Everyone wants to give their baby the best possible start in life. At Give Me Life you can learn about pre conception care to improve fertility and affect the health and wellbeing of your future child.
Why get pre conception advice?
Growing evidence over the past 5 years shows that our health as adults is strongly determined by our parents’ health status at conception and our mother’s health during pregnancy. This is especially true for
- Obesity susceptibility
- Adult-onset diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease
- Risk of cancer
- Mental health
- Healthy development & general health in adulthood
I can’t stress enough that it is not just women’s health that matters. Male environmental and lifestyle factors are equally important. Studies have, for example, shown that male smokers have lower sperm counts and more sperm abnormalities, AND their partners are also more likely to experience difficulty conceiving and suffer more miscarriage. Another example: The sperm of overweight men is associated with higher rates of chromosomal abnormalities, increasing miscarriage risks.
I consider pre conception nutrition and lifestyle advice to be the ultimate practical and easy-to-apply health insurance. Taking action now maximises both your own and your child’s future health and well-being. Start preparing now for becoming a conscientious parent.