a blog by Shana Kurz, August 2, 2012
I wish someone had told me this seven years ago. “Shana, you think you are eating healthy, but in actuality you should make some changes. Eating McDonald’s on road trips, drinking skim milk like water, white pasta, white rice, Diet Coke, coffee, Splenda, Cheez-its for breakfast … it’s all making it harder for you to get pregnant. And I have some ideas for gradual changes we can make together.”
But I wasn’t overweight, and I didn’t have any diseases. Even my fertility doctors were stumped. I had unexplained infertility for two years and was told numerous times that I was young (28 to be exact), implying that this just didn’t make any sense. But after I got pregnant through IVF and gave birth to my twin boys, I started to focus on my boys' nutrition and in turn my own diet. Seven months later I’m spontaneously (and surprisingly) pregnant again.
(And it’s not because I wasn’t stressed anymore, because my twin babies were stressful. They were born early and had many follow up appointments because of their small size, a huge worry as a new mom. I also didn’t have a nanny or family close by, and my husband worked so much that he only saw the boys awake in the middle of the night or on weekends.)