Fertility: Your Nutritionist, Doula Is In + Tips On How To Create Your Fertility Diet

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When preparing to conceive, a lot of things should be taken into account, including DIET. The most important advice that I can give my clients is to start preparing their bodies as early as possible when definitely knowing that the decision to conceive has been made. I speak all the time about how our diet is directly connected to our womb and yoni. A healthy womb is the key to a fertile womb.



There are a few basics to know when constructing a fertility diet.

What To Steer Clear Of: 



  • White Sugar
  • White Flour
  • Empty Calories + Trans Fat
What To Steer Toward: 

  • Nuts + Beans
  • Fruits + Vegetables 
  • Soy + Tofu (in moderation)

#doulakayla recommendations: 

  • Limiting large amounts of Animal Protein
  • Minimum Caffeine
  • Avoid Alcohol 
  • Avoid Raw Fish 

Making sure that your diet is complete with whole foods will ensure that your body and womb are getting the nutrients needed for a fertile, healthy, and strong womb.

Incorporate a meal/food diary into your regimen from the time of deciding to start the process to conceiving (ovulation tracking, fertility tacking, etc). Writing down your daily food intake can be helpful in keeping track on what it is that you are eating. It is also helpful to create a meal plan for your self when choosing to take on womb work such as a fertility diet. When creating this diet you want to ensure that you have a few key things in mind. These are just examples and a very short list of the whole and nutrient dense foods that you can place into your diet:

Whole Grains:
  • Spelt
  • Wild Rice
  • Pasta
Leafy Greens:
  • Kale
  • Turnips
  • Chard
Beans + Legumes:
  • Black Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Nuts
Veggies:
  • Carrots
  • Broccolini
  • Zucchini 
Fruits:
  • Cranberries
  • Bananas
  • Cherries

Other:
  • Olive + Coconut Oil 
  • Water
  • Herbal Teas + Supplements (which we'll chat about in a separate article)

I recommend that any veggies, fruits, grains, and legumes that you buy come from a local + organic source.

Are you choosing to incorporate some animal protein into your fertility meal plan? #doulakayla suggests keeping it to a reasonable minimum (recommendation: try and eliminate pork all together) and organic and local.

So, are you ready!? Get started and let me know how you're doing by tagging me on Instagram or Facebook @thmoderndoula/#themoderndoulakayla

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