Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. If you didn’t have a chance to read my On Nutrition column in Sunday’s Seattle Times, “How to improve fertility with good nutrition,” check it out. If you would like to learn more about the role of nutrition and health in fertility, for personal or intellectual reasons, you’re in luck, as I’ll have more content on the blog this week:
- Tuesday: The importance of support and the perils of secrecy.
- Wednesday: Why learning to eat healthfully and well before trying to conceive is important for everyone who ever hopes to create a child.
- Thursday: What the research tells us about specific foods and fertility, plus the links between fertility, polycystic ovary disease and type 2 diabetes.
Nutrition and Pregnancy series:
- The basics
- Don’t eat for two!
- Why weight matters
- The need for nutrients
- Foods to say “no” to
- Pay it forward
- Learn more (a resource list)
Other articles, posts and podcasts:
- On Nutrition: “Nourish your baby-to-be before pregnancy”
- TED talk by Annie Murphy Paul on the fetal origins of disease
- 100 years + 1000 days of nutrition
- My podcast with Seth Yoder on nutrition, pregnancy and omega-3s
- Before Your Pregnancy by Amy Ogle, MS, RD, and Lisa Mazzullo, MD
- Eating Expectantly by Bridget Swinney, MS, RD
- “My Pregnancy Plate” from the OHSU Center for Women’s Health