The Importance of Full-Fat Dairy

To improve fertility odds, grab one daily serving of full-fat dairy. A container of Greek yogurt for breakfast or an afternoon snack is a great option. Not only does it contain more calcium than milk, but it’s packed full of probiotics and two to three times more protein than a cup of regular yogurt.🥣

The vitamin D in Greek yogurt also helps the follicles in your ovaries mature as well as strengthens bones and boosts immunity.

If you’re not a yogurt fan, no worries. You can still aim for 1,000 mg of calcium daily, whether it’s through a cup of full-fat milk, one ounce of cheese or another source of dairy.🥛

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Grab an Avocado and Enjoy!🥑

Did you know that avocados are a great fertility boosting food??!🥑 They are a great way to get your daily dose of folate, and they contain vitamin K, which helps your body effectively absorb nutrients while maintaining hormonal balance.

In addition, avocados are high in potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure, and they contain a high concentrate of vitamin E, which is known to stabilize and protect cells from oxidative damage, a plus for women with PCOS or diabetes.

So grab an avocado each day and enjoy!🤩

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What Can Citrus Fruits Do For You?

Did you know that citrus fruits are one of the best sources for vitamin C?🍊🍋

Oranges, grapefruits, and other citrus fruits are also packed with potassium, calcium and folate—a B vitamin that can help regulate ovulation and create a healthy environment for eggs.

In addition to another serving of fruit, you should aim for at least one serving of citrus fruit each day.💕

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Stock up on those Leafy Greens!

One of the best ways to take in essential prenatal nutrients is by eating dark green veggies like spinach, kale and Swiss chard.🥬🥗

Some of the key nutrients you get from these leafy greens are calcium, iron (especially important when you’re menstruating) and folate, which also protects against birth defects in the brain and spine that can develop in the first few weeks of pregnancy.

Most women don’t get enough folate from their diet though, so it is recommended to take a daily vitamin with folic acid (the synthetic version of folate). Your doctor can give you specifics on the amount you should strive for based on your own health needs.

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Walnuts for Boosting Fertility

Did you know that walnuts are one of the best foods for boosting fertility? They are high in fiber and one of the only vegetarian foods that contain omega-3.

They’re filled with magnesium, which helps produce progesterone and increase blood supply to the uterus. Magnesium can also help with morning sickness symptoms.

So grab a couple of tablespoons each day to boost your diet!💕

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Signs of a Magnesium Deficiency

Did you know?

➡️ Women with PCOS are often deficient in magnesium.

➡️ If you have ever taken the contraceptive pill, it is also very likely that you are deficient in magnesium as the pill is known to deplete many nutrients.

➡️ Magnesium may also help pregnant women with muscle cramping, sleeping, and stress levels.

Here are some signs that you might be deficient in magnesium:
-Muscle cramping, pain
-Frequent headaches or migraine
-Anxiety, depression or irritability
-Elevated blood pressure
-Insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome
-Low energy level and/or chronically fatigued
-Memory issues, difficulty focusing, brain fog
-Painful menstrual periods or severe PMS symptoms
-Difficulty sleeping
-Brittle bones and development of stones
-Numbness or tingling in hands and feet
-Intense cravings for sweets, especially chocolate

Have you ever suffered from any of the symptoms listed above? It may be worth talking to your doctor about adding magnesium to your routine either through food or supplementation.

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What to Expect at FINA

“Okay so we’ve decided to pursue our options with fertility services. How do we get started? What should we expect?”

Great question! So you’ve done your research and realized that this might be a journey you’d like to take.

Your first step will be to schedule a consultation. Of course, we hope that means you choose to start your journey with us here at FINA! If so, you can request an appointment by calling us at 256-217-9613 or by submitting a request directly from our website.

Upon scheduling your first consultation, we will have you go to our patient portal and fill out some basic information about yourself and your history prior to coming to FINA. Completing this information helps us to be thorough and prepared to meet you in advance of your consultation.

We hope that you are starting to realize that this journey is one that you don’t have to take alone. We are here to walk through every step with you! ❤️

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What is the best diet for PCOS?

What is the best diet for PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)?

🌱 Anti-inflammatory foods, such as berries, fatty fish, leafy greens, and extra virgin olive oil, may help manage #PCOS symptoms and may reduce inflammation-related symptoms, such as fatigue.

🚫 Stay away from sweetened juice, starchy vegetables (such as potatoes, corn, and peas), sugary foods and drinks, and refined grains.

🍓 Every time you eat is an opportunity to nourish your body.

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Real People. Real Results.

We absolutely love hearing from you! Your referrals help others who are struggling, give hope to those on their journey, and help us to know how we are doing because we are always looking to serve you better.

Check out what one of our patients says:

“Absolutely the best group of people! I can’t thank them enough for helping us during our journey! I’ve never met a group of people who cared so much for their patients and always went above and beyond on everything they did!

You always feel welcome from the front desk to Dr. D. I was never made to feel like my questions or concerns didn’t matter. Dr. D & Kendra both explained everything in detail and made sure we understood what was going on during our year there. I miss them so much but I’m also so grateful to be where we are now! We are absolutely blessed!

If you or someone you know is struggling with infertility, please reach out to FINA & join such a wonderful family! You will not regret it! ❤️❤️ ”

To our sweet patient who posted this on her wall last week, thank you! We appreciate you so much and although we miss you, we are so thrilled for your next adventure!😍

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