A new life that develops in a woman’s womb is a direct reflection of the mother’s and father’s physiological and psychological states. The health of the woman’s egg and the quality of the man’s sperm greatly determine the health of their future child.
The new life spends nine months in a woman’s body, feeding off of the food that she consumes and the emotions she experiences. If you are a parent-to-be, please consider applying the tips below in order to assure that your baby spends that sacred time in a wholesome and healthy environment.
1. Drink red raspberry tea (women) and saw palmetto tea (men)
Red raspberry leaf is one of the best herbs for women’s reproductive system, while saw palmetto berries are one of the best reproductive system herbs for men. Implementing those herbs at least one month before conception can make a significant positive impact on the reproductive health of both parents-to-be.
Red raspberry is a highly nutritive herb that helps to revitalize a woman’s body with the focus on her womb; it provides a spectrum of bio-available minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, as well as b-vitamins. The herb (often called, “A Woman’s Best Friend”) has been traditionally used for hundreds of years to relieve morning sickness, strengthen and tone the uterine muscles (which helps to ease the labor) and also to prevent miscarriage. The tea can safely be taken before, during, and after pregnancy — during the breastfeeding stage — as it helps to increase both the quantity and quality of breast milk. Saw Palmetto, on the other hand, helps to regulate the male endocrine system, balance out hormones, rejuvenate the testes and prostate gland, and increase both the quality and quantity of sperm.
2. Do a water fast
A water fast can be of great benefit as part of the preparation process for conceiving a child. Fasting is a powerful ancient method used to restore the body and mind. It can also effectively balance and rejuvenate the male and female reproductive systems. One should fast on water anywhere from one to five days. Longer fasts should only be conducted under supervision of a fasting expert. If you have not fasted on water before, know that it can be a very intense (and at the same time life-changing) experience.
3. Introduce more plants to your diet
Eating a plant-based diet consisting mostly of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and herbs is excellent for maintaining the cleanliness of the body’s environment and feeding the cells high quality nutrition. Women should put emphasis on foods like avocados, olives, and leafy greens, whereas men should focus on consuming plenty of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, asparagus, watermelon, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and cabbage.
4. Develop a healthy mental attitude
It all starts in the mind. Healthy thoughts generate positive feelings and emotions which in turn create a healthy, alkaline environment in which the baby will be conceived and spend the next nine months. Negative thoughts on the other hand make the body acidic, which can negatively impact the health of the baby. Anger, for instance, is an emotion that is primarily stored in the liver. If a man or woman holds on to anger, there is a chance that it will manifest as an adverse liver condition in the child, either at birth or later on in his or her life. When grief is being held onto, the child’s kidneys may be affected, and so on. Before conceiving, as well as during pregnancy, it is vital to surround yourself with positive people and uplifting literature and music.
5. Avoid wearing high heel shoes
Ladies, if you are trying to become pregnant or are already pregnant, it may be time to put those high heel shoes away, at least for the time being. High heel shoes can throw the body out of its natural alignment, potentially causing problems during pregnancy and delivery. Additionally, with every step taken on a hard surface such as concrete or asphalt while wearing high heel shoes, an electric shock is sent from the feet that travels upwards to the uterus, negatively impacting the organ.
6. Implement fresh juices
Because of the body’s quick and efficient absorption of liquids, drinking fresh, raw, organic juices is an excellent way to replenish the body with the necessary building blocks in the form of minerals, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and other phyto-nutrients. Fresh-pressed juices can also help to increase sperm count and quality of semen in men, and nourish the women’s reproductive tissues.
7. Exercise abdominal muscles
Get plenty of exercise, ladies. Focus on the types of exercises that put an emphasis on the abdominal muscles. When your pelvic-area muscles become strong and more flexible, the delivery will be much smoother. Once conception begins however, most exercises should be avoided.
8. Get quality rest
Nothing regenerates and rejuvenates the body and mind better than quality rest. Develop a habit of going to bed early and getting at least 8 hours of sleep. Take time to sit down, relax, and meditate throughout the day. Never fight with your body when you feel the need to take an afternoon nap.