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Healthy Diet Reduces Pregnancy Complications

Healthy Diet Reduces Pregnancy Complications

Patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) often look for ways they can increase their chances of a successful pregnancy. Whether you’re starting your first IVF cycle or you’re trying again, there are simple steps on how to improve your chances of IVF success. Keeping your body and mind healthy and maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle can all help throughout the fertility treatment process. New evidence also shows that a healthy diet reduces pregnancy complications and increases overall fertility.

Healthy Diet Reduces Pregnancy Complications

While we know that a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle choices reduce the risk of many chronic diseases, less is known about the immediate impact of diet on various pregnancy complications. A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a healthy diet prior to and during pregnancy reduced the risk of many pregnancy-related complications, including gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, preeclampsia, and preterm delivery.

Healthy Eating For Pregnancy

Three measures were used to define “healthy eating,” but they all focused on minimizing red and processed meat and encouraging fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and legumes. Many aspects of reproduction are completely out of our hands. This study suggests, however, that a healthy diet prior to and during pregnancy can have a substantial impact on a patient’s ultimate pregnancy outcome.

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Fertility treatment can be a very stressful time in the lives of IVF patients and their partners. At the Fertility Centers of New England, we are committed to helping our patients do everything possible to optimize their chances of having the healthiest pregnancy possible.  We also work with experienced nutritionists to assist and support our patients. If you are having trouble conceiving or have questions about the best path for you, please contact us today!

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