Long before chocolate eggs, Easter and fertility became part of the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, it was a pagan Equinox ritual and ancient cultures, including the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Romans celebrated using eggs, which were a primitive symbol of fertility. Many different gods and goddesses were worshipped, and feasts were … Continue reading Eggs, Easter and fertility
As the spring weather starts to get warmer it is a great idea to start eating lighter foods such as fish and seafood after the long winter months of consuming casseroles … yummy as they are! There is now robust evidence of how omega-3 fatty acids can improve male and female fertility. NHS Choices recommend … Continue reading How omega-3 can improve fertility
If you’re planning for a baby, or if you’re about to undergo fertility treatment, the first question you need to ask yourself is: ‘How healthy am I. Do I need to lose some weight?’ It’s an important question to ask because being overweight or obese when you’re pregnant puts your own health and your baby’s health … Continue reading Being overweight affects your ability to conceive?
With the colder conditions of the winter months possibly improving sperm quality and boosting male fertility, and couples spending more time together through the long winter nights, December is often referred to as the most fertile month of the year, with more babies being conceived in December than in any other month of the year. … Continue reading Festive fertility fayre
Stoptober is a campaign run by the NHS to encourage people to stop smoking during October, in the hope that they continue to stop smoking long term. If you do smoke, and are trying to conceive either naturally or through fertility treatment, why not join in with Stoptober to improve your fertility and your chances of success. … Continue reading Join in with Stoptober to improve your fertility
In the first article on the importance of why preparation is key when trying to get pregnant, we wrote about detoxifying the body and the importance of good nutrition. In the second part of this article, we will look at the effect that exercise can have on your fertility. Exercise and fertility – it’s all … Continue reading Preparation is key when trying to get pregnant – Part two
Our doctors agree that preparation is key when trying to get pregnant. Whether you’re trying to conceive naturally or if you’re about to undergo fertility treatment, it is likely to be more successful if you are healthy and relaxed rather than being highly stressed and nutritionally deficient. One of the most important, yet overlooked, parts … Continue reading Preparation is key when trying to get pregnant – Part one
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin which is found naturally in only small amounts in a few foods. Therefore, in order to make vitamin D more available, it is added to dairy products, juices, and cereals that are then said to be ‘fortified with vitamin D’. But most vitamin D – 80% to 90% … Continue reading The importance of vitamin D for fertility success
Q. Dear Fit-for-Fertility. Can I eat red meat if I’m trying to get pregnant? Many fertility diets recommend not eating too much red meat. But how many times a week would be classed as too much? I’ve been offered conflicting advice, some say to cut it out completely, with other advice that says to … Continue reading Can I eat red meat if I’m trying to get pregnant?
It is important to improve your gut health before conception because your fertility, as well as other systems in the body, are directly affected by the health of your gastrointestinal system and making sure it is full of healthy flora at least three months before conception will ensure that the vital nutrients in your food … Continue reading Improve your gut health before conception