BBL 149: Preparing to Conceive a Healthy Baby

A healthy pregnancy begins before conception. Today’s episode outlines clear steps to take to prepare your body for conception, boost your fertility, and increase your child’s lifelong health. Contrary to popular belief, fertility is not pre-determined…

…you can increase your fertility and greatly decrease your child’s chances of birth defects and health problems. You can also greatly decrease your chance of pregnancy complications. Listen in for full details on how to get your life and health prepared for conception!

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Topics I Cover in this Podcast

  • How modern values impact fertility and pregnancy (and what you can change)
  • Lessons learned during the pandemic - these can make a huge difference in fertility!
  • Exactly how to eat for conception
  • Adding exercise and movement into your day the smart way
  • How to create space for a baby in all parts of your life
  • Practical ways to lower stress
  • Why decluttering your home can help when you’re TTC
  • The role cleaning products play in health, fertility, and your future child’s health
  • How to create the home you want your child to grow up in
  • How environment impacts fertility and baby health
  • Why self-care is important as you prepare for conception
  • Working on your relationship is key when trying to conceive - here’s why and what to do
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Things Mentioned in This Week's Podcast

The listed books are for inspiration - they'll help you consider different options for the atmosphere and home you want to create.  Take what resonates with you!

(NOTE: Want the Top Easy Steps to Boosting Your Fertility? Use these 5 simple, evidence-based steps to get pregnant and carry your healthy baby to term. Get them here.)

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