It Goes Far Beyond Folic Acid…
If you are like I was, you may know long before you are ready to conceive that you want to be a mama.
With these feelings in your heart, perhaps you have started to ask some questions and to seek some answers.
If you brought it up to your health care provider, or if you searched the internet, there is one thing you were likely to find – take a folic acid supplement.
You may have also read that while you are preparing for pregnancy, it is a good idea to quit smoking, reduce alcohol intake and stop taking birth control.
When this information was shared with me about 6 years ago I remember thinking, “there has got to be more.” And there was.
Folic acid (or folate if it comes in its naturally occurring form in food) is critical prior to conception because it can help reduce the risk of neural tube defects like spina bifida.
Why is it important before conception? Typically when you find out you are pregnant you have already been pregnant for at least a few weeks. Those weeks are important for baby’s development and certain nutrient deficiencies can raise the risk of complications during this stage.
You have probably heard the phrase “you are what you eat.” You are also what you put in, on, and around your body, from food, to chemicals, to emotions, and they all play a role in fertility, and in creating the environment that will be your baby’s first home and first source of food.
There is so much you can now to start preparing for that time. Are you ready to explore and learn more about this?
On April 24th at 8 pm EST, I invite you to join me for a free call where you will learn all about why it is important and empowering to prepare yourself prior to conception. We will also start to explore what you can do to take the next steps on your journey.
This preconception time is not one that we often talk about because it is filled with excitement, fear, anxiety and frustration. If you don’t know when you are going to start trying to conceive, you often don’t want to be talking about it even with close friends and family.
Know that there is space for you to talk about it on this call Wednesday night and within the community of women that is growing.
If you’re ready to join us, click here to register. If you can’t make the call, rest assured that you won’t miss out because I’ll be sending out a recording.
If you are on the call, you will have the chance to win some great prizes, so I hope you can make it!
Peace, Love, and Wellness,