Simple Steps to Improve Your Fertility

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It is completely natural that as soon as we start thinking about getting pregnant, we immediately want to be as healthy as we can be.  To start, toss aside unhealthy habits like caffeine, alcohol and smoking- all of which have adverse affects on healthy pregnancy from increasing the risk of miscarriage to lowering sperm count (yes, these diet tips are for men too!).  Replace any processed and high sugar foods with an abundance of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein.

Next, begin taking a quality prenatal vitamin with adequate levels of folic acid, calcium and essential fatty acids.  While vitamins are no replacement for healthy eating, additional nutrients are believed to protect against birth defects and support the development of your baby in utero.

Finally, manage your weight with daily exercise.  Women who have a healthy BMI (body mass index) appear to have less difficulty conceiving.  Talk to your doctor or healthcare practitioner if you are seriously overweight or underweight and considering getting pregnant.

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