Have you considered preconception planning?
Are you and your spouse thinking about adding a new member to your family?
What are the important first steps to making this dream a reality, naturally?
According to the CDC preconception health refers to the health of women and men in their reproductive years even if you aren’t planning on having a child. Preconception care is different for everyone and is based on your own personal health goals.
There is only a 30% chance of getting pregnant with each menstrual cycle even with regular sex. If your womb isn’t healthy a fertilized egg will fail to implant. Women sometimes are not even aware that conception has taken place.
Statics state (according to the CDC) that 15-20% of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage. 80% of miscarriages occur before 12 weeks. Approximately 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant or have trouble sustaining a pregnancy.
What do these facts tell us? If you have ever considered having a child you should start to focus on your personal health and well-being! By adding in acupuncture, herbs, supplements, and fertility boosting foods your body will start cleansing, strengthening, and balancing out your hormones.
What does preconception planning mean? For a healthy woman, it is not just for someone who wants to get pregnant, but being able to take control of your reproductive cycle. For a healthy man, it means to choose healthy habits and stay that way, encourage and support the health of your partner, and as a father providing you and your loved ones with a healthy future. For babies, this is such an awesome gift because both parents took the time and proper steps before pregnancy. This means that children will be less likely to be born premature, have a low-birth weight, and born without birth defects or disabilities.
Preconception planning between you and your partner should start 2-3 months before you start trying to conceive. This will help with any menstrual irregularities and hormonal imbalances. To ensure a healthy family preconception plan with acupuncture, herbs, supplementation, fertility boosting foods and truly understanding you and your partners body will not only deepen your relationship, but will result in a healthy pregnancy.
Robyn Calabrese AP, LMT (Acupuncture Physician & Licensed Massage Therapist in Florida)
All facts obtained from the CDC website.