Many have asked me about foods to eat to become pregnant or during pregnancy. You see, the key is to eat nourishing foods all days of your life and not specifically make exceptions for various stages of it. But obviously not everyone has had the opportunity to know about a nourishing diet that would not mess their hormones up, so taking it step by step, they start incorporating nutritious foods for certain stages, that is pre-conception and postpartum nourishment get a bigger focus as infertility grows.
Preparing your body for pregnancy is really rather preparing your egg quality, improving it, hence giving your future son/daughter a better chance at life. Pre-conception is a very important stage whether you’ve had a good lifestyle or not before. Conceiving a healthy child takes a lot of everything, your health now but also past choices, your partner’s health and their past and even the gods’ wishes (fortune, miracles).
Something that YOU can change and improve is indeed the way your body will nourish that future life within you since 3 months before a planned conception and for the next 9 months and above (via breastfeeding).
Only 25% of Medical Schools in USA offer students a nutrition course, reason why the ‘’best’’ advice your doctor might give you is to ‘’take your multivitamin religiously and all will be OK’’.
But no, that’s not all it takes. Actually you should avoid a multivitamin and rather learn what to eat.
- All fruits and vegetables should be of an ecological source, fresh and best if local/seasonal.
- No processed options.
- The less chemicals on labels, the better. None best.
Nutrient dense foods that should be prioritised in the pre-conception stage as well as during and after pregnancy:
- Wild-caught fish
- Cod-liver oil
- Bone broths
- Soaked/prepared grains
- Oysters, clams, mussels
- Full-fat dairy
- Fermented vegetables