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Listen to Barb's interview on "Health Begins With Mom" podcast (July, 2017). The Baby Maker book was discussed, as well as important nutritional information for fertility and pregnancy.
Before you were conceived
I wanted you….
Before you were born
I loved you….
Before you were here an hour
I knew I would do anything for you.
Children are the miracle of life.
Infertility is not your fault
My first recommendation for you if you have already been trying to get pregnant and haven’t yet, is to let go of any confusion, guilt or fear that has crept into your psyche. Issues with fertility are no more your “fault” (or that of your partner) than having poor vision. Some people are genetically pre-disposed to specific health conditions and that includes fertility issues.
What You Eat Matters
Of the estimated 1 in 6 American and Canadian couples who struggle with getting pregnant each year, there is undeniable evidence that lifestyle, nutrition and environmental factors are a major culprit. That means with a little advanced planning, you can make the necessary lifestyle and dietary changes, improve your health status, and in doing so dramatically increase your chances of conceiving.
Taking this into consideration, my second recommendation for you is to start planning for pregnancy early. About six months in advance for those of you who are healthy.
If you or your partner are dealing with chronic health conditions such as being significantly overweight (or underweight), chronic infections like sinus or UTI, or dealing with issues such as autoimmunity, irritable bowel syndrome/disease or insulin resistance – you should allow a minimum of 12-18 months to get those conditions and the related nutritional issues under control.