by Dr. Stefani Kovacovsky Hayes, ND
Do you want to get pregnant in 2011 or 2012? Is "have a baby"
going to be on your list of New Year's resolutions? Would you like
to improve your chances for success once you start? If so, then
consider fertility optimization with Naturopathic and Chinese
In our modern society, many women spend years working hard to avoid
getting pregnant. Once they start trying for pregnancy, however,
they often have a difficult time. This is usually due to a variety
of life's stressors. Years of busy schedules, birth control pills,
emotional stress, recreational fun, medications, and dietary
choices can have a huge impact on the health of our ovaries and
eggs. The body is very wise, and in its wisdom, unhealthy eggs
remain unfertilized or result in miscarriages.
Men are not exempt from lifestyle effects as well. Alcohol, riding
bicycles, smoking, poor dietary choices, tight underwear, and even
laptop computer use are some of the many circumstances that can
have a huge impact on the health and effectiveness of sperm.
Lesbians and transgendered individuals who are trying to conceive
with fresh or frozen sperm are also encouraged to optimize their
fertility before inseminating. There is no reason why healthy
women should be treated for infertility, just because they have
unique needs for achieving pregnancy.
Ideally, a minimum of six months is recommended for optimizing your
fertility. Twelve months is encouraged for most individuals. I
want you to avoid any potential emotional trauma from a miscarriage
or infertility diagnosis. The best way to do this is to create
healthy eggs and sperm. Most of us, based on our lifestyle and
habits, need several months to detoxify from the years we have
taken our body for granted. It is best to not begin trying to get
pregnant during a detoxification process. After fully cleansing
your organs and changing your habits for the better, three months
of healthy eating, supplements, and acupuncture is recommended.
Three months is the amount of time it takes to mature the egg or
sperm that will be part of creating your baby. The healthier your
internal environment is during this time, the better your chances
are of creating a healthy embryo.
With fertility optimization, both partners, whether straight or
gay, are encouraged to be treated. Whether physically involved in
the creation of a baby, or emotionally supportive, the health of
both partners is imperative for the actualization and wellbeing of
your future child.
Naturopathic and Chinese medicine can greatly improve your health,
in preparation for pregnancy. Maximizing your wellbeing now also
leads to an easier pregnancy and a healthier baby. So, what are
you waiting for? Start getting healthy now, so that when you are
ready, your baby will be too!!
Dr. Stefani Kovacovsky Hayes, ND
If you have questions or would like a consultation please call
Kwan-Yin Healing Arts Center at (503)701-8766.
Dr Hayes can also be reached at: email@example.com