You may have read it on the website already that my journey somehow started with fertility problems, after a miscarriage, to which I am very grateful now as that has lead me on to the path of finding my purpose.
I am not here to give you advice but here to share my experience so you can learn from it.
Going back to 2018 when I had a very busy life (not so much changed since but very different profession now 🙂 so back then I would live on tea and the occasional pastry from Lidl 🙁 not knowing how I’m slowly ruining my health (though had lots of symptoms already) so we were trying for baby number 2 in that time.
But she didn’t want to come due to stress and very poor eating habits. The spring of 2018 I fell pregnant and felt awful, only felt somewhat human while eating an ice cream, not before and not after.
Clearly I dint make a healthy environment for that baby to grow and at about 8 weeks I had a miscarriage.
Why am I telling you all this ? To learn from it. So you can avoid it.
Getting your body ready to grow a human should be a conscious job and with the help of a qualified nutritionist you can make your chances so much higher in conceiving or holding on to your pregnancy, you can’t even imagine it!
So in this post I would like to recommend a lady who specialises in this topic and what do I have to do with her program?
Well she would recommend you to go gluten free and certainly refined sugar free and choose a diet that reduces inflammation and here is where The Best Free From comes into the picture 🙂
Niamh is a Nutritional Therapist specialising in female hormones and fertility.
She works with people one to one and also has a 12 week online Happy Hormone Fertility Program. You can find out more info on Niamh’s website Happy Hormone Clinic .com
Hear what Niamh says:
When we want to get pregnant, we often want to be pregnant straight away but it’s worth investing 3 months prior to pregnancy to optimise egg and sperm quality and to support your body to be in the best health it can. This is going to help give you the best chance at getting pregnant, whether that’s naturally or assisted. Good nutrition can help increase chances of both natural and assisted fertility.
No would choose to go down the IVF route unless they felt they had no option but people don’t actually realise how much diet and lifestyle changes can help to support fertility.
The foods we consume have the potential to:
- Balance our hormones
- Improve egg and sperm quality
- Support a calm immune system
- Repopulate the gut with healthy bacteria
- Provide nutrients to support the healthiest pregnancy possible.
So what would this diet look like?
- 3 regular meals with plenty of protein, fibre and healthy fats to balance our blood sugars, which have a knock on effect on the female hormones.
- Eat a rainbow – fruit and vegetables are high in anti oxidants that help protect egg and sperm health.Aim for 2-3 portions of fruit and 4-5 portions of vegetables per day. Smoothies and salads are a great way to achieve this!
- A calm immune system is so important when it comes to implantation and development of the embryo.We can help support a calm immune system by including anti inflammatory foods like oily fish, walnuts and seeds!
- The health of our gut has a direct impact on our vaginal health because the gut seeds the vagina with good (or bad) bacteria as the case may be. You can support gut health by including a variety of fibre in the diet and adding in some fermented foods like kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, live yoghurt or raw milk and cheese
- Aim to cook at home as much as possible using whole food ingredients.Treats can be healthy too, every meal should be an opportunity to top up your nutrients stores.
- Think of the first trimester when most women will have some degree of morning sickness or food aversion… You want to make sure you have adequate nutrient stores in advance of this period!
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