Zita West hosted a live coaching and planning session on 17th January 2022. In the session, Zita covered a wide range of topics, guidance and advice that couples and those trying for a baby can start implementing to help them get pregnant faster.
You can view a recorded version of the live session below:
As part of this session, Zita put together a planner which you can download for free here.
The planner is a useful guide and can be used to help monitor the things which can positively or negatively impact your chances of getting pregnant faster.
Here are some of the key takeaways from the live session:
Fertility is a Whole Body Event
Often, people focus solely on the reproductive system when the truth is, fertility involves the whole body as well as the mind.
The mind-body connection is critical to fertility as all of the body's systems are interconnected by the nervous system. Your thoughts and emotions have an impact on your heart, brain, gut and your uterus.
Looking after the mind can help to ease physical stress and that is why Zita recommends meditation, mindfulness and other relaxation techniques.
Zita's Top Tip: Do some breathing and mindfulness work for 10 minutes per day.
The Importance of Diet & What You Can Eat
We strongly believe in the idea that with balanced nutrition, you can eat yourself pregnant. As with all cells in the body egg and sperm cells require vitamins and minerals to keep them as healthy as possible. Eating a balanced diet will provide your body with the necessary nutrients it needs to keep all of your cells in the best possible condition, thereby maximising your fertility and chances of getting pregnant.
However, eating a balanced diet does not mean you should punish yourself by eliminating all of the so-called 'bad treats'. Having a glass of wine, a cup of coffee or some chocolate once in a while will not set you back. By allowing yourself some treats once in a while, you are more likely to stick to a healthier diet for a long time frame. If you start on a strict diet and eliminate all treats you will struggle to stay motivated, the diet becomes difficult and you are more prone to slip-ups.
Zita's Top Tip: Build in the occasional treat into your diet to keep you motivated
What an Egg & Sperm Needs
Some of the things that are common requirements for both egg and sperm health are:
- Diet rich in protein: proteins are needed to help build almost all cells in the body and support cellular functions.
- Good gut health: this helps your body absorb more of the nutrients that ar needed to build healthy eggs & sperm
- Balanced blood sugar: helps to keep hormones balanced and at the correct levels
- Good blood flow: helps transport nutrients to where they are needed
- Protection from free radicals: stops eggs from being damaged
- Healthy fats: these are required to help build the cell membrane & functionality of the cells
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