(Closed) Do You Think Diet Plays a Big Part in Successful Conception and Pregnancy?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

What you eat can drastically impact some people’s hormones, which therefor, can effect fertility. If you’re filling your body with lots of processed, crappy foods, your body is going to react.

Just like in things like, type 2 diabetes, *some* people can eat poorly and never develop it, but many people with poor diets are developing it..

I really think eating healthy is one component that can effect your fertility, but there are so many things around us that can. Many beauty products, chemicals, environmental pollutants contain endocrine disruptors that can interfere with many systems in the body. It’s just that some of us are more sensitive to those factors than others..food being no different.

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Andthepupmakes3:  Actually, you made a very good argument for quitting caffeine and alcohol while TTC.  If you’re really addicted, you’re going to need time for your body to adjust and you may need to ween yourself off.  It’s better to do that before you’re pregnant because once you are, that’s when it really matters.

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

ajillity81:  The hospital I’ve been going to my gyn in is a maternity hospital. Every time I’ve gone to an apt there have been women, almost ready to give birth, outside smoking. It just boils my blood!!!

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

For some women, it does matter, as do a number of random other things.  I’m overweight and admittedly not the healthiest eater, and conceived on the first try both times I got pregnant.  What your body needs and is used to is different for everyone– do your best and good luck.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

OldMrsMcDonald:  I am in the same boat as you.  I’m overweight and not the best eater either.  For us, we conceived on the second cycle off of the pill.  

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

Eh, I’m not sure if FOOD is the issue because I know plenty of folks who have very different eating habits get pregnant without any problems.  The people I know who are struggling to conceive consume very high levels of caffine, alcohol and marijuana. 

Post # 23
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Helper bee

I would think men’s diet might effect their semen more then women’s diet would effect her ovulation. Since sperm reproduce so quickly and at such a scale if we had trouble i might have asked him to just eat healthier for a bit. More veggies, less soda. Can’t hurt. But really I try and get him to eat more veggies and drink less soda anyway. 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Coral99:  Yes– everyone is different.  Eating healthy is never a bad idea– I’m just saying that there are SO many things that factor in to fertility, that I don’t think we should obsess over any specific one unless your doctor tells you that it is impacting your ability to conceive.  There are a lot worse things someone TTC can do besides eat a cheeseburger instead of a salad, IMO.

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