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A pre conception diet needs to start long before you see those two magical lines appear on a home pregnancy test. Most experts suggest that a minimum of three months is needed to get yourself in tip-top condition to provide a healthy environment for your baby to grow.
Even if you already think you follow a healthy diet you could probably benefit from increasing your intake of certain vitamins and minerals. Indeed, one study* indicates approximately 74% of women are nutrient deficient. So, for those women facing fertility issues, particularly unexplained infertility, it is well worth pre-planning and improving your pre pregnancy diet prior to treatment.
As you prepare yourself for fertility treatment, my suggestions are based on improving your life circumstances, rather than adding extra stress to an already difficult time.
For this reason, I always recommend following the 80:20 rule. Make sure you are looking after your nutrition 80% of the time. Look at it as if you're an athlete in training and invest time and commitment in yourself. However, allow yourself the occasional treat - you deserve it!
I see far too many women putting themselves under unnessary pressure trying to get everything right. The occasional piece of chocolate cake will do you the world of good.
If you would like to learn more about how pre conception care can help with your journey towards parenthood, please call 020 7563 4309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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