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    Can A Special Diet or Supplement Get You Pregnant?

    June 27, 2017 / by Center of Reproductive Medicine   

    Center of Reproductive Medicine


    Realizing that you have something getting in the way of your fertility is one of the most frustrating things that a person can face. People spend a lot of time and effort making sure that they do not get pregnant in their early years, that not being able to get pregnant when you actually want to just seems unfair.

    Once you reach that point, it is only natural to grasp for a solution. In this day and age, society loves to provide easy (yet empty) solutions for just about everything. Take this pill, do this exercise, just have this point of view and you will be changed. It is so easy to fall into these traps when you need an answer badly enough.

    There are many fertility myths and, at the end of the day, the answer to your situation is not going to be a simple one. Yes, you have the potential to make a significant change with your body. However, make sure you do not fall into the trap. The way you approach and treat your body in this time is essential, but it is not going to be as simple as changing your diet.

    There is a science to it that is much bigger than that, and there are professionals that can help you. This article will explore the tempting “solutions” that will be advertised to you and the ones that will actually make a difference.

    Understanding Your Body

    No doubt, your health plays a huge role in your fertility. Yet, most of the time, changing your diet is not going to change your body’s ability to conceive. There are a number of people who are in poor health who are still able to get pregnant. This is why it is important to understand that being diligent about your vitamins isn’t going to be the active cure.

    Not to devalue such things, but they should not be viewed as fertility medicine. If you are having trouble getting pregnant, the issue has to do with something that lies a lot deeper within your system that a healthy diet will not be able to fix.

    Infertility Causes

    In females, infertility is often caused by:

    • ovulation disorders
    • uterine cervical abnormalities
    • fallopian tube damage
    • endometriosis
    • primary ovarian insufficiency
    • pelvic adhesions
    • cancer and the treatments for it
    • other serious health conditions

    These are conditions that require extensive care and cannot be turned around by changing your nutrient intake. Each condition needs a certain type of treatment, and in order to cater to its needs, you will need a doctor that is able to evaluate the situation properly.

    What To Do

    There are certain habits that you can eliminate which could increase the potential of your getting pregnant, such as:

    • tobacco use
    • excessive alcohol use
    • overeating
    • not eating properly
    • lack of exercise

    If you want a healthy reproductive system you need to take action. Exercise and a healthy diet will promote an overall healthy system. Still, you most likely will not be solving the underlying issue.

    Seek Help

    After considering the above, the answer is pretty obvious. You can never know what is truly going on with your body, especially when it comes to a serious health concern, unless you go to an expert. Fertility doctors can help you find the root of the problem so you are able to fully address what it is that is hindering you.

    The first step is to admit that there is a problem and that you need help. Once you do, you will be on the path to making a real productive change.  There are many options when it comes to fertility treatment, it is just about finding what makes the most sense for you.

    Once you have found the right physician you can start the process of figuring out what is going on with your body and what your body needs to do in order to get prepared for making a baby. Don’t wait any longer. Make the most effective choice.

    Choose Facts Not Myths

    There are a lot of myths on the internet that will sound tempting and familiar to you. If you are curious about common fertility myths and how to understand, reroute, and find solutions to these issues, download our eBook: Getting Pregnant 101. We take a deeper dive into additional facts, myths, and secrets surrounding fertility.

    Getting Pregnant 101: Facts, Myths, and Secrets To Fertility

    Topics: Health, Fertility, Pregnancy

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