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Healthy Pregnancy Preparation

By Chris Jensen, May 13, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Chris Jensen
In support of Pregnancy Awareness Month this May, tune in to learn from the founder herself as she shares her diet and lifestyle suggestions for couples preparing to conceive. Anna Getty is a busy mother of two, an author, blogger and founder of Pregnancy Awareness Month.

May is Pregnancy Awareness Month:
  • Created to provide an educational platform that supports pregnant women and new moms with information and a supportive community.
  • Motherhood is celebrated with four key initiatives: education, exercise, nutrition and wellness, and nurturing the mother.
  • Events are held around the country and more information can be found at www.pregnancyawareness.com
When preparing to conceive, Anna Getty recommends cleansing the body:
  • Infertility is at an all time high due to stress, exposure to environmental chemicals, pesticides and preservatives in our food, and lack of sleep.
  • Doing a 5-21 day detox well before trying to conceive, along with taking a pre-natal vitamin, eating organic whole foods and cutting out alcohol, caffeine, pharmaceutical and recreational drugs will assist in creating a fertile and healthy environment for conception.
Consider internal and external environments when preparing the body for pregnancy:
  • Supportive exercise like yoga, pilates or hiking in nature can be helpful for lowering stress and reconnecting to one’s body.
  • Fertility acupuncture, meditation and bodywork can also be supportive and beneficial.
  • Getting toxins out of the house by using non-toxic cleaners and body care products is important for overall health.
  • The goal is to create a healthy environment, where one’s hormones are balanced and the body is ready to conceive.
There are many ways men can support fertility to help with conception:
  • Taking a zinc supplement has shown to increase sperm count and improve the quality of the sperm.
  • Exercising regularly, eating a well balanced organic diet and cutting out alcohol may improve a man’s health and well-being.
Visit our Whole Body site to download this month’s featured Be Good to Your Whole Body pocket guide and more.
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38 Comments

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Kim says ...
My sister is currently trying to get pregnant this is all good info
06/04/2012 7:43:47 PM CDT
Sandra L. says ...
I already live a natural lifestyle, but I didn't not know that detoxing can help with fertility. It makes sense.
05/14/2012 9:19:59 AM CDT
Laura says ...
I have heard of a lot of these "preparations" I love that there is a pregnancy awareness month, thanks for the great information!
05/14/2012 11:39:25 AM CDT
Melissa says ...
Great advice, going to have to make some changes.
05/14/2012 9:43:56 PM CDT
Emily says ...
I had no idea about Pregnancy Awareness Month. Thank you!
05/29/2012 7:57:09 AM CDT
rebecca says ...
I didn't know about May being Pregnancy Awareness month with 4 major topics. I didn't know about detoxicing the body.
06/01/2012 3:52:13 PM CDT
Christine M says ...
I tried a personal 3 month cleanse before getting pregnant. I also tried to get my husband to do it as well :)
06/01/2012 1:27:01 PM CDT
Robin Kampfer says ...
Great tips!
06/04/2012 1:27:01 PM CDT
marissia w says ...
This is great education for women! It is so important to be healthy before during and after pregnancy.
05/27/2012 2:19:50 PM CDT
Julie Ghrist says ...
I especially find this interesting: "Infertility is at an all time high due to stress, exposure to environmental chemicals, pesticides and preservatives in our food, and lack of sleep"
05/27/2012 7:09:09 AM CDT
Stephanie V. says ...
Getting toxins out of the house by using non-toxic cleaners and body care products is important for overall health -- totally agree and have made this switch in our house!
05/26/2012 12:35:47 PM CDT
Trisha W. says ...
Interesting. I didn't know there was even such thing as Pregnancy Awareness month and I've been there eight times.
05/26/2012 9:10:15 AM CDT
Amber says ...
Wow - this was really informative. Now I know why I need to take zinc supplements!
06/03/2012 9:18:30 AM CDT
Melissa H. says ...
Great tips, especially about detoxing!
06/02/2012 11:46:24 PM CDT
Teresha says ...
I am a big believer in detoxing. It helped me get pregnant with my first after six months of TTC unsuccessfully
06/02/2012 7:40:07 PM CDT
Anna G says ...
What a great resource. I didn't realize that there was a pregnancy awareness month.
06/07/2012 10:49:16 PM CDT
Terri Bollin says ...
I didn't know there was a pregnancy awareness month. Thanks for the tips.....
06/07/2012 9:03:49 AM CDT
Cindy says ...
very informative.
06/06/2012 6:40:10 AM CDT
Sheila Foley says ...
I agree about taking the prenatal vitamins while trying to conceive! GOOD ARTICLE!
06/06/2012 8:55:12 AM CDT
mary gardner says ...
i did not know there was pregnancy awareness month. thanks for the all of this great info.
06/06/2012 10:09:16 AM CDT
Laurie Emerson says ...
I like how there is so many things I never realized when you are considering starting your family. Detoxing never even occurred to me but after thinking about it, it makes perfect sense.
06/07/2012 9:10:09 PM CDT
Christy says ...
Great tips. We are thinking of trying for another baby soon and I want to do whatever I can to start the pregnancy off right.
05/26/2012 5:07:23 PM CDT
Amber says ...
Wow - this is really good! I passed it on to a close friend who just became pregnant!
05/26/2012 6:28:46 PM CDT
Tatum says ...
Thanks for all the winderful information
05/26/2012 9:18:39 PM CDT
Seyma Shabbir says ...
Did not know there was a pregnancy awareness month but I knew a lot of this before I got pregnant since I am diabetic I had to be careful! Excercise, eat right, no drinking, organic diet, etc.
05/26/2012 11:37:17 PM CDT

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