A recently published U.S. study has added to the body of evidence suggesting an association between higher seafood intake and improved fertility parameters. Couples who ate two or more servings of seafood a week had a higher frequency of sexual intercourse and a shorter time to pregnancy than those who ate less.
While the increased frequency of intercourse aligned with popular views of the aphrodisiac qualities of seafood, that frequency was not considered to be the sole explanation for the shorter time to pregnancy. Biological factors that have been associated with seafood consumption in earlier studies, including improved sperm quality and quantity and improved ovulation, were considered to have played a role.
As its authors noted, the study reinforces that the diet and health of both partners is important in planning for pregnancy and highlights the need for preconception guidance about the impact of diet on fertility. Two of our practitioners are particularly passionate about fertility and pregnancy. If you are wanting to prepare for pregnancy, Tina Taylor or Sophia Wulff would love to work with you.