There are several reasons that one might think about hormone detox. Certainly for me right now coming off over a year of hormones and fertility meds, it’s a must. But women may also want to consider it if they have imbalances such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), estrogen dominance, perimenopause or menopause. Oh yeah and then there’s postpartum hormone rebalancing too. Just a short list of possibilities! Following are some of the key things that I would look at when trying to detoxify hormones.
Hi everyone, Happy Fertile Friday! Today I’m going to outline a preconception checklist – 10 points to look at and act on even before starting to get pregnant. Preparations for pregnancy should happen 3-6 months prior to even starting – the longer the better, to get the body in the best possible health, not only setting the stage for a healthy pregnancy, but also to make getting pregnant easier.
Happy Fertile Friday everyone!! Today I’m going to talk a bit about using nutrition to enhance fertility. As with any health concern, diet choices are so important, and can make such a huge difference – not only for the health of the future mums and dads, but also for the health of the future baby. Starting to eat well once you’re pregnant is better than nothing, but when you consider that what you eat today could affect eggs and sperm that mature (and hopefully meet) three months from now, it becomes clear that healthy nutrition habits should be implemented before even starting to try to conceive.
Hi everyone, welcome to the first Fertile Friday of 2016!! Today I’m going to outline five supplements to take before (and for) getting pregnant – things that are important for the pregnancy itself, and things that can help get pregnant in the first place. These are especially important for us “oldies” of 40 and over, but could be significant for everyone who is trying to conceive.
Most people know that folic acid is one of the most important nutrients to take in the preconception period, and it is found in most prenatal vitamins. But did you know that over 50% of the population cannot absorb and utilize regular folic acid? The best folate for prenatal vitamins is actually methyl-folate, but only a few prenatals contain that form.
Happy Fertile Friday everyone!! Today I want to do a recap of six important supplements for pre-conception and pregnancy. I know of some people who take a prenatal vitamin (of varying qualities), and that’s great, but there are a few extras that I think are so important during that time.
One of the things women ask me who are looking to get pregnant is about heavy metal detoxification, aka chelation. Heavy metals are not necessarily a great thing to have in abundance for women carrying a baby for 40 weeks, and yet there are times when stirring the pot can actually be worse. Here are my thoughts on it. [Read more…]
The general consensus on exercise for most stages of pregnancy is “do during pregnancy what you were doing prior to pregnancy”. Of course there are limits to this – I would not recommend a pregnant woman do marathon training, even if she ran a marathon the year prior to her pregnancy. That might be a little extreme!! But nor should she really start running during a pregnancy if she wasn’t doing any regular exercise prior. So the idea is start now so that once you are pregnant, you will be able to be more active, experience less fatigue, and continue an exercise regimen that can help you during the pregnancy and especially during labor. The owner of the pilates studio I attend did regular pilates throughout her pregnancy and her labor was 3 hours in total, and she pushed the baby out in two pushes. Isn’t that what we would all want? [Read more…]