Infertility affects one in seven couples in Britain, we’re not far behind in Ireland

Practical Parenting with Alison Canavan

by Alison Canavan
The Daily Mail, 12 March 2015

I turned 37 last week and I’m at a time in my life where most of my friends are either having children or trying really hard to have children.

Infertility now affects one in seven couples in Britain and I imagine we are not far behind here in Ireland. There are so many factors that affect our fertility, including elements that we have no control over, like toxic chemicals in the air, food, water and cosmetics we use.

What we do have control over is our lifestyle, and we now know that what we eat has a profound influence on our health and, indeed, our quality of life. The saying ‘from womb to tomb’ really does ring true for me, buy maybe in this case we should bring it back even further and focus on prospective parents’ health before conception? […]

The reproductive system does need specific nutrients though, which is why a recent pilot study into a natural nutrient supplement called pre-Conceive is so exciting. It showed improvements in key fertility parameters for both men and women…

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