Georgia Birth Alternatives
Whitney Whitmoore, cpm
Fertility Recommendations for Preconception Clients
Please note: These are very basic suggestions for clients beginning their preconception journey. If you have been trying to get pregnant for several months while charting normal cycles, or a year without charting, or if you or your partner have a known reproductive health complication, you may want to consider more assertive tactics, such as laboratory hormone levels, in conjunction with the suggestions below. They are also, in my experience, what we recommend for a successful pregnancy and birth, but they are by no means the only way!
Food-based prenatal or multi vitamin (such as New Chapter, Rainbow Light or MegaFood)
Cod liver oil (liquid or capsules), or fish oil plus vitamin D
High quality probiotic (like Acidophilus Pearls or Garden of Life Raw Probiotics for Women)
Preferably organic, high quality proteins and fats from grassfed meats, butter, and pastured eggs
Eliminate sugar, refined carbohydrates, and seed oils (such as canola)
Create a plan for managing stress, in your life and in your body. Mindfulness meditation (even 5-10 minutes per day) and gentle exercise (yoga, walking, swimming) are ideal.
Consider and address any areas of blockage in your life: relationship troubles (with your partner or anyone else), unresolved grief, previous birth trauma, or major life changes.
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