Early Days - Just Started to Try for a Baby
Deciding to try for a baby is exciting and naturally, you would want to do everything possible to conceive easily and ensure that you have a healthy baby. Some couples will get pregnant fast without any problems, but others will need support.
Most couples under 35 years of age, without reproductive health issues, conceive within 6-12 months. Timing is very important and some couples get tripped up because they are trying at the wrong time. Not all women ovulate on day 14 of her cycle - and if you have long or irregular cycles getting pregnant can get a bit more complicated.
If you would like to increase your fertility and prepare for pregnancy or if you need additional help - you should consider a Preconception Care or a Fertility Awareness Appointment.
We offer Online Fertility Appointments. You get the same great service from the comfort of your home or office.
What is Special About Preconception Care?
Preconception care enhances your natural fertility and is the ultimate in preventative medicine. When you plan your pregnancy, and decide to improve your nutrition and lifestyle prior to getting pregnant - it can positively influence the health of your child for many years to come.
Who Is it for?
Ideally, both partners have the opportunity to assess and address any issues that may compromise fertility. Now is the time to reduce any toxic exposure, achieve a healthy body composition and build nutritional credit to give yourself every opportunity to enhance your natural fertility. This strongly improves your chances of an uncomplicated pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Stress and nutrition are major environmental signals that influence both fertility and the developing foetus, making these important areas of focus for prospective parents in the preconception phase of growing their family.
Your Baby Needs an Amazing Amount of Nutrients
From conception to the end of the first three months, the mass of the embryo increases over 2 ½ million times. This is the period during which cells differentiate and organs are formed. This rapid phase of growth requires levels of nutrients which are many times higher than those required by your body in its pre-pregnant state.
There is little doubt that diet deficiencies which may go unnoticed in day-to-day life may fail to support a pregnancy. The development during this critical and rapid phase of growth and cell division also occurs to a very strict timetable. For example, if the nutrients needed for the satisfactory closure of the neural tube are absent, on day 28 or 29 of the pregnancy, or present in insufficient quantities, the development will proceed regardless, but a neural tube defect such as spina bifida will result.
When to Plan Your Pregnancy
Preconception care should ideally begin at least 4 months prior to the conception attempts. This preparation time is necessary as the egg takes 3 months to mature and sperm take 2- 4 months to generate.
Ensuring the health of sperm and eggs by managing oxidative stress, reducing toxicity and providing nutritional support significantly reduces the risk of miscarriage and supports a full-term uncomplicated pregnancy.
Men's Fertility Matter
Men are often overlooked in the preconception stages, but their contribution of half the genetic material is, of course, extremely important. Sperm production requires adequate nutritional levels and an absence of chemicals – since sperm are susceptible to oxidative damage from temperature, environmental and dietary toxins, toxins and radiation, so including both partners in a preconception care program is vital.
Natural Fertility Appointments Available
Our Naturopaths at Perth Natural Fertility can recommend the right program for you and guide you through a safe, natural, individually prescribed program to improve your fertility.