Preparing to Conceive

Preparing your body to achieve its optimal health is one of the most important things you can do for the health of your child.  We make plans for so many other things we do in life, but often planning your health before you have a baby doesn’t happen. As we learn more about the importance of nutrition, gut health, and stress on gene expression it is becoming increasingly obvious that the health of parents prior to conception can play a significant role in the development of chronic illness and health conditions for children. Taking a few months to consolidate your health and ensure egg and sperm health are in tip top condition is an important gift you can offer your child.

Preconception care not only prepares people for healthy, conscious conception, it can also help to ensure a healthy, complication-free pregnancy, and faster conception once you start trying. Ideally, a program for preconception care is best undertaken by both parents, as each contributes 50% of the genetic makeup of a child. Improved general health of the parents will result in healthy eggs and sperm and therefore healthy babies. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedies combined with diet, nutrition and lifestyle changes can improve your general, digestive and reproductive health in preparation for welcoming a healthy, happy baby.

I also run workshops for women on how to optimise their fertility and prepare their body for pregnancy, please join my mailing list or contact me for more information about current dates and locations.