Starting a family is a gift and a wonderful stage in any relationship. When you decide the time has come to start a family, it can be a relatively easy journey and an enjoyable time. However, this is not always the case for everyone.
If you’re just about to start on your pregnancy journey or are just in the research phase, here are some nurturing tips to help your body get ready the natural health way. Optimum health is of course the best approach to this exciting time in your life.
Diet – eat fabulous and fertile foods
- Full fat dairy
- Mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
- Fresh salmon
- Sweet potato
- Nuts and seeds
- Lots of leafy greens
- Goji berries
- And most importantly water!
Avoid coffee, alcohol and cigarettes. It’s also a good idea to keep sugar to a minimum.
Exercise – gently and often
Just as a Hopewood diet and gentle exercise can help you maintain health and wellbeing, the same routine can help help prepare your body and pave the way to a successful pregnancy. When it comes to working out, it’s important to remember it’s about the quality, not the quantity. Light, brisk and regular works every time….you don’t have to overdo it!
Relationship – slow and steady
When you and your partner are both physically and mentally healthy, relaxed and in harmony, creating a new life will generally happen quite quickly. It’s always a good idea not to put too much pressure on the time constrains of conceiving. Be patient, loving and nurturing toward your partner because stress isn’t helpful when trying to start a family. Enjoy this time with one another because if you are successful and lucky enough to be blessed with a child, you will certainly have a busy and exciting journey ahead.