Healthy people make healthy babies! A preconception plan enables you to identify areas in your health and lifestyle that could improve your own health and therefore the health of your child. The healthier you are, the healthier your cells are, including the sex cells (egg and sperm) that will create the foundation of your child’s composition!
It takes around 4 months to produce sperm, it takes around 3 1/2 months to produce a mature egg. Preconception planning should take this into account so your cells are developing with optimal nutrition and as well protected as possible from potentially harmful toxins.
Preconception care involves learning and understanding the natural signs of fertility and preparing your body to sustain a new life within. It may also involve treating any hormonal imbalances, addressing miscarriage or other fertility issues, detoxification, diet and nutritional advice, lifestyle changes and stress management.
Preconception care is for couples who wish to give their child the best start in life. It can benefit couples who have a history of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth or prematurity. It is also of exceptional benefit to couples who are wishing to improve their chances of a healthy pregnancy through IVF, IUI or GIFT.