Planning for a baby is exciting, but knowing where to start can be daunting. When it comes to planning it is recommended you start preparing a minimum of 3 months before trying to conceive. Both the father and mother need to be present during the consultation. The health and wellbeing of both parents are equally important as each makes up 50% of the genetics.
Your overall state of health is taken into consideration. A fertility consultation thoroughly goes through your health and family history to leave no stone unturned. Planning for a baby is multifaceted and is far more involved than just taking a prenatal.
During a consultation, you are guided through the key areas that help to improve fertility, including:
- Stress management
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Weight (being over or underweight can play a part in fertility)
- The importance of taking the right supplements for your needs
- Learning about the mother's cycle
These areas are equally important for both the mother and father to be if that is the case of the parents
It is never too early to prepare your body and lay down the foundation to create a healthy baby. Both mum and dad need to attend the consultation as they are equally important in the creation of the baby. Even though the mother carries the baby the father is 50% of the genetics.
Studies have shown that the healthier a mother is before falling pregnant the better she feels during and after her pregnancy. Investing in your health and forming a god routine before falling pregnant is laying a great foundation that can ultimately set you up for years to come.
Eating well, investigating deficiencies, and functional testing is important for both parents whether you are planning to conceive and this includes IVF.
Being of healthy weight, decreasing alcohol, eating whole foods, decreasing heavily processed food, assessing stress management, and caffeine and sugar intake are just some of the areas that are discussed in the consultation.
Supplementation such as essential fatty acids, folate, iron and choline play vital roles in pathways, growth and development needed to create a healthy baby.
Book a consultation for both parents to be in the comfort of your own home.
Fertility planning is available for all parents including same-sex, single or non-binary.