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April 23rd marks the national week devoted to raising awareness around infertility. As health care professionals, it’s important we help break the silence surrounding this disease so we can offer the best treatment to our clients.
Infertility is defined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as being unable to conceive after 12 months (or 6 months if over the age of 35) of unprotected sex1. Though infertility affects both male and females, the CDC reports that 6% of married women experience infertility and 12% have difficulty getting and staying pregnant1.
Suffice it to say, it’s likely you or someone you know is or has experienced this condition. As a fertility nutrition author and woman in the trenches of fertility struggles myself, I know how important diet can be in helping you feel more in control of a situation that is so out of your control.
And, in true form to the philosophy behind this blog, there’s research out there to support just how important dietary factors are in helping to achieve a positive outcome.