Once you and your husband decide to start a family it is an exciting, somewhat scary but at the same time happy thought. There are quite a few steps you can take to ensure that you have the best chance of 1 falling pregnant and 2 having a healthy pregnancy throughout. Here are some tips on how to help improve your health and therefore insure a healthy pregnancy.
1. Birth Control
Your doctor will be able to assist you in best way when it comes to stopping your birth control. However it is recommended that you wait at least 6 weeks to 4 months after leaving “the Pill” before you fall pregnant – some of these contraceptives can stay in your system for quite some time and therefore mess with your hormones and actually increase your chances of having a miscarriage
2. Be Healthy (Both of You)
Fertility and Sperm Count - This can be tested by your doctor – however there are also some herbs that naturally increase sperm count and help with fertility. Consider using the Libido Drops available for both men and women. Also remember that when your body to very acidic it can cause low sperm count – We would suggest that you both use the Alkali Capsules to reach a healthy pH-level.
Irregular Menstruation, Hormonal Imbalances - Do your hormones just not want to balance out naturally after stopping the contraceptive? Then use the Hormon Drops which is a natural supplement to help balances the female hormone cycle.
Liver Health - A healthy liver is essential for a balanced immune system, hormones and even for skin health. If your liver is overburdened it can cause headaches, tiredness and many other symptoms.
Boost Your Immune System - During pregnancy, you’re more susceptible to colds, the flu, and other illnesses. Give your immune system some extra help by eating a healthy diet rich in antioxidants and using the Imune Capsules daily.
3. Body weight
Maintain or strive for a healthy body weight both through diet as well as exercise. Diet and exercise also improves emotional and mental stability. The range of healthy weight is defined by the body mass index (BMI). A healthy weight is a BMI of between 20 and 25. It can take longer to get pregnant if you are underweight (your BMI is under 19) or you are obese (your BMI is 30 or above). If you are underweight or overweight and you have irregular or no periods, reaching a healthy weight naturally will help your ovaries to start working again. If you have weight issues, consider talking to a natural health practitioner or booking your natural health consultation (LINK) today.
Men who have a BMI of 30 or above are likely to have reduced fertility. Being overweight during pregnancy may increase your chances of problems, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, miscarriage, stillbirth, birth defects, and needing a cesarean birth (C-section).
Do some form Exercise
The fitter you are, the easier your pregnancy will be. Exercising before you get pregnant may help your body deal with all of the changes that you will go through during the pregnancy and labor. Most women who already exercise can safely maintain their current exercise program throughout the most of their pregnancy.
And most women, even if they are not currently exercising, should start on an exercise program of 30 minutes of brisk exercise 5 days per week, both before conceiving and throughout pregnancy. Starting from the couch? Pick something light like walking that you can do right outside of your door. Start with just 10 to 15 minutes at a time and work your way up to longer duration. Do a “parkrun” even if you just walk all the way. Make a commitment to yourself to be there every Saturday morning.
Diet is very important
It is just as important to start making changes before you get pregnant. These steps will help you prepare yourself and your body for pregnancy and give you a better chance of having a healthy baby.
Reduce empty calories, artificial sweeteners, processed foods and caffeine.
Eat foods that are high in protein and naturally full of vitamins.
Fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy products will make you healthier before you get pregnant.
If you are underweight or overweight, it is best to try to reach your ideal weight before you get pregnant.
4. Stress, Rest, and Relaxation
While you are trying to get pregnant, try to relax and reduce stress as much as possible. Get plenty of rest and relaxation. This may make it easier for you to become pregnant. Establishing good stress relief outlets now will help you during pregnancy and in the hectic first year of your baby’s life. Feeling stressed? Try taking a relaxing walk, practicing some deep breathing exercises, or doing anything else that brings you joy. Many parents worry about sleep in the days after they bring home their bundles of joy. But sleep during pregnancy can be just as elusive.
Stressing to have sex at all the right times may also limit your success - Resist turning sex into a chore from the start. Have it often and for fun. Be spontaneous and passionate. After all, sex is what will likely get you pregnant. Creating sound lovemaking habits now will help strengthen your relationship. If you don’t have any known fertility issues, don’t worry about timing sex at first. Instead, have frequent unprotected sex throughout your cycle.
5. Stop Smoking, Alcohol, and Drugs.
If you smoke, drink alcohol, or use drugs, you should stop before you get pregnant.
· Make it harder for you to get pregnant
· Increase the chance that you will miscarry (lose the baby before it is born).
· Alcohol can harm a growing fetus (unborn baby), even in small amounts. Drinking alcohol while you are pregnant can cause long-term problems for your baby, such as intellectual disability, behavioral issues, learning disabilities, and facial and heart defects.
· Smoking is bad for unborn babies and puts your child at greater risk of health problems later in life. Women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have a baby with a lower birth weight.
You should also cut down on caffeine when you are trying to get pregnant. Women who daily consume more than 2 cups (500 mL) of coffee or 5 cans (2 L) of soda that contains caffeine may have a harder time getting pregnant and a greater chance of miscarriage.
SUMMARY - Start with a Candida Detox Package, Alkali Capsules, Imune Capsules and MagSUPPORT for at least one month after leaving your birth control pill. Do some exercise and start following a healthy nutritious diet. Then do a full Liver FLUSH, continue with the IMUNE Capsules and other natural supplements that may be applicable from the above and then only start trying for a baby.