Could it be true? Could it be that easy? Just change your diet and boom, get pregnant? Most people are aware that once you become pregnant it is advised to eat certain foods and avoid others. But what about those who are struggling to get there and happily give up the wine and sushi for 9 months? Well I’m not a doctor or a nutritionist but it’s a good thing I know one. In continuation of our interview series, following is an interview with Lana Masor, owner of Just For Today, Nutrition and Yoga For Life in NYC. Lana has a Masters in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Columbia University, and a Bachelors degree in Psychology. She is a nutritionist with a unique approach to how a person should relate to and appreciate their food.
When it comes to getting pregnant, the old adage “You are what you eat” rings true. What you eat affects a lot in your body including your blood, cells and hormones. According to the American Pregnancy Association, you should allow three months to a year for dietary changes to take root. But if you’re already well into baby-making, don’t fret – it’s never too late. Studies have shown that specific changes to the diet can increase the chances of healthy ovulation, prevent recurrent miscarriage and support a healthy pregnancy. (*Please note that if you are battling infertility please see a medical professional and don’t expect a change in your diet to be the panacea for all your issues – infertility and otherwise)
So here is everything you ever wanted to know about how a few tweaks in your diet could help you with your infertility struggle. Continue Reading