I admit that I didn't always care about how well I ate. I was naturally thin and athletic, so I didn't care. I ate what I wanted. Over time, my mindset about food has changed. I started to read labels, and I learned more about modern farming, and I became more concerned about the food I eat.
I am not sure that hormones in meat affect people directly because hormones are broken down when you eat them, but I can say that hormones affect the animals. What I mean is that hormones are used in animals to accelerate the rate of growth. Anytime you speed up how fast something grows, certain important growth steps may be missed or mistakes in growth may occur. That can affect the quality of the meat. And if the quality is affected, it may not be as good for me. So I switched to hormone-free meat.
The same applies to grains, fruits and vegetables. There is a big difference between traditional hybrid techniques and gene modification. Hybrid techniques have been done for many years, and that has resulted in some improved fruits, for example. I'm not comfortable with genetically-modified fruits, vegetables and grains because they're produced by taking genes from things like bugs and splicing them in. It's just not something Mother Nature would do.
What about "natural" foods? The word "natural" in foods means nothing. It has no legal definition. "Organic" is a legal designation, and it means that the food was grown or raised under certain conditions and certified. Some foods are not certified organic, but they followed the organic practices in growing or raising the food--if you buy any food directly from a farm, ask them about their practices if they aren't certified organic. They may be just as good as organic.
How does this translate to conceiving a baby? The less you mess with nature, the better nature can do what she needs to do. Women used to have babies into their 40s easily. We are now so inundated with
toxins and chemicals and fake foods that our bodies aren't functioning so well anymore. Getting right with nature can help your body reclaim its health on its own. And, once you are pregnant, it will definitely help you to have a very healthy baby.