Updated: Nov 22, 2020
I'm a big fan of nourishing your body before trying to conceive, whether you're trying naturally or using science to achieve your family goals.
You'll hear me harp on about getting your bloods checked, eating right and cutting down or cutting out your alcohol consumption. If you smoke or do drugs stop! This all plays a part and will affect your fertility.
What we put into our body will give a great start to nourish your eggs or sperm, it's all connected.
I decided to see what the experts have to say and I went to see Stefanie Valakas at The Dietologist to gain more information and clarity on this subject. I asked for her how nutrition plays a part in our fertility and her three top tips for fertility nutrition. Here's what she has to say.
Stefanie Valakas is a leading women’s health and fertility dietitian, she’s an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist helping couples who are trying to conceive, struggling with fertility nutrition issues including IVF nutrition advice, and women's health conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, hypothalamic amenorrhoea, menopause, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) using the low FODMAP diet. Stefanie consults in Newtown, Bondi Junction and the Hills District in Sydney and online across Australia and the globe.