Whether you are just thinking about starting a family or are looking to add to your expanding one, the following tips can help prep your body for a healthy conception.
It is not secret that both partners should take important vitamins to prep their bodies for a healthy conception. A multivitamin is an absolute must! Take a multivitamin with DHA and Folic Acid is recommend before, during and after pregnancy. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider for their recommendation on a great multivitamin with DHA and folic Acid.
Additional supplements to consider when trying to conceive: Zin, Iron and Calcium. Studies have also shown that both men and women may benefit from taking Coenzyme Q10 when trying to conceive. The supplement has shown promise in recent studies to benefit both sperm and egg cell health.
Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet and remaining active is extremely important even before getting pregnant. You an your partner should make changes to your diet and exercise for at least three months before trying to conceive. Be sure to include plenty of fruits, veggies, lean meats, complex carbs and calcium-rich foods. Avoid fish high in mercury, avoid trans fats and decrease alcohol intake (or stop altogether). Eat refined carbs within a reasonable daily quantity and be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about whole grains if you have PCOS.
When trying to conceive discontinue use of contraceptives and make an appointment with your healthcare provider for a pre-conception checkup. Be sure to stop smoking and any recreational drug use while trying to get pregnant. Studies have shown that limiting caffeine intake is beneficial to the body when trying to conceive.
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
Ever have someone say to you “relax and it will happen” when you were trying to get pregnant? While we all dread hearing that there is truth behind it. Stress can work against you when you are trying to conceive. While it is difficult to completely reduce stress consider investing time into some relaxation techniques like meditating, exercising regularly and taking time for yourself.
If you are just starting out on your path to parenthood, or are just not yet ready to try a more aggressive fertility treatment option, consider using The Stork a drug-free, proactive approach to getting pregnant.
The Stork is a simple device that you and your partner can use in the privacy of your home. It is an easy-to-use product with a tampon-like applicator that delivers and keeps the semen at the cervix by way of a cervical cap. The Stork complements natural intercourse, and can be used with a donor sperm. The Stork is designed to assist with common fertility difficulties including: low sperm count, motility issues and hostile vaginal environment.
It is an easy way to “bridge the gap” between natural intercourse and more aggressive reproductive treatment options. visit thestorkconception.co.uk for more information about this innovative conception aid, prenatal vitamins and for additional resources on trying to conceive.