If you are in or near London, you may be interested in a talk on nutrition at the Infertility Network UK Central London group on July 7 at 6pm. This will be specifically focused on healthy eating and diet for fertility. The evening is open to everyone and is completely free of charge as are all Infertility Network UK groups.
There will be time to listen, to ask any questions you may have about healthy eating and diet, and then to get together with others who are experiencing fertility problems.
If you’d like to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org who will send you more details.
The magazine Fertility Road has produced a guide of tips for anyone who is trying unsuccessfully to conceive covering a range of different categories – complementary therapies, diet and nutrition, male fertility and vitamins and supplements. The tips come from a range of complementary therapists and other practitioners working in the field.
Some are more evidence-based than others when it comes to actually boosting your fertility, but there’s a lot to think about and some useful tips and suggestions for ways to help yourself to feel better apart from anything else. I particularly like author Jessica Hepburn’s thoughts about not stopping following all the other dreams you have for your life – as many of you will know, Jessica followed hers to swim the Channel and then climb Mount Kilimanjaro!
Why not take a look here, and see if you can find something that resonates with you.
Over the years, I’ve come across all kinds of strange advice about what you should and shouldn’t be eating to get pregnant – and particularly during the two week wait. I’m often asked for dietary advice, and what people really want is a list of super fertility foods which will hugely boost their chances of getting pregnant. There’s certainly no shortage of advice about this but some of it is completely contradictory – so should you drink masses of milk or avoid dairy foods altogether? And there’s no end of conflicting advice about pineapples and which bits you should eat and which you should avoid.
That’s why this article by nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed is so welcome as it is full of sensible practical advice and focuses on the things that actually will make a difference rather than those which probably won’t.
Another event for you if you’re based in Northern Ireland – on Saturday October 3 there’s a fertility information day in Belfast organised by Infertility Network UK. It will cover a huge range of fertility-related topics including NHS treatment and funding, counselling, fertility investigations, treating endometriosis, embryology, nutrition and recruiting an egg donor.
The day will be held at the Long Gallery at the Parliament Buildings at Stormont, and it will run from 9 am to 3.30pm. The cost is £10.00, but if you book before 28 August, you can get an earlybird booking for just £5.00. For professionals the cost is £20.00, with an early booking fee of £10.00 before 28th August.