Orthomolecular Medicine for Fertilization, Pregnancy and Childhood

Preparing for a baby, pregnancy and breastfeeding

Preparing for a baby, pregnancy and breastfeeding


Many couples yearn to become parents, and both partners can contribute to making this wish come true.

Sometimes it takes a while before pregnancy sets in. Besides internal factors there may be external ones, such as stress or a hectic life of both men and women, which can upset the sensitive balance of the sexual hormones and impair fertility. Both partners should therefore do their best to live a healthy life before pregnancy. Many people don’t realize that sperm and egg cells also “prefer” a healthy home. Thus, both parents should endeavor to lead healthy lives without alcohol and nicotine during the time before pregnancy.Most micronutrients cannot be produced by the body itself, so that it has to rely on a well-balanced, regular and combined supply of these substances.
    
In certain life situations and in case of disease, the need for micronutrients is markedly increased and cannot be covered by a normal diet. In such conditions it is wise to add a nutrient-adapted supplement to your diet. Dietary foods for special medical purposes contain a well-balanced combination of micronutrients.