Did you know that it takes at least 3 months for a healthy egg and sperm to mature?
That means that for the 3 months leading up to conception, all the things that you put into your body, and all the toxins that you are exposed to, can have an impact on their health and effect how soon you will be able to conceive.
With declining fertility rates around the world, and especially here in NZ, preconception healthcare is of the utmost importance.
But what exactly is Preconception Healthcare?
It is taking part in a prescribed health programme, especially designed for supporting healthy egg and sperm production.
Good preconception programmes will be personalised to you, taking into consideration your health history and current vitality. They will incorporate dietary and lifestyle recommendations along with appropriate herbs and supplements.
When working with a Naturopath, you will also be asked to have some tests done to check for hormone levels and nutrient deficiencies, and sometimes for genetic changes that can lead to issues with conception (although genetic tests are usually reserved for those having difficulty conceiving or maintaining a pregnancy).
In summary, Preconception Healthcare sets aside at least 3 months to:
- Create superstar eggs and sperm
- Identiify the best time to have baby making sex
- Address any hormonal imbalances
- Ensure a healthy baby and pregnancy
- Impact future generations health and wealthbeing
If you'd like to start your personalised preconception health programme, then get in touch with Chantelle, or book here.