5 Foods that boost fertility (and 5 you should avoid when trying to conceive)
Author: SCV Birth Center
When you’re trying to conceive, there are a fair amount of unknowns. Likewise, there are certain things you can’t control. But when it comes to your diet, new research is constantly suggesting that the food you eat (or don’t eat) can have major impacts on your fertility. There are now dozens of books on the market, telling you the best foods to eat and which to avoid. There is so much information out there, that it can be tough to know where to begin.
In order to make it simple, we’re breaking down the best and worst fertility foods.
Why exercise during pregnancy is important
Pregnancy is a time for rest and relaxation, right? We’re constantly telling pregnant women to take a load off, kick up their feet, enjoy that extra milkshake! While it’s true that you should respect your body, and sometimes that means extra rest and the occasional indulgence, maintaining an exercise regimen during pregnancy is also important. If you aren’t feeling well, especially during the first trimester, or are struggling with long-term morning sickness (like hyperemesis gravidarum), the thought of exercise might be laughable. But if you’re enjoying a healthy pregnancy, there’s no reason not to hit the gym, take that yoga class, or continue enjoying your active lifestyle.