We’ve been told to follow a low-fat diet for decades, but there is some evidence that full-fat might be the solution if you are having trouble conceiving.

The research was carried out by the Harvard School of Public Health who followed 18,555 married, premenopausal women without a history of infertility over an eight-year period as they looked to start a family. During the follow-up phase, 438 women reported infertility due to an ovulatory disorder. Comparing the incidences of infertility with diet, the researchers concluded that a high intake of low-fat foods many increase the risk of anovulatory infertility, whereas intake of high-fat dairy foods may decrease the risk.

Just one portion of full-fat dairy a day was found to help promote more regular cycles, aiding conception. It has been suggested that removing the cream form milk changes its balance of sex hormones in a way that could affect ovulation and conception. So if you’re trying fort a baby, a scoop of ice-cream may be just what he doctor ordered.

Our experts at The Agora Clinic are happy to advise you on the best diet and lifestyle choices you can make to maximise your chances of getting pregnant.

To find out more about how our fertility experts can help you, call us on 01273 229410