Planning and trying to get pregnant with a baby has more to it than it looks. You not only have to take care of yourself mentally and emotionally but also physically so that the new life you bring into this world are healthy and happy. Here are a few foods that increase fertility;
First and foremost you have to make sure that one of the foods you eat before trying to get pregnant is rich in Folic Acid.
You can either consult your physician or take vitamins as supplements or you can gain folic acid straight from its natural source like whole grains, red beans, and fresh vegetables and fruits especially citrus fruits. Daily dosage of folic acid should be between 450-600 mg which will increase as you conceive.
High Quality Proteins
When you think about what foods are good for getting pregnant, high quality proteins make it top of the list. This includes eggs and especially egg whites, fish like salmon which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids.
If you do not eat meat, beans are the best protein sources and also rich in iron. It is important to stick with whole foods instead of the processed ones that tend to be higher in sodium levels which are unhealthy.
Omega 3’s is not only important for your health but also for your baby’s brain developments. Omega 3’s will help keep your hormone functionality at its best increasing your chances of getting pregnant. Flax seeds, chia seeds and fish are few of the numerous sources and your daily dosage should be around 1500 mg
Check your BMI
BMI means body mass index which is a calculation of your body weight according to your gender, height and age. It tells you if you need to gain weight or lose some. The ideal BMI for women is around 18.5 to 24. Keep this in a healthy range when you are trying to conceive so you don’t face any health related issues.
No matter how hard you try to eat right, some nutrition is still left out at the end. Get yourself some multivitamins and proper supplements for nourishments especially iron and vitamin C.
What Not To Eat When Trying To Get Pregnant
This list is important not only for you but also for your husband because his health is as important as yours if you are trying to conceive;
If you or your husband is smokers, it is best to stop now. Not only does it damage your lungs but the nicotine in the cigarette can reduce sperm count and sperm quality making it very difficult for you to conceive.
Restrict your intake to just one cup a day when trying to get pregnant which should be around 200 milligrams of coffee/tea. This not only applies to you but also your partner. Make sure their caffeine intake is at par with normal levels so the hormones remain in flow and both of your reproductive cycles are not altered.