Ask anyone who struggles with getting pregnant, and they’ll tell you there is almost nothing they won’t try. Reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Jim Douglas rules out the most obvious problems with fertility testing that targets the endocrine and reproductive systems.
Dr. Douglas also advocates non-invasive approaches, and encourages couples to adopt healthful habits that foil or even reverse underlying fertility busters.
A modified diet and exercise regimen are especially important if you are underweight or overweight. Ask your fertility doctor how body mass index (BMI) can suppress ovulation. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 12 percent of all infertility cases stem from woman either weighing too little or too much.
In addition to dietary changes, Dr. Douglas and his team recommend that women trying to get pregnant take a daily prenatal vitamin or eat a bowl of cereal fortified with a full-day’s folic acid.
Of course, systemic or anatomical issues often cause female and male infertility. If this is the case, no diet can correct the problem. If you have tried to get pregnant for more than one year, or 6 months if you are over 35, contact a fertility specialist like Dr. James Douglas for an assessment.
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