Embarking on the beautiful journey towards parenthood is a unique and transformative experience. Whether you're looking to conceive now or freezing your eggs, preparing the female body to create an ideal environment for conception and carrying a fetus to term is important to start now. Natural and holistic approaches can bring a sense of connection and wellness to the process.
Here are a few quick ways you can naturally contribute to fertility and a happy pregnancy.
1. Good Dental Care and Hygiene
- Keep track of your dental health as poor oral health has been linked to pregnancy complications. According to the CDC, those who are pregnant and may have cavity causing bacteria in their mouths can pass that bacteria on to their baby.
2. Supplements for Prenatal Care
- Take preconception supplements, including folic acid, vitamin D, and prenatal vitamins, to ensure essential nutrient levels are optimal.
3. Limit Caffeine and Alcohol
Moderate or reduce caffeine and consider eliminating alcohol during conception and pregnancy.
Both may impact fertility and may pose risks during pregnancy.
4. Balanced Diet
Folate-Rich Foods: Consume foods rich in folate, such as leafy greens, citrus fruits, and legumes, to reduce the risk of neural tube defects.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Include sources like fatty fish, flaxseeds, and walnuts for optimal fetal brain and eye development.
Herbal medicine is a complement to support efforts through natural conception or fertility treatments, such as IUI and IVF. Let's explore our Fertility Support blend, Blossom. The power of Chaste Berry, Marshmallow Root, Milky Oats, Ginger, and Spearmint, and how these herbs come together to offer a holistic approach to enhance well-being on your fertility journey.
The Herbal Blend:
1. Chaste Berry (Vitex):
- Celebrated for its hormone-balancing properties, Chaste Berry, also known as Vitex, has been traditionally used to support women's reproductive health.
- Helps regulate the menstrual cycle and supports a balanced hormonal environment.
- Promotes a sense of overall well-being and relaxation.
2. Marshmallow Root:
- Marshmallow Root brings a soothing and nourishing element to the blend.
- Known for its mucilaginous and moistening properties, it supports a healthy digestive system.
- Rich in essential nutrients, Milky Oats contribute to nourishing the nervous system.
- Offers gentle support for stress and anxiety, creating a calming effect on the body.
- Fosters a sense of emotional well-being, an important aspect of the fertility journey.
- Ginger brings a touch of warmth and spice to the blend.
- Supports healthy circulation, ensuring that essential nutrients reach the reproductive organs.
- Known for its digestive benefits, it aids in the absorption of nutrients from the other herbs.
- Spearmint adds a refreshing and uplifting element to the blend.
- Known for its aromatic properties, Spearmint contributes to a delightful taste and aroma.
Brewing your fertility tea blend is not just a process; it's a ritual that allows you to connect with the nurturing qualities of the herbs. Here's a simple guide to brewing your herbal tea:
- 1 teaspoon of the herbal blend
- 1 cup of boiling water
Measure and Combine:
- Place 1 teaspoon of the herbal blend into your teapot or infuser.
- Bring 1 cup of water to a gentle boil.
Pour and Steep:
- Pour the hot water over the herbal blend in your teapot or infuser.
- Allow the herbs to steep for 5-10 minutes, depending on your desired strength.
Sip and Savor:
- Strain the tea, and take a moment to appreciate the earthy, spicy, and lightly sweet notes.
- Enjoy this soothing blend up to 3 times a day as part of your wellness routine.