In my first post on this topic, I talked about the critical time before pregnancy, the importance of a healthy diet, some guidelines to follow as you prepare what you eat, and the critical importance of key nutrients like vitamins A, C, D, and folate, calcium, and omega-3s.

In today’s post, let’s talk about healthy weight, supporting egg health, and what we can do to help you on your journey to motherhood!

Healthy Weight 

Both being overweight as well as being underweight can impact fertility. Having a high body fat percentage can lead to chronic inflammation and hormonal challenges, both of which can result in challenges to getting pregnant. Being overweight also puts you at higher risk of many pregnancy complications, especially gestational diabetes, and could lead to complications with labor and delivery. So the time to achieve a healthier weight is NOW—before you get pregnant.

Look at a BMI chart. If your weight isn’t where you want it to be, now is the time to do something about it. Our the weight loss program is a clinically-proven plan that can help you lose the weight you want to lose by losing body fat while preserving muscle, which helps keep your metabolism strong! You can learn more about this program in our Wellness Center.

Here are a few ways to support egg quality: 

  • Don’t smoke at all or drink too much alcohol. Nicotine is toxic to your cells, which includes egg cells. So smoking is very detrimental to conception and a healthy pregnancy. Also, avoid drinking too much alcohol. Alcohol can be harmful to your developing fetus.
  • Manage your stress. While stress does not directly affect conception, it can produce hormones like prolactin and cortisol that can affect the quality of your eggs. Try to manage your stress with adequate sleep, breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, physical activity, or journaling.
  • Exercise regularly. Exercise can help promote oxygen-rich blood flow that can help improve the quality of eggs.
  • Minimize high-fat and high-sugar foods. These foods lead to inflammation that can undermine ovulation as well as interfere with implantation of the embryo.
  • Add more antioxidants to your diet. Improving your diet by increasing the antioxidant power of your diet also supports your body’s energy generation, which contributes to successful ovulation and conception. (See diet recommendations in my first post on this subject).
  • Start a nutrition routine. Take a daily prenatal vitamin or program to help fill gaps in your nutrition. Also consider supplements like CoQ10 to support fertility and conception and a natural supplement to help relieve stress.

Let Us Help You on Your Journey to Motherhood 

Follow this guide and do your best to get ready for the journey ahead. We know that this is a big deal for you, and we want to be with you every step of the way. Whether you are still preparing for pregnancy, or need nutritional support during and after pregnancy, we have you covered.

We offer a program with which you can Create your own Personalized Nutrition Plan. You can access this program in our Wellness Center, or contact me at for more information!

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