Optimising fertility and a normal reproductive cycle
A woman is born with all of the eggs she will ever have, but for the most part of her life, these immature eggs are in a dormant protected state.
In the 3-4 months prior to ovulation, the egg matures and goes through a major transformation – it doubles in size and requires much more energy if it is develop into a healthy egg. It is at this precise stage when many factors can affect the development of the egg, positively or negatively.
Diet, weight, lack of certain nutrients, and lifestyle factors (such as smoking, alcohol and lack of exercise), can affect the quality of a woman’s eggs, her hormonal balance and her ovulation.