Health through pregnancy

Dear readers

Getting pregnant takes two. And if your are trying to have a baby, it is important that both man and woman are healthy. So men don’t turn me off just yet thank you.

Fertility specialist say that when you plan to have a baby, you can start improving your health for 3 months before trying. It can be achieved by making positive changes to your lifestyle to limit stress, by being more careful to eat naturally nutrient rich food (fresh and processed as little as possible), by supplementing your diet with extra vitamins and minerals when necessary.

Then, when you have achieved these improvements and put the best chances on your side, do not let the fact that it may not work first time stress you. As a couple, although these times can be emotionally difficult, the intimacy is still precious. Try relax and enjoy it (no amount of pressure will help).

And when you have settled in your improving routine, there is no reason to stop. Feeling healthier and more energetic is a good thing to get used to so keep it up. When you do get pregnant, you can continue with it; but although it will be sufficient for dad to be, mum to be will have to review or increase her diet. No fear, baby will help him/herself¬† to develop and grow (unless diet is poor and unbalanced but it should have be helped by the above improvement), therefore leave mum lacking. Any lack or deficiency can cause a variety of issues including morning sickness,¬† fatigue, anaemia…. All are so common it is now considered normal to suffer them in pregnancy; it isn’t normal and doesn’t have to be endured.

In the same way, you can adjust your diet and supplements to prepare for labour and after baby is born to get your strength back and more to breastfeed and enjoy baby day (and night). And all this time, dad to be has kept his healthy diet going so he is still feeling good and even better so he (now dad) can help.

Through all the different stages, nutrition and/or herbalism can help and support you in your efforts to be healthy physically and emotionally. I will be happy to help you at any point before (fertility enhancement/treatment), during or after pregnancy.

 

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