Many women today eat Vegan or Vegetarian. But what does that mean for fertility and pregnancy?
Risks for infertility, miscarriage, and fetal abnormality are higher, and it is difficult to get all of the key nutrients needed, in the form they are best absorbed by the body. These concerns aren’t only for women; male fertility can also benefit from a more inclusive diet when conception is the goal.
Protein is hard to come by on a vegan diet. Common sources include beans, some vegetables, soy and nuts. However, only animal foods have all the amino acids in the right proportions needed to support life.
Production of sperm and egg count both rely on adequate protein levels.According to Weston A. Price, women who cut out sugar, white flour, chips, and other refined foods, while adding organic meats, free-range eggs, fresh vegetables and soaked grains, can reverse PMS, anovulation, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hypothyroidism, endometriosis, menopause, and improve their ability to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term.Remember, Your Baby, Your Body, Your Choice.