Nutrition plays a big role in fertility. A deficiency of certain nutrients can make you less fertile. And taking in too much of other nutrients can lead to hormonal imbalances that impact your fertility, too. Meeting with a fertility nutritionist is a smart choice if you are thinking about trying to conceive. However, if you're like many patients, you have a few questions you'd like answered before you make an appointment.
Will the nutritionist overhaul your diet?
Some people avoid seeing a fertility nutritionist because they are afraid the nutritionist will ask them to completely change what they are eating to an unmanageable degree. Sometimes, a nutritionist may recommend big changes to your diet, but only if this really is what's necessary to bring your fertility up where it needs to be. If they do need you to make big changes, they'll offer lots of tips and advice to make those changes as seamless as possible.
In most cases, though, a nutritionist will be able to start with your current diet and make a few tweaks and changes, rather than overhauling everything. Unless you're on a pizza and hot dog diet, a full overhaul probably isn't necessary.
Are fertility nutritionists just supplement pushers?
The short answer is "no." Fertility nutritionists will recommend supplements when they are needed. For example, if you are a vegan, a fertility nutritionist will absolutely recommend a vitamin B12 supplement since plant foods are notoriously poor sources of B12. In most cases, though, the nutritionist will aim for you to get the nutrients you need through foods that provide them. If there are certain supplements you absolutely don't want to take, you can tell the nutritionist that, and they can usually work around it while building your diet.
Do you need to see a fertility nutritionist repeatedly?
That really depends on your goals. If you're just looking for some basic dietary guidance as you start trying to conceive, then one session may be enough. On the other hand, if you have known, lasting fertility issues, then meeting with a nutritionist regularly may be a good choice. They can tweak your diet as you work with your fertility doctor and monitor your progress.
Don't overlook the role that nutrition plays in your fertility. You are what you eat, after all. Meeting with a fertility nutritionist is a good way to make sure you're on the right track.Share
27 July 2021
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