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Fertility: has Paleo helped you?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 11, 2010 at 4:30 AM

I was wondering if any people had fertility problems and got pregnant after doing paleo. If you did, how long did it take after starting the diet?

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on December 11, 2010
at 09:02 PM

Thank you, I did watch this video before. It's great but I wanted to hear about people for whom it worked first hand. :-)

Dce0bdbb8afecb1f894a7b2fd6bacd1a

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on December 11, 2010
at 09:01 PM

Yes, that's because of his book that we started eating paleo but there is something about hearing from other people that had the first hand experience. We did go to the doctor, and reproductive clinic but we took a break this summer because of the stress it brings and after the summer while reassessing, we decided to get healthier before restarting.

Dce0bdbb8afecb1f894a7b2fd6bacd1a

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on December 11, 2010
at 08:59 PM

I will check this website for sure! Thank you!

Dce0bdbb8afecb1f894a7b2fd6bacd1a

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on December 11, 2010
at 08:58 PM

That's great to hear. Both my husband and I started eating paleo about 3 1/2 months ago. I already lost a lot of weight and I have a lot of energy too. We have been trying for 4 years so I hope it will work for us like it did for you.

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on December 11, 2010
at 04:57 AM

Also, check out naturallyknockedup.com for a paleo friendly website to fertility.

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on December 11, 2010
at 08:59 PM

I will check this website for sure! Thank you!

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on December 11, 2010
at 04:56 PM

Tati, my wife and I managed to get a perfect little caveman! Less than a year after I got healthy on paleo-modeled nutrition and lifestyle we ended a 17 year streak of infertility. NOT any sort of scientific method to any of this, but as I ate clean paleo, my wife was dragged into fewer grains, less sugar, less veggie/seed oils etc. She is not on board 100%, but I suspect my dietary changes that rubbed off on her had to help the matter.

Dce0bdbb8afecb1f894a7b2fd6bacd1a

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on December 11, 2010
at 08:58 PM

That's great to hear. Both my husband and I started eating paleo about 3 1/2 months ago. I already lost a lot of weight and I have a lot of energy too. We have been trying for 4 years so I hope it will work for us like it did for you.

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on January 01, 2011
at 06:45 PM

I have PCOS. I was diagnosed in May 2010 and put on Metformin and my OBGYN recommended what basically turned out to be a Paleo-style diet. I had immediate fertility improvements. I don't know what to attribute to the medication and what to the diet, but I'd been charting my BBT to track ovulation for over 6 months and had not ovulated since going off birth control 9 months before. My next full cycle after starting Paleo, I started ovulating on my own. I've started settling down into 28-30 day ovulatory cycles after spending most my life with wildly unpredictable, annovulatory cycles.

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on December 31, 2010
at 06:17 AM

I'm sorry I don't have any links right now, but sweet potatoes, leafy greens and full fat dairy all seem to help fertility. Chinese medicine increase eggs, organ meats and beef. good luck!

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on December 11, 2010
at 02:29 PM

Robb Wolf has commented in many podcasts that paleo eaters in his gym seem to be getting pregnant easily. You should be better off for sure. If you still have problems then talking to the doc is probably a good choice if you haven't done so already.

Dce0bdbb8afecb1f894a7b2fd6bacd1a

(108)

on December 11, 2010
at 09:01 PM

Yes, that's because of his book that we started eating paleo but there is something about hearing from other people that had the first hand experience. We did go to the doctor, and reproductive clinic but we took a break this summer because of the stress it brings and after the summer while reassessing, we decided to get healthier before restarting.

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on July 06, 2011
at 01:48 AM

It took exactly 8 months after starting paleo to get knocked up. I think extra sun from a trip to Mexico, and the extra vitamin A my naturopath recommended were what finally did it.

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on December 11, 2010
at 07:10 PM

A low carb diet can help fertility: Less sugar, more kids.

Dce0bdbb8afecb1f894a7b2fd6bacd1a

(108)

on December 11, 2010
at 09:02 PM

Thank you, I did watch this video before. It's great but I wanted to hear about people for whom it worked first hand. :-)

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on December 11, 2010
at 04:50 AM

If I remember correctly, there is at least one fertility doctor that uses paleo eating as one of his first suggested lines of attack on fertility problems. So the idea is certainly plausable.

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on October 03, 2013
at 05:06 AM

Paleo for 2 years now. Just got pregnant on the first time having unprotected sex. Have nothing to compare to though. I'm 34.

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on October 03, 2013
at 05:05 AM

On paleo for the last 2 years. Got pregnant the first time I had unprotected sex!

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on April 24, 2013
at 01:23 AM

A wonderful endocrinologist told me to do a low carb diet (Protein Power) for PCOS I had my first ovulatory period ever (!) without fertility drugs within 30 days and conceived 6 months later. This was before Paleo was around as a dietary concept.

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on April 24, 2013
at 01:05 AM

First pregnancy took over a year to conceive - ate vegetarian diet. 2nd time pregnant 1st try - ate low carb paleo.

Not sure if it's purely coz of diet, but I feel a lot better 2nd time (I'm 10 weeks pregnant right now).

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on April 23, 2013
at 11:34 PM

Me and my husband tried for ten years I have never taken birth control and have seen fertility drs even took fertility drug clomid I have never had a positive pregnancy test we went paleo in the summer of 2012 and am currently pregnant with a due date of oct 2013

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on January 27, 2013
at 04:33 PM

Tati- did you have any luck. I do not ovulate regular, eat pretty much other than cheese which I have daily, but I am hesitate to go on Clomid, which the doctor has suggested. Fingers crossed you had success!!! JWK

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