Conceiving a child and welcome him into your being, in your heart, life is a magnificent act. It is a form of initiation that can be very demanding, because you cannot have a child without accepting that it transforms us deeply.
It is wonderful, this life that grows within us and around us. Think about the magic and the strength of these two tiny cells that will meet and become a human being, which is a very complex organization.
As future parents of this marvel, you can optimize the conditions by favoring its design and intrauterine growth. Where to start? The simplest way (or most difficult, depending on the point of view), is to have a balanced life: a sufficient number of hours of sleep, balanced meals, exercise, the clean air and, of course, love, laughter and fun.
In terms of food, some foods should be avoided or at least have a reduced intake, while others will promote the development by strengthening and revitalizing your body. As the baby will inherit your luggage, the more you’ll be in good condition physically, and all other levels of your being, the better your future child will have the opportunity to have a good constitution and good health.
Both Men and Women Should Avoid the Following
- Overeating, because it unnecessarily overloads the body, which tends to deplete.
- A diet of refined and denatured products: white flour, sugars, salts, dyes, preservatives, animal fats and saturated fats.
- Alcohol and stimulants such as coffee, tea, chocolate (too fatty), are also to be avoided.
- Physical inactivity and lack of fresh air, as well as stress and fatigue are not conducive to good fertility or a good vitality.
What to do to encourage greater fertility in men and women?
Preferably, a diversified organic food is recommended, because it is your best health insurance. For example, did you know that the meat of chicken and beef treated with hormones, as well as dairy products, eggs that are saturated can affect, among men, the quality and quantity of sperm and on the other hand among women, this can disrupt their hormonal balance, thus making it more difficult to conceive?
Exercise, oxygenate your lungs and relax, as lack of exercise and oxygenation and too much stress among can disturb the body’s pH, which can interfere with conception.
Some Plants/Herbs That Encourage Greater Male Fertility
Garlic, seaweed, mushrooms, fenugreek, ginseng, flaxseed, rhubarb, rosemary, sage, red clover and ashwaganda, are some plants that increase sperm motility.
Some Plants/Herbs That Encourage Greater Female Fertility
Raspberry, oat straw, catnip, dandelion, horsetail *, nettle, sage *, red clover, and fenugreek are the plants that are generally advised to take for a few months before conception.
* Do not take during pregnancy. Cease once there is possibility of pregnancy.
Plants/Herbs to Consume During Pregnancy
For overall wellness: borage, blessed thistle, red raspberry**, melissa, nettle, oat straw, dandelion, rosemary, verbena.
If there is nausea: anise, basil, calendula, chicory, raspberry**, ginger, lemon balm.
Remineralizing plants: garlic, oats, chamomile, fenugreek, stinging nettle.
In case of anemia and fatigue: garlic, borage, cayenne, fenugreek, nettle, horseradish.
For insomnia in starting months: oats, borage, chamomile, catnip, skullcap, valerian.
During pregnancy, it is better to take less concentrated infusions, because they are easier to take even for women who are experiencing nausea.
** During pregnancy, always use a tea light raspberry. It causes a tightening of the uterus by small contractions. If taken before pregnancy, the body gets used to it and there will be less risk, as the uterus is in better shape.
Plants/Herbs to Eat After Pregnancy
For overall wellness: borage, catnip, blessed thistle, alfalfa, nettle, oat straw, rosemary, and verbena.
To reduce postpartum depression: oats, borage, catnip, lemon balm, and skullcap.
To get more milk anise, borage, blessed thistle, fennel, fenugreek, and verbena.
To enrich the milk: marshmallow, fenugreek, hops.
The infusion is ideal
An infusion will allow you to moisturize your body while you enjoy the benefits of plants. Use about 2.5 to 5 ml of the chosen herb or herb mixture per 250 ml of water. Do not scald or boil the plants, especially the delicate parts such as leaves and flowers. Place the herbs in cold water and slowly bring to boil. Remove from heat. Then leave to infuse flavor.
It is possible to encourage greater fertility. The information contained herein is general and it may happen in some cases that the difficulty in conceiving a child is mechanical, and is the result of a disease or that your body is overloaded or hormonal imbalance.
In such cases, an encounter with a skilled therapist could help. When we change our lifestyle and we start to use known medicinal plants, we must have the patience to allow the body time to regain its balance. For some, it is fast, while for others it takes a few months.
For next year, we wish you a wonderful pregnancy and a beautiful baby who is healthy in body and spirit.