Preconception Fertility Care- When and Where to Begin?
Are you and your partner making plans to have a baby?
It is essential that you have all the nutrients to conceive and most importantly you have enough nutrients to nourish the growing fetus and
deliver a healthy baby. A preconception period is an important and should being 3-4 months before conceiving allowing both parents to
achieve optimal health.
Comprehensive preconception and pregnancy care involves both parents adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle, as well as appropriate
supplementation to lay the nutritional foundation required to grow a healthy baby.
Get in touch with me and I will guide you through an appropriate preconception and pregnancy care program
according to each individual needs.
It Takes Two, Baby!
Though it takes two to make a baby, but the spotlight is on the mother-to-be. The men have a very small role to play in creating a healthy
baby. But it is essential that both parents include a preconception period for a healthy baby. Some tips that can be
followed by both the parents during the preconception period:
Detoxification: Detoxification of the body is very essential to reduce the exposures of toxins in the body. This help
protect the growing foetus from harmful toxins.
Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet: The preconception period is the best time to start practicing to eat a well-balanced and
healthy diet. This will continue all along during pregnancy. Eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and reduce
the consumption of sugar, alcohol and caffeine.
Regular physical activity: Keeping yourself active with regular activities throughout pregnancy will benefit in many ways
during and post pregnancy period. Yoga, meditation or tai chi are best practices that help in stress relief, weight control and faster
recuperation. Regularly practice the exercises that you enjoy.
For the Mum-To-Be
A healthy fertility recommendation also depends on specific gender. For a mum-to-be a number of natural supplements may be recommended
during both preconception period and pregnancy:
Essential vitamins and Minerals: During pregnancy, a women requires some additional vitamins and minerals – folate, iodine,
calcium, vitamin D and iron are a few.
Fish Oil: High quality, highly concentrated fish oil formulas are an easy and affordable way to achieve the dose of EPA and
DHA daily and help healthy pregnancy. It is vital for the development of the baby’s brain and nervous system.
Herbal Medicine: There are many amazing herbs and one is False unicorn root which has been recommended from the olden ages.
It helps recovery after giving birth.
Touch base with me to find out what your body requires and I will recommend the high-quality pregnancy formula
and ensure that you are getting all the nutrients in their correct doses during this important time.
Don’t Forget About Dad!
Obviously women are in the spotlight for healthy fertility and pregnancy and men also have an important role. A healthy sperm is essential
for fertilization to take place and promote optimal birth outcomes. Some tips that would help in supporting sperm health:
Antioxidant: Sperms are small cells produced by the body, they are highly susceptible to damage by free radicals. The free
radicals are moving molecules are that are naturally produced within the body and can result in cellular damage unless supported with
healthy amount of antioxidants such as Zinc, vitamin E, vitamin C and selenium.
Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10): CoQ10 are highly concentrated in the sperm that provides the energy for the cells to fertilize the
Herbal medicine: Certain herbs also help in male health during the preconception period. Tribulus terrestris has been used
from the olden ages as aphrodisiac and it helps support healthy testosterone levels which are important for
sperm production. Hormone testing can be extremely useful too to identify exactly what you are dealing
with from the beginning.
Give You Baby the Healthiest Start in Life
The benefits of a healthy preconception period and healthy pregnancy will last for a lifetime. If you are planning to have a baby in the
near future, make the decision to do the best for your baby.
Start the preconception period today and get to know more about the pregnancy program.
Book your appointment today and give your child the best possible start in life!
Read more about Naturopathy and Naturopathic philosophy