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Nutrition and lifestyle Important for fertility

Our guest writer Dr Marilyn Glenville explains why nutrition and lifestyle are important for fertility for both men and women.

Research has shown that making changes in your diet, lifestyle and reducing exposure to toxins can boost fertility for both you and your partner and also reduce the risk of miscarriage.

Three months is the optimum period of time for these changes to take effect because it takes approximately three months for the follicles on the ovaries to develop before one is mature enough to release an egg at ovulation. Although as a woman you cannot change the number of eggs you have (ovarian reserve), you can certainly change their quality and this is the important point. By improving the quality of your eggs, you are increasing your chances of conceiving naturally and also preventing a miscarriage. If you are going for an assisted conception technique, like IUI, IVF or ICSI, you will also want your eggs to be as healthy as possible so as to give the technique the best chance of success.

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It’s usual for optimism to dominate your thoughts at the start of a new year – there’s a sense that anything is possible, and this wave of positivity provides the perfect conditions for starting or extending a family.
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