In order to assure a healthy pregnancy and a healthy child your body needs to be in top shape. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can be passed to your baby and will affect everything from immunity to behavior. Prenatal vitamins are a great way to get started but most women need more specific care. Prenatal vitamins are multi vitamins which means that there is a very small amount of each nutrient all in one pill. Most women however are not the same and thus need different levels of each nutrient depending on their body. For example, some may be very low in potassium and have normal calcium so a multi with just a little of everything will not help because there would not be enough potassium to replenish their very low level and the calcium would add to their normal level raising it unnecessarily. A Hair Analysis is a great way to see all the nutrient levels and find out exactly what the body needs.
Furthermore, we accumulate many toxins from our everyday lives such as heavy metals like mercury and aluminum. These metals can very easily pass to the growing fetus which has no way to fight against them. A Hair Analysis can also test for these metals and if any are found, metal specific cleansing would be necessary to aid in their excretion before conception.
Preconception care consists of looking at the whole body and bringing it back to balance by making necessary improvements in digestion, endocrine system like thyroid and adrenal glands, nutrient saturation and detoxification. These changes will minimize morning sickness, ensure a healthier overall pregnancy and prevent the baby from acquiring the mother’s imbalances thus creating better immunity and future health.
Once you are pregnant it is very important to stop all cleansing and concentrate on feeding the body the best food and nutrients to sustain both you and the baby. Inna finds that most OB’s do not take the time to educate their patients on what is important during pregnancy and for that reason she will educate you on the best nutrients and foods to include as well as exclude to assure a healthy pregnancy. Furthermore, it is very important to take the highest quality prenatal vitamins. Unfortunately, not all brands measure up. Read the full article about problems with conventional prenatals.
After Giving Birth
Most moms will agree that after the baby is born, it is all about the child. However the mother has to be in the best health possible so that she can look after that child. Pregnancy is a huge burden on the body and can very rapidly deplete nutrients, cause hormone imbalances and of course the extra baby weight. Moms are so busy breastfeeding and caring for the baby, they rarely have time to themselves but moms, your health is just as important. Testing is integral in figuring out exactly which nutrients you need to get balanced and replete what the baby has used up during pregnancy. This will raise energy levels, help eliminate the baby weight and prevent future diseases that can arise from long term nutrient imbalances.