Whether you want to get pregnant tomorrow or in a year, there are some actionable steps I can guide you with to maximize your fertility potential.
It is never too soon to make sure your thyroid function is on point, inflammation is well managed, nutrients look good, hormones are in a healthy range, glucose is normal. This I can guide you through via your GP and functional testing.
Start tracking your menstrual cycle
Depending on your goals, this could mean anything from tracking your cycle in an app to collecting all the information with basal body temperature and ovulation predictor kits. The more familiar you are with your unique patterns, the easier it will be to determine if something is off, and the quicker we will be able to zone in your fertile window. See my blog on ‘Do you know when you’re ovulating?’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Focus on nutrient density
I can guide you each step of the way. As a rule, eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables is the best way to ensure broad-spectrum antioxidants, phytochemicals, and micronutrients. A Mediterranean-style food plan that is antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory, and full of healthy fats is a good choice for many people. During a 3 month programme, we will create a food plan together which is specifically tailored to you.
Supporting your emotional mindset
You are deserving. You are capable. You are full enough to give to another. This journey can seem such an emotional rollercoaster, your note alone, I’ve been there and completely understand your pain. It doesn’t have to be this way, let me support you, as a Freedom Fertility Formula Specialist I am trained to support you with the emotional aspect of your journey. Freedom Formula Specialist
Clean up your cleaners and beauty products.
One hormone that is very relevant to reproductive health is oestrogen and some chemicals (xenoestrogens), or foods and plants (phytoestrogens), mimic the action of oestrogen produced in cells and can alter hormonal activity.
Hormone disruptors get into our bodies when we breathe, eat, drink and have skin contact with them. There is no way to avoid them entirely, but reducing your exposure to them to the extent that it is within your control should help. Some of the worst offenders when it comes to hormone disruption are:
- BPA Plastics- Bisphenol A (BPA) is commonly used in some plastic products such a food storage containers, plastic drinks bottles and linings of canned food, and
Phthalates – used in cosmetics, fragrances and other personal products.
Emphasize non-toxic products – you are what you eat, breathe, and absorb.
Nutrition is the key to laying down the foundations for the health of your conception, pregnancy and baby. Nutrients play an essential role in creating and maintaining healthy eggs and sperm that will go on to fertilise, implant and grow a healthy baby. There is so much conflicting advice around diet and supplements when trying for a baby naturally, together we can develop a personalised and targeted nutritional plan which includes supplementation that is right for you.
Together we can work towards nourishing that new life