Dear Diary, If the old adage you are what you eat is true, then what should you eat to become a pregnant woman? I didn’t know there were such things as fertility foods before I conceived. I knew what not to put in my mouth. I didn’t gulp down too many cups or coffee or ingest too many packets of artificial sweeteners. But I wasn’t aware that I should put some items on my grocery list—or perhaps even keep them off to avoid unplanned pregnancies—to conceive quickly. According to Nutritionist Jacqueline Ely, there are certain nutrients you may need to succeed in getting pregnant. In addition to following a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats, Jacqueline advises adding these particular foods to your diet 3-12 months before trying to conceive. Here are five nutrients you should look for in fertility foods. Hey DFTM Fam—What dietary changes did you make when trying to conceive? What unhealthy habits did you kick? Find out more about what you should and should NOT eat on your journey to conception and through pregnancy by contacting Nutritionist Jacqueline Ely at the Washington Health System at 724.250.5207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.. One Response Joyce Brewer May 14, 2015 This is helpful for someone who’s trying. We are not. We got married a month after we got married! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.