What is Preconception Health?
Preconception Health is the health of the body of both mom and dad before pregnancy.
Why is Preconception Health Important?
The period before you become pregnant is an important time because your diet, physical, and emotional health can have an impact on your ability to conceive and affect the health of your baby. Those wanting to become pregnant should prepare at least 5-6 months prior to conception. Some of the benefits of improving your preconception health include:
- Improves fertility by providing an optimal environment for conception
- Supports a healthy pregnancy
- Promotes optimal development of baby
- Facilitates healing of the body in the post-natal period
How can I improve my Preconception Health?
- The reproductive system is under the direction of the nervous system. Nerves transmit impulses, sensations, to every part of the body, including the spinal cord, muscles and organs, to help them function. According to the American Pregnancy Association, “In many cases, fertility issues may be associated with improper nervous system function, poor nutrition, high stress and poor lifestyle habits. Chiropractors are nervous system specialists and reducing interference in the nervous system is their primary goal.”
- Diet and weight management have a significant impact on the ability to conceive. Proper nutrition also ensures that your baby will receive what he or she needs for proper development during pregnancy.
- Exposure to toxins and un-managed stress can cause inflammation and interfere with normal hormone production. Irregular hormone levels can interfere with your reproductive cycle and make it difficult to conceive. Removing toxins and emotional stress also reduces your future baby's exposure to stress and unwanted chemicals making for a happy and healthy baby!
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