Whether it’s your first, second or fourth pregnancy, I’ve got 5 ways to help prepare you for the journey ahead. Knowing every woman’s journey to motherhood looks different, I’ve made these steps simple, customizable & realistic. Wherever you’re at in the process, I’m here to help!
When seeking to become pregnant, it’s important to understand your starting point. What’s your health status? Is your bloodwork normal? Are you within a healthy BMI? Are you taking any medications or supplements that my be contraindicated during pregnancy?
First, schedule an annual visit with your doctor. Bring your partner & have a conversation around the following:
Not all prenatal vitamins are created equal, and some woman have unique needs. A few key nutrients to look for in a prenatal supplement include:
Choosing the right supplement should be a top priority, which is why I wrote an entire blog post on this topic. Be sure to check it out!
Toxins & other endocrine disruptors present in the environment can put a damper on your fertility. These contaminants can be found lurking in your daily environment and everyday products including:
Do your best to minimize your exposure & safeguard your family by implementing a few of these technique below:
This one is probably something you’re already well aware of. Chronic stress negatively affects many aspects of health, & fertility is no exception. Make an effort to reduce your stress. A few tips for managing stress:
I get this question so often – “what can I eat to help me get pregnant?” While there’s no magic bullet for getting pregnant, there are some foods that are positively associated with fertility. I wrote an in-depth blog post on this exact topic, so be sure to give it a read!
Here’s the short list of foods you can start to include now: