April 26, 2013

PCOS to Pregnancy: The Ovulation Diet

I'm counting the days until ovulation and crossing my fingers and toes that this month is the month! So, I'm doing everything I can in my power this month to make sure it happens! Of course, I don't have complete control, but it can't hurt to try right! I've researched some ways to help with pregnancy while ovulating and have found the ovulation diet! Okay, so there isn't a real ovulation "diet", but if you are trying to get pregnant, these foods can only do good while ovulating!

Beans - According to research women have an easier time getting pregnant when consuming a diet high in plant protein.

Ice Cream or other whole milk products - One to two servings daily will help protect against ovulatory infertility.

 Leafy Greens - Eat your salads! Leafy greens are full of folates which is good for both you and your husband! The folates lead to healthier sperm which leads to a reduced chance of miscarriage.

Pumpkin Seeds - full of iron! You could substitute this with other foods full of iron or take an iron supplement. Research shows that women who take an iron supplement have an easier time to getting pregnant.

Olive oil - Olive oil reduces inflammation which can interfere with ovulation.

Salmon - Salmon is full of omega 3 fatty acids which help regulate your reproductive hormones and increase blood flow to your reproductive organs.

Looks like it's a week of healthy eating for me offset with a bowl or two of ice cream daily!

Source: Parents Magazine

I'm Jenny, the mama behind the blog Cloth Diaper Revival.   I'm a stay at home mom to Noah and a wife to Chas, the cloth diapering dad.  I used to be a 3rd grade teacher until I was blessed with the birth of my first child, Noah. I'm currently trying to conceive my second child while struggling with infertility due to PCOS. This series covers my journey and my experiences along the way.