Diet and infertility

Written by Lauri on September 5, 2019

When Trying to Get Pregnant, Your Diet is Important

Ask any medical professional involved with reproductive issues and they will tell you there are many reasons for infertility.

In the United States, 10% to 15% of couples are infertile. Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year for most couples.

And since it takes two to get pregnant, that increases the mystery. In about one-third of cases, there is an issue with the man and in another one-third of cases, the is issue is with the woman. The remaining cases, there are issues with both the man and the woman, or no cause can be found. At Agency for Surrogacy Solutions we don’t believe the blame game is useful or required to solve the problem. Our goal is to find the right surrogate for the Intend Parents who make the decision to use a gestational surrogate.

But there are some interesting factors with women that can have an impact on fertility. In a recent report from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), 12% of all infertility cases are a result of the woman either weighing too little or too much.

While we don’t promote any diet over another, we do recommend you speak to you doctors first, but there is some interesting information that what you’re eating can effect your infertility. Women who want to conceive can improve their fertility with a diet that regulates insulin levels. High insulin levels are a major cause of female infertility. And the diet that is the most effective at regulating insulin is the Paleo diet.  The Paleo diet is a protein-rich diet, with low carbohydrates and no sugar, dairy.

If you are struggling to get pregnant, consider what your evaluating your diet and how your current weight might be impacting your ability to conceive. Agency for Surrogacy Solutions is an advocate for you and our team is here to support you.