P R E C O N C E P T I O N S U P P O R T
During the preconception period it is good to come off of any oral contraception you are taking, replace any lost folate, and to start a good supplement regime.
A multivitamin alone reduces the moms risk of developing hypertension by 38%. If it is taken in the monh before pregnancy and at each trimester it reduces the risk of neurblastoma (cance rof hte nerve cells) by 30-40%. There is a 43% reduced risk of heart defects. and a 60% reduced risk of a baby developing an omphalocele (a condition where the intestines develop outside of hte babies body).
Having high Iorn stores reduces the risk of ovulatory infertility and miscarriage, vitamin D increases fertility, and B6 helps reduce stress and improves metabolism in the mother. Omega 3's, B12, folate, zinc, calcium and magnesium all help reduce pre-term labour as well as pre-eclampsia. Remember that dose and quality are important and this can be discussed with your ND.
Preconception care also involves a good exercise routine, detox, and stress redcution.
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F E R T I L I T Y S U P P O R T
Infertility is an ever increasing issue. According to the Canadian government 1 in 6 couples experience infertility. This is often thought of as being a female health issues; however, 3 times out of 10 it is a male issue; four times out of 10 it is a female issue, and 3 times out of 10 it is unknown.
It is important to treat underlying health conditions that may be causing the issue.
Some of these issues include:
Common issues causing infertility in men:
Common issues causing infertility in women:
Infertility is defined as not able to conceive after one year of trying or longer, if < 35 years old. However, it is only 6 months of trying and not being able to conceve if 35 years of age or older.
If you are having trouble and would like additional support please book in for a fertility / preconception appointment.
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