disagree more. Fortunately times are changing & I’m seeing more community encouragement to eat & live well during pregnancy. But what about before getting pregnant? Is it possible that the state of our health at the moment of conception is more, or at least equally as important as it is during pregnancy? I think so. Here’s why:
- Strong Genes: the way we live helps to determine how our genes are expressed. Living in a way that is supportive of long-term health may mean stronger, healthier genes that you can pass down to baby.
- Increased Fertility: an organization in the U.K., Foresight, has spent over 20 years working with couples who have had a hard time getting pregnant. Changing ONLY diet & lifestyle, they have seen a 78% success rate in returning fertility to couples that have been medically deemed infertile.
- Mothers Health: when pregnant, baby comes first. Building nutrient stores & balancing the body + mind before pregnancy helps to ensure mom stays healthy through & post pregnancy, even if she experiences severe morning sickness.
- Ability to Sustain Pregnancy: baby relies heavily on mothers nutrients & hormones, especially during the first few months. There are also many environmental factors linked to miscarriage. Preparation of the body & home may help create a more positive environment for baby.
- Child’s Health: imagine the benefits of birthing a baby with a healthy set of genes, grown in a body that has been treated well, & into a family that cares about true health.