September 14, 2012 in Uncategorized
Hello blog world! I am back from a wonderful vacation with my sweet husband. We belatedly celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary (it was actually in June) by taking a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. We had such a wonderful time, but wow, was it exhausting! We visited all 4 parks in 4 days and being the Type A that I am, we did almost everything in every park which made for a LOT of walking! I am so blessed that God brought such an amazing man into my life 7 years ago, and so thankful that he has been my husband for the past 3 years.
Now that we are back, it is time for me to really buckle down and stick to a good preconception diet, so that hopefully once we are ready to start trying to conceive my body will be well equipped to nourish & grow a sweet little one. Did you know that ideally your body should be storing up nutrients for at least 6-12 months before conception? Babies need a lot to grow! As we have learned and transitioned to a real food diet over the past year, we have really cleaned up our bad eating habits; however, I have still indulged too many times in breads & sweets (even if whole and homemade) and have been guilty of inadequate intake of fermented foods. No more excuses! Time to get serious about making a suitable home for a baby! Take note that it’s not just momma that needs a healthy preconception diet. Daddy plays a big part in making baby healthy, too. Ideally, he needs to be on a fertility diet for at least 3 months prior to conception for optimal results.
When I started researching preconception/pregnancy diets I discovered that there was a lot of conflicting information in mainstream health communities, and it was difficult to find reputable real food sources on the subject. Thankfully, I finally found 3 different bloggers who are knowledgeable in the area of fertility & healthy pregnancy, whose standards also line up with the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) beliefs. Hooray!
Kate @ Modern Alternative Mama – author of Healthy Pregnancy Super Foods
Donielle @ Naturally Knocked Up – author of Naturally Knocked Up
Heather @ Mommypotamus – author of Nourished Baby
Just for the record, I am not affiliated with any of these authors and get nothing out of recommending their work, except the satisfaction that I am pointing my readers in the right direction when it comes to good information. These ladies are all fountains of knowledge on real foods for women, babies, and women having babies.
So, what are the keys to preparing the body for a healthy pregnancy?
Choosing the right…
Supplements & Misc.
Diet for Daddy
I am looking forward to discussing these topics with you all in the upcoming weeks!
Do you have preconcepti0n/fertility/pregnancy diet questions?