Doctors always tell patients to eat well, avoid alcohol and decrease caffeine intake -- but they're learning that there may be even more links between food and fertility.
Many women don't consider the role of their diets when they're trying to get pregnant ... even if they're having problems.
"So what I eat is going to affect me getting pregnant, this is weird, but it really does work," says expectant Mom Jenny Bearman.
Doctors say they're learning food may affect fertility more than you might expect. "There's a lot of factors we don't even know, honestly, so what you do is try to minimize potential risks," says OB-GYN Dr. Robert Kaufmann.
There are many reasons a couple could have problems conceiving. Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects about five percent of women of reproductive age.
"We had been trying for a few months, and I went to the doctor because I was just full all the time. I didn't feel right, I was real sleepy," says Bearman. She changed her diet and started working out. "Which I was eating a lot of carbs, eating a lot of sugar, I love sweets and that's the worst thing you can do," she says.
She was pregnant within weeks. doctors say it's not the key for everyone, but good nutrition never hurts.
Dr. Kaufmann says, "Eat a well-balanced diet, exercise and just use common sense is the biggest issue."
Of course, you should check with your doctor first if you have questions or want advice about food and fertility.