Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies – What you AND your partner need to do now!

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Mar 19
2013

I see women (and couples) make one mistake over and over again.  They focus all of their attention on getting pregnant but forget about the bigger picture…healthy pregnancies and most importantly healthy babies.

I’ve see patients:

  • Crash diets before IVF
  • Quit drinking coffee/alcohol during their Luteal Phase (second half of cycle) only to start again if they don’t get pregnant
  • Fail to commit to a regular treatment protocol

Why isn’t this a good idea?

Because you don’t just want to get pregnant, you want to stay pregnant, have a healthy pregnancy/labor and most importantly, have a healthy, baby.  But don’t worry, there are easy steps you can take to get health and increase your chances of getting pregnant.

So, let’s get started.

If possible, I highly recommend both you and your partner follow the below recommendations.  Don’t make the mistake of thinking getting pregnant is only about the woman.  It takes both a healthy egg and a healthy sperm to make a baby, and both are equally important.

Healthy Eggs + Healthy Sperm = Healthy Babies

Our top priority now, is to improve the quality of eggs and sperm and support the systems in your body that are responsible for reproduction.  Iva Keene, an Australian Fertility Expert, likens preparing for conception to preparing for a marathon.  I love this analogy!  Preparing for conception by getting healthy can make all the difference, especially for couples who have been struggling to get pregnant for quite some time.

You can improve the quality of your eggs and sperm.  Here’s how:

  • Stop drinking coffee, soda & alcohol
  • Clean House – Get rid of toxic chemicals, including pesticides
  • Increase intake of nutrient dense foods

Keep your eye’s open for upcoming blogs describing each step in detail!