables, and fish have been associated with improved fertility in both women and men. While current evidence suggests thats saturated fats and sugar have been associated with poorer fertility outcomes in women and men.

These 3 tips are also recommended for general health so get healthy together and good Luck!


Designed by The Hereford Dietitian 2020 Based in Herefordshire England UK