PRECONCEPTION HEALTH CARE

Preconception care prepares your body for a successful, healthy pregnancy, as wellas a problem-free birth and satisfying postnatal experience. Preconception care aimsto bring optimum health to both prospective parents, restoring nutritional status toensure that there is a good supply of all the essential nutrients needed for healthy sperm, eggs and for a growing baby. the growing.

Preconception care eliminates anyharmful substances from your diet and environment that are known to affect reproductive and general health and foetal development. With the help of specific herbs and nutrients the body’s detoxification systems are stimulated to remove toxins such as heavy metals, which may compromise fertility and the growth anddevelopment of your baby.

Preconception care has numerous benefits for both potential parents, it

  • Enhances fertility, balances out hormones andregulates ovulation
  • Improves the health of the ovaries, eggs and the uterus, and sperm (quality, count, motility).
  • Identifies and treats any infection of the reproductive tract.
  • Reduces the risk of miscarriage
  • Reduces morning sickness, candida, urinary tract infections
  • Reduces the risk of your child developing learning and behavioural problems such as ADHD, allergies, asthma, and eczema.

Preconception care is one of the most loving and responsible choices you and your partner can make together, for you and your child’s health.

When should you start your preconception plan?

Sperm can take up to 116 days to develop and mature and finally be ejaculated. During this time sperm are susceptible to damage from toxins such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, nutritional deficiencies and illness. The egg takes 100 days to mature where it is similarly vulnerable to damage. So the health of today’s sperm and egg is indicative of the health of the male and female over the last 3 months. Therefore it is recommended to start your preconception health plan at least 4 months prior to trying to conceive.