Fertility & Pregnancy
The decision to grow your family is an exciting one, and for some a pregnancy happens quickly and without much planning. But for some couples, difficulty with conception can quickly change the dynamics of your relationship. You’ve gone from being a carefree couple, having sex when the mood presents, to being conscious of times when chances of conception are optimal. This change in dynamic is often accompanied with increased stress levels, exhaustion, and lack of desire for sex.
Infertility can be caused by a huge number of factors: hormone imbalance, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, anovulatory cycles, physical blockage, inadequate hormone production, short luteal phase, lack of luteinizing hormone, high levels of prolactin, poor nutrition, exposure to certain chemicals, and many others.
The great news is that dietary and lifestyle changes can make a tremendous difference in fertility, and often help with other issues like excess weight, lack of energy, blood sugar problems, skin issues, and insomnia in the process. Even those who choose to undergo conventional fertility treatments can help improve their chances by supporting their bodies in natural ways as well.
Many people today are undernourished. The body simply will not allow conception to occur or a pregnancy to continue if it doesn’t have the basic foundation it needs to sustain a pregnancy.
Supplying your own body with a tasty blend of nutritious foods can not only improve your fertility, keep you healthy during pregnancy and pave the way for an easier labor, but it can also help to establish essential building blocks of growth and overall health for your child. Pregnancy is the one time in your life when your eating habits directly affect another person!
The meal plan must provide sufficient energy and nutrients to meet the mother’s usual requirements as well as the needs of the growing fetal development as well as for lactation. Not all calories are equal, sensible balanced meals will be best for you and your baby.
I offer both pre and post-natal nutritional support for mother and baby, including:
- Nutritional support to enhance fertility.
- Prevention of morning sickness, nausea and other digestive discomforts.
- Nutritional support for mom and baby.
- Holistic treatments for infants suffering from colic or constipation.