A fertility meal plan to prep your body for pregnancy

Attention future moms: What you eat now can improve your odds of conceiving later.
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It’s all about filling up on whole foods – lean- and vegetable-based proteins, complex carbohydrates, folate-rich greens and beans, whole fat dairy – and avoiding processed, trans-fat-filled meals and snacks. “What it takes is some fine tuning,” says Areli Hermanson, a Victoria-based dietitian. “Ask yourself: ‘How can I create a welcoming environment for a little person?’ Food is a really big part of it.”

Together with Hermanson we’ve come up with a fertility meal plan using triple-tested Chatelaine recipes that will fuel your body with all the good stuff it needs to welcome a little one. Wake up rested – sleep is important for fertility! Try any one of these options daily to get you on the right track:




Use this checklist to track what you should be getting everyday: 

  • Lots of water throughout the day
  • Take a prenatal multivitamin, plus mineral with 1 mg folic acid (men should take an iron-free multivitamin plus mineral)
  • Antioxidants
  • Vitamin D
  • Iron
  • Omega 3s
  • Zinc
  • Exercise (Gentle exercise is best.)


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