Preconception is the period of time before you conceive. This is a vital time to focus on improving both the mother and fathers health to optimise sperm and egg quality to provide your baby with the best start to life.
Preconception care involves diet and lifestyle changes combined with herbal and nutritional medicine to optimise your health and fertility while supplying the nutrients needed for pregnancy. The time spent during preconception contributes to a healthy pregnancy and baby, as well as supporting the mothers health to reduce the likelihood of developing adverse symptoms associated with pregnancy.
Facts about preconception:
Preconception for men:
It takes a sperm and an egg to make a baby, therefore males are just as important in conceiving baby.
Preconception care for dads to be involve making adjustments to their diet and lifestyle to optimise their heath and sperm quality. Stress management, healthy weight and limiting toxin exposure are essential in preconception and all aspects of health.
There are also some nutrients that can be a great help to support men’s preconception care.
Preconception for women:
Preconception for women is a great benefit which can help improve egg quality, improve fertility, reduce the likelihood of complications during pregnancy and improve mum’s recovery time post birth.
Preconception care incorporates diet and lifestyle adjustments to optimise your health and prepare your body for pregnancy. Ensuring stress management is in place is vital as stress impacts your physical and mental health. Reducing toxin exposure is important as these impact hormone function and fertility. Also aiming for a healthy weight is important during the preconception stage as this helps in reducing complications during pregnancy.
If you would like to learn more, book online and we can work together to develop your preconception plan