Aim for iron-rich foods
According to Yaakov Bentov, a reproductive endocrinologist with the Toronto Center for Advanced Reproductive Technology, up to 15 percent of women of reproductive age have low iron stores. “Iron deficiency affects the ability to get pregnant and to carry a pregnancy,” says Bentov. The same Harvard Nurses’ Health study noted that consuming iron from non-meat foods such as lentils and spinach or from supplements could lower your risk of infertility. However, specific dosages of supplements should be discussed with your physician.