Alison Shmerling, MD, MPH

Alison Shmerling, MD, MPH is a Family Physician practicing full scope family medicine, including low-risk obstetrics. She completed her medical degree and MPH at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is now affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital where she sees patients and teaches in the Family Medicine residency. ​

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Fertility and diet: Is there a connection?

Robert H. Shmerling, MD

Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Research continues to explore the connection between fertility and diet. There is some evidence that what you eat can help increase your chances of getting pregnant, but right now the specific advice is simple. If you’re trying to conceive, eat a basic healthy diet, take prenatal vitamins, and talk with your doctor for preconception advice.